Become a CPA

Choosing a career path that will work in any climate.

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[…]

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 Read more about The Power of the Profile[…]

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[…]

Employer Spotlight: Vancity

As Canada’s largest community credit union, with over half a million members and more than 2,400 empoyees, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, better known as Vancity, is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers.  This year alone Vancity has received the following recognition: Best of Vancouver 2014 – Reader’s Choice for best local employer Read more about Employer Spotlight: Vancity[…]

Robert Meggy, CPA, CMA, Takes New Jaguar F-Type for a Spin

Check out Robert Meggy, CPA, CMA, in this edition of BC Business Online’s “CEOs in Cars” and find out what makes The Great Little Box Company a great place to work, what they look for in their employees, and how they support their staff. Did you know that Robert Meggy started his career as a Read more about Robert Meggy, CPA, CMA, Takes New Jaguar F-Type for a Spin[…]

Tips for New Hires

Starting a new job—even if you’ve just landed your dream job—can be a source of great anxiety.  In fact, the first days on the job can be the most challenging for new hires. It can be overwhelming to set foot into a new office where you have to not only learn the responsibilities of the Read more about Tips for New Hires[…]

Call Me Maybe. 3 Quick Tips To Make Sure Your Calls Are Returned.

An HR manager from one of our CPA Career Connect employment partners gave us a call saying she had received a voice message from a student she met at a networking event. She could not make out the student’s name or phone number so she asked that I listen to the message to see if Read more about Call Me Maybe. 3 Quick Tips To Make Sure Your Calls Are Returned.[…]

Mentorship Plays a Role in the Development of Every CPA

To assist future CPAs acquire the competencies expected of a professional accountant, mentorship is now a CPA practical experience requirement. CPA students and candidates who start employment and register with their provincial CPA body after September 2014 will be required to have a mentor. CPA students/candidates will meet with their mentor at least twice a Read more about Mentorship Plays a Role in the Development of Every CPA[…]