Public Practice Recruit Series: LinkedIn Tips for Accounting Students

By Stephanie Snowden, Student Recruitment Officer CPABC It is never too early for university students to create a LinkedIn Profile. As an accounting student in particular, it is critical for you to have a polished online presence if you intend to do co-op terms or go through the public practice recruitment process. Below are some Read more about Public Practice Recruit Series: LinkedIn Tips for Accounting Students[…]

Public Practice Recruit Series: Top 10 Mistakes Made During Fall Recruit

By Stephanie Snowden, Student Recruitment Officer CPABC Fall recruit can be stressful for most university students. To make your experience more impactful, here are some things to not do during the recruitment process. Not attending networking sessions Attending networking events can be difficult with a full academic schedule. However, making connections is a key component Read more about Public Practice Recruit Series: Top 10 Mistakes Made During Fall Recruit[…]

Public Practice Recruit Series: 2018 FAQ

Fall Recruit is around the corner! Looking for a job with a CPA firm? Read the important points below to make sure you’re ready. If I want to work for a public practice firm, when should I go through the recruit process? Many firms do their hiring about one year in advance. So, if you Read more about Public Practice Recruit Series: 2018 FAQ[…]

Job Search: Starting From Ground Zero

What’s so challenging about a job search? You just apply for a job, get an interview, tell them everything great about yourself, wait for the job offer, and find out when you start—right? Unfortunately, the process of finding a job is rarely that simple. Before you even start looking for a job, there are a Read more about Job Search: Starting From Ground Zero[…]

Dos and Donts of Speed Networking

We asked employers from past speed interview events the following question. “If they could give any advice to the candidates before they walked into the interview room, what would it be?” Future speed interview goers, take heed, here are CPABC’s Do’s and Don’ts of speed interviewing. Do: Research, research, and research some more. Employers appreciate Read more about Dos and Donts of Speed Networking[…]

Speed Interview Tips – What Employers are looking for

What are employers truly looking for in candidates during a speed interview session? For the answers, we went straight to the source:  employers, who have participated in our Speed Interview Nights in the past. Pay attention and put your best foot forward, or best hand if you’re interviewing with Neil Focht, Accounting Manager at Enterprise Holdings Inc. Neil admits Read more about Speed Interview Tips – What Employers are looking for[…]

A Recruiter Speaks: Tips for Winning Interviews

So, you’ve made it through the networking events and have been invited to an interview – congratulations! Wondering how to prepare and what to expect? Jenna Imai, Manager of Talent Attraction at KPMG Vancouver has some insider tips for you. During your preparations, put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer “Think about what you Read more about A Recruiter Speaks: Tips for Winning Interviews[…]

Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names

Does this ever happen to you? You are at a networking or social event and you are introduced to somebody but as soon as their name is spoken it disappears from your memory, never even seeming to enter your mind. You think you are doing everything right:  firm handshake (but not too firm), direct eye Read more about Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names[…]

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 Read more about 5 Tips to Get Your Résumé Noticed Via Email[…]

Top 5 Winning Personality Traits

  We came across an article on Forbes.com 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 Read more about Top 5 Winning Personality Traits[…]