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When you bring a new administrative employee onto your staff, you need to go through an onboarding process, right?  The right onboarding process can help set your employee up to be a valuable asset to your business. The question many companies have is, how long should the onboarding process take? Is there a time when… Read more »

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One of the most challenging parts of being an accountant is explaining financial data to people who aren’t good with numbers. There may be many leaders in your organization who aren’t very good at math and who don’t have the intuitive understanding of numbers that you do. Your ability to present information to them in… Read more »

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When you are applying for a job, you’re probably going to be communicating with the company via email. Although email is an informal means of communication in most cases, the emails you send when looking for a job must be professional and designed to impress. Unfortunately, many people make email etiquette mistakes that end up… Read more »

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As a professional in a creative field, you know how absolutely essential it is for you to stay up-to-date and to stay on the cutting edge of trends. Reading marketing material and spending lots of time pouring over industry news can be time-consuming. Fortunately, you can easily multi-task and improve your professional skills by listening… Read more »

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When your company hires a project manager, you need someone with excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to keep staff motivated while meeting deadlines and keeping the whole project moving forward. You know what soft skills your project manager needs: a high emotional IQ, managerial skills, and time-management skills. But what… Read more »

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Vanguard Staffing can help you to land an interview for an accounting position with one of the top companies who is looking to hire people like you. It’s up to you to impress the hiring manager at your interview, though, and this means being prepared to answer some key questions that show you have the… Read more »

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Your resume should include any jobs you have done are most relevant to the position you are applying for.  Temp work is actually a great way to show a potential employer you’ve acquired important skills and you have continued to develop your abilities during a period when you do not have full-time employment. You should… Read more »

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If you are being considered for contract work on a creative project, make certain the job is actually going to be a good fit for you. You don’t want to jump into a project where your employer’s demands will be unreasonable or where you won’t be able to perform work to the satisfaction of your… Read more »

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If your company has an accounting team, a situation may arise where you need to bring on additional accounting staff. If you find your current staff is short-handed or struggling to keep up, it is time to think about bringing in someone from the outside. As you consider who to hire, remember there are many… Read more »

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If you are in the sales profession, you know you should ALWAYS be looking for ways to improve your sales numbers. Finding ways to sell more can help you impress your boss and have a direct impact on your income if you are paid on commission. It is worth the effort to think about how… Read more »