Entries by pfssearch

Getting to Know You: How PFS is Unique

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the next step in your career by working with a recruiter. Ready for your hard work and experience to pay off, you excitedly open the email they’ve sent you about a job opportunity. But… there’s a problem. It’s not appealing to you. Maybe the firm is too big for your […]

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You Get the Offer…Now What?

Your resume stood out from the crowd. You were invited in for an interview. You aced the interview and of course followed up by sending thank you notes. The second interview went even better than the first. The call comes in; you’ve been offered the job. Now what? There are plenty of great books out […]

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Beyond The Big 4

Did you know that there are options beyond The Big 4? If you already work at a Big 4 firm or are planning to in the future, have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “why?” Sure, it was the natural choice. It was right there in front of you. It was what everyone else was […]

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What is Business Management? How do I break in?

WHAT IT IS Business Management is a subsection of public accounting that deals with high net-worth individuals in the entertainment field — from actors and musicians to athletes, producers, directors and voice-over actors.  Business Management firms handle everything for these individuals that has to do with money — from financial planning, insurance, day-to-day bookkeeping, account […]

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Great Expectations: Recruiters and Candidates

Although I’m not a lonely old woman locked away in her spider-web adorned mansion wearing her wedding dress, I can be the key to your future success and fortune-your benefactor of sorts. However, Pip had to uphold to the high standards of elite London society before he could come into his fortune, just as candidates […]

What You Should Know About Recruiters

Working with recruiters, specifically external ones, makes job searching, interviewing, and the post-interview process easier. External recruiters are considered the middle-man between firms and candidates. If you’ve never worked with one, you might be amazed at how beneficial they could be to you. Here’s an article that discusses what we do and the best way […]

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The 6 Most Important Resume Elements

Your resume You only get one chance to make a first impression.  Gone are the glory days of 2004-2008 when all you had to do was show up for an interview and you got hired. In 2009, there were on average 9 applicants for each open position in Accounting and Finance.  In the administrative world, […]

The Paradox of Choice: How to Avoid Making The Wrong Choice

We’ve all been there. Whether the split road pertains to work, education, our home life, or relationships, life challenges us to choose. Only, for some people, the anxiety of choosing can be paralyzing enough to result in a third option: Doing nothing. It’s easy to want to stick to the status quo; to imagine that taking […]

A Little Hand Holding Never Hurt

On “The Hills,” it seems like L.A. is filled with gorgeous young adults, with incredibly glamorous jobs, who still have plenty of time to hit the beach and work on their perfect tans.  What then, is preventing you from packing your bags and hopping on the next flight west to seek the ultimate job and […]

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Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips from Premier Financial Search Aim to Impress As we all know, first impressions are very important, especially on a job interview. If your first impression isn’t positive, it is unlikely you will have a second chance. Naturally, the first thing someone sees is the “packaging.” Unless told otherwise, a business suit is always […]