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 to work with one:

5 Things You Should Know About Recruiters

The 6 Most Important Resume Elements

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Resume Tips

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, there were 19 applicants for each open position.

In any given week, I will receive 400-500 resumes.  I have about 3 seconds to look at a resume and decide if I will spend more time working with that candidate.  Most hiring managers have about the same amount of time to spend per resume.  You MUST make your resume stand out in that first 3 seconds. Read more

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 life-style?  If you do see the City of Angels as the perfect place to spread your career wings and fly, don’t kid yourself.  While L.A. does present myriad job opportunities, relocating is challenging and guidance is key. Read more

Interviewing Tips

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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 appropriate. Be sure no one article is overpowering: fragrance, jewelry or make-up; this applies to both men and women alike. Display certainty by presenting solid eye contact and a firm handshake. Read more

Interviewing – How To Shine Brighter Than Everyone Else

How will you shine brighter than everyone else? Below is a link to an article that explains and gives some examples of how to stand out in your interview, even if it’s going poorly. Always prepare beforehand so that the small (yet, important!) factors don’t get in the way of bigger ones. Also, keep in mind that interviewers are rooting for you to do well. They don’t want to waste your time and they don’t want you to waste theirs, so make the best of your interview and prepare!

Stand Out in Your Interview

Dressing for an Interview

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One of the most important parts of your interview is how you present yourself. Wearing cologne or having scuffed shoes can turn off any interviewer. Don’t let the way you look hold you back from securing that great job opportunity! Here’s an article about how your image represents you, what you should be wearing, and what you shouldn’t be wearing:

How To Dress For Your Next Job Interview

National, Regional, and Local CPA Firms Looking for Exceptional Audit Seniors!

Did you know that PFS is working with multiple CPA firms who are looking for motivated Audit Seniors? We have positions in multiple areas all over the U.S.! Call us at 661-799-0101 to find out more.

Audit Senior Map Infographic

San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Top 20 Staffing and Employment Firms List… again!

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Premier Financial Search (PFS) is happy to announce that we have made it on the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Top 20 Staffing and Employment Firms List… again! PFS is a leading staffing firm based in the Los Angeles Area. We specialize in the placement of Tax, Audit, and Accounting professionals and staff within public accounting, business management, and small to mid-sized entrepreneurial companies in most major cities in the U.S.

PFS continues to grow in revenue and firm size. Additionally, we add new locations that we work in across the U.S. every year. PFS thrives on finding the right candidates for the right firms and we will continue to do so every year.

Whether you are ready to make a move now or a year from now, give us a call at (661) 799-0101 and browse our jobs to find out what excellent opportunities are out there for you.

 

PR for… Yourself?

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Social media has been a resource for firms to determine candidate-worthiness in the past few years. Whether your Facebook profile picture shows you taking shots at a bar or doing admirable charity work, potential employers will judge you when it comes to getting a job… or even an interview. Here’s an article that explains how to do a little PR for yourself to help you get the job you want:

If You’re Applying for a Job, Censor Your Facebook Page

Relocating: LA

Why Los Angeles?

You want a new job, but you’re comfortable. Is it worth moving? Better yet, is it worth moving to Los Angeles? Is LA the best place for you? Sure it is! While Los Angeles is primarily known for the glitz and the glam of Hollywood, let us tell you a few more reasons why you might want to make LA your new home, by honing in on a few of our favorite neighborhoods that host our clients’ CPA firms. Read more