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How to Land a Job Above Your Experience Level

It’s a universal truth that the further you progress in your career, the longer it takes to find a new job. While many factors play a role, there are simply fewer opportunities for management roles and companies become more discerning with the applicants that apply. In entry-level positions, soft skills and education are the primary gatekeepers. But as you climb [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|

How to Answer Those Tough Interview Questions

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or are a seasoned professional, there will always be those few interview questions that will disrupt your momentum in the moment. Here are a few of the most common questions and interview styles that are likely to arise at some point in your career. What are your weaknesses? It’s tempting to choose weaknesses that are [...]

By | October 11th, 2015|

How to Stay Classy in Your LinkedIn Profile Picture

“LinkedIn members with profile photos receive 14x more profile views than those without.” – LinkedIn To drive visibility for your personal brand, a LinkedIn profile picture is a must. But how can you put your best foot forward and ensure the image you portray resonates with colleagues, recruiters, and potential employers? Dress to Impress: Save your mountaineering and mud run photos [...]

By | September 28th, 2015|

Is Consulting for You?

The ability to set your own hours, choose your own clients, and be your own boss. What’s not to like? But in actuality, consulting or freelance work is not for everyone. Before you strike out on your own and blaze the consulting trail, ask yourself honestly: is consulting for me? Do you have a strong industry network? Whether your goal [...]

By | September 14th, 2015|

5 Tech Hacks to Improve Productivity at Work

We all strive to cut through the clutter, streamline our focus, and increase our productivity throughout the workday. With heavy workloads and tight bandwidths, maintaining an elevated level of productivity can be the key to surviving the rigors of the workplace. We’ve previously explored the best gadgets to increase productivity, but let’s revisit how technology can boost your efficiencies and keep [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|

Burchard & Associates Blog Post Mash-Up

Each week, we find an amazing variety of quality career advice to help streamline our resumes, hone our leadership skills, and unlock career happiness. But there are always a choice few that impact us more deeply and find a way into our psyche, leaving a lasting impression on the way we view our professional path. We’ve compiled a few of [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|

Efficiency Hacks for the Frequent Business Traveler

Whether you’re new to business travel or just started ramping up your travel frequency, there is a large learning curve to traveling smart for business. Not only do you need to pack and plan your trip, you also need to anticipate obstacles and situations that could throw a wrench in your travel and work-related plans. Here are a few core [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|

Ways to Foster Work-Life Balance

In the age of mobile technology, WiFi, and cloud computing, we are truly always-on. The notion of snow days, sick days, and after-hours have essentially been eliminated from the workplace. With 24/7 access to email, files, and contacts, even the idea of a proper vacation is lost for many professionals, who are unable to unplug or escape from constant questions [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|

AAFA: Power Up Your Financial Job Search

It’s a power tool that most finance professionals aren’t using in their job quest. A network with national reach but strong knowledge of local markets. It’s the American Association of Finance & Accounting. The AAFA is a well-established network of executive recruiters who specialize in sourcing and placing talent for finance and accounting roles in markets across the country.   [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|

Do You Have these Top Leadership Qualities?

Leaders, managers, professionals, lend me your ears. Every leader is unique but are there essential qualities that effective leaders share? This is a very subjective question, as many professionals value different qualities in their leaders. But here are 5 core qualities that we have found lend themselves to strong leadership potential. 1. Leaders Are Trustworthy: whether trust is built through [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|
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