How to Find and Develop Top-Performing Millennial Employees

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Paul Peterson Attracting innovative, young hires is very essential to Wiss. These workers maintain the vibrant, creative culture we strive to preserve, which is why we often search for young professionals in their 20’s that exhibit these dynamic characteristics. Through numerous interactions with many millennials, there are several tendencies that are found within business youths of today, such as open-mindedness and the ability to harvest valuable relationships. Here are four strategies that can... read more.

Expanding Your Connections: A Professional's Guide to Fearless Networking

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Danielle Patton In the current competitive job market, it takes more than a polished resume and exceptional interpersonal skills to attain a desired occupation. One method of emerging from the frenzied job pool is to network, a vital tool that can amplify business opportunities and shape lasting partnerships. By staying active through routine communication with contacts, blossoming ideas and novel perspectives can swiftly arise. So how can you cultivate a robust professional network? Use these guidelin... read more.

Acing your CPA Exam (with Help from a few Professionals)

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Carson Bigsby, Connor Doyle and Erin Silkowski Strategies to help you prepare for test day As three accounting professionals who have recently passed the CPA exam, we understand the stress that comes with preparing for the test. You may be struggling to balance studying with a job and your personal life, putting in long days and late nights as you count down to test day. Here are some planning strategies we learned as we studied and prepared for the exam that can make this prep time easier.  Kno... read more.

What's Your Brand?

By ddalessio, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Dylan D'Alessio Personal Branding is the process of developing a “mark” that is created around your personal name or your career. You use this “mark” to express and communicate your skills, personality and values with the end goal being that the personal brand you develop will build your reputation and help you to grow your network in a way that interests others. They will then seek you out for your knowledge and expertise. Below are some guidelines you should follow when develop... read more.

Inside the Life of an Intern

By ddalessio, Posted in Getting Hired 101

We can’t believe it’s already time for our summer interns to go back to school. We really enjoyed having them around and wish them the best of luck in the upcoming school year! Here are some of the highlights of their experiences: What was it like interning in a mid-sized firm? “Working for a mid-sized firm allows for an intern to get the opportunity to work on various types of clients and audits.  I found it extremely interesting to experience how different the clients were and how... read more.

How to Get Off on the Right Foot - Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

By ddalessio, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Dylan D'Alessio What is it? An Elevator pitch is a quick (30 – 60 second), clear message about you. Why is it called an Elevator Pitch? It should be short enough to share with anyone, anywhere, at any time- even in a short elevator ride, which would be about 30 seconds (Oohhhh). It tells a recruiter a bit about who you are, what your experience is and what you’re looking for. Why do you need it? It will be very handy to use in a number of situations in order to make a powerful and lasting... read more.

How to Have a Successful Internship

By ddalessio, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Dylan D'Alessio For many of you college students, your summer internships are starting soon or have already started. For those who have internships, it may be your first time working in a corporate environment. Being nervous is understandable, but you should also be excited! This is a great opportunity for you to leave a good impression on your employers, grow your network, and maybe even walk away with a job offer! Here are some tips so you can make the most out of your internship. Have a GREAT Attitu... read more.

Resume Pointers

By ddalessio, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Dylan D'Alessio  We all want a chance to interview and show what we are made of. But first, we have to make a good impression. Here are some Resume tips to help you get that interview! Keep it direct: You don’t have to make your resume extremely detailed. Think of it as a tool for getting your foot in the door, you will have time to elaborate when you have your interview. Don’t worry about including your objective, the employer should be able to figure out what... read more.

Interviewing to Your Full Potential

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Dylan D'Alessio Here’s a quick guide on how to succeed in your next interview! Interview Prep: A great interview starts with preparation. Research the company, find out what they do and find out what their culture is like to see if it’s a good fit. They will ask you what you know about their company during the interview. You can’t prepare for every single question that will be asked but there are a lot of similar questions that companies generally ask and you can prepare for them.... read more.