Out of all the posts we published on our Careers blog in 2017, a few seemed to be particularly popular and share-worthy among our readers.
Here are the top five posts from our Careers blog in 2017:
1.What I Learned When I Made the Switch From Big Four to a Regional Accounting Firm
This is always a popular topic, as many people are curious about how the culture and work vary between firms. Our staff accountant's best advice? Research your choices well and work hard wherever you end up – your success will be commensurate with the effort you put forth.
2.How I Chose Tax vs. Audit
Deciding whether to specialize in tax or audit is a choice that college accounting majors need to make once they start their careers. For some, the choice is easy. They may instinctively have a sense for which discipline is the better fit with their personality and career goals. Or, their internships have given them enough information to guide them in the right direction. For others, the decision is harder. We asked a few team members in our Tax Strategies group how they decided to choose tax vs. audit. Here are their responses.
3. How You Show Up At Work Matters - 3 Tips for New Hires
Our HR Director Bobbi Kelly meets with all of our recently-graduated new hires as a part of their first day orientation. There's nothing like that first day at work. It's the day that marks the start of your career. It's also a day that can spark anxiety and nerves. So to help calm those fears, Bobbi shares her top 3 tips for making a good first impression in her orientation training. Here's what she tells our new hires.
4. Use the STAR Technique for Standout Answers to Interview Questions
Many recruiters look for candidates who demonstrate certain sought-after traits by utilizing a standard set of behavioral-style or competency-based questions during the interview. Unfortunately, candidates are not always taught how to answer these types of questions, especially when they’re just starting out in their careers. As a result they don’t perform their best during an interview. To impress your interviewer and give effective answers to their questions, our Recruiting Manager Kristin Seeger highly recommends using the STAR technique.
5. A Tax Intern's Take on the Busy Season Internship
This spring, blog post author and Temple University accounting major John Lowry and four other interns took on the challenge of their first tax busy season, working alongside Kreischer Miller’s Tax Strategies team. John's summary of his experience and the lessons he learned along the way rounds out our list of the most-read and most-shared blog post of the year.