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5 Tips to Get Your Résumé Noticed Via Email


Whether it’s a full-time, part-time, or a co-op position you’re applying for, many employers request that résumés be submitted via email. Here are some tips on how to get your résumé noticed as soon as it hits the employer’s inbox.


1)      Use a Straightforward Subject Line

Some positions require a specific reference number or statement be included inRead Story

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Level Up on LinkedIn


The CPABC Spring Leadership Conference that was held in Vancouver May 7 & 8, 2015 featured an inspiring array of presentations and seminars related to business, leadership, and technology. One of the speakers at the conference was media and technology expert, Tristan Jutras. Tristan’s session at the CPABC conference was about utilizing social media to leverageRead Story

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A Primer for Environmental & Social Disclosure

In 2014, CPA Canada and the Toronto Stock Exchange jointly published a guide to help businesses gain a better understanding of how to report the business impacts of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.


To stay current on this topic and learn how organizations can integrate ESG information into their practices, download and read Read Story

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Sustainability Accounting

As more and more organizations report how their business operations impact the natural environment and society as a whole, accountants play an increasingly important role in sustainability initiatives. The following organizations and initiatives help companies along the path to sustainability accounting.


Company/ Organization   Description   Link   Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) GRI provides reporting guidelines and is theRead Story

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The Power of the Profile

How the CPABC Campus Access Profile Helped an SFU Student Land a Great Accounting Job



Can an undergrad still working on his or her degree find work through CPABC even before they have entered the CPA program?  In a word, yes.


Consider the case of Megha Gautam. When the Simon Fraser University student enteredRead Story

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Surmounting the two-year-experience dilemma – Part 2

In part 2 of our two-part blog post, CPABC’s Manager of Employment Initiatives, Dan Relihan, CPA, CGA, MBA, concludes our exploration of the two-year-experience dilemma by explaining how new grads might still get a shot at the entry-level interview even when the employer states that they require significant related experience.


In our previous post we noted a Read Story

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Surmounting the two-year-experience dilemma – Part 1

This is the first of a two-part blog post in which CPABC’s Manager of Employment Initiatives, Dan Relihan, CPA, CGA, MBA, will explore why so many employers ask for two years of experience for entry-level jobs, and how you can get the interview anyway.


We’re all too familiar with this dilemma, and just as baffled byRead Story

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Top 5 Winning Personality Traits


We came across an article on that listed the top 5 personality traits employers hire most. Universum, a Swedish employer branding firm, collected the data by interviewing 1,200 of the world’s top companies, and ranked the traits by importance.


The five traits are:


Professionalism. 86 per cent of recruiters and hiring managers look for aRead Story

CPA Case Competition participants deliberating over their business case.

CPABC Case Competition Winners

The inaugural Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC) Case Competition gave post-secondary students from all over the province an opportunity to develop their case analysis and presentation skills, compete, have fun, and earn cash prizes.


The first round of the competition took place in November 2014, when more than 30 teams from nine post-secondary campuses in BC competed forRead Story

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Investing in Post-Secondary Education Pays Off

The BC Ministry of Advanced Education released some statistics earlier this week that demonstrate the value of post-secondary education and the earning potential gains a person can make when they invest in a post-secondary diploma, trade, or degree.


The 2014 BC Stats shows the additional lifetime earnings of someone with a post-secondary education. For example, someoneRead Story

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