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Happy Thanksgiving from kunin Associates

Happy Thanksgiving from Kunin Associates

At this season of Thanksgiving we would like to express our appreciation for your friendship and goodwill during the past year. We wish you a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Season.

Kunin Associates900 SE Third Avenue, Suite 204Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316954-467-9575www.KuninAssociates.com

Added by Kunin Associates on November 25, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

Top 10 Unbelievable Interview Blunders

What is the most unusual thing a candidate has done in a job interview this year? Fall asleep? Disappear? Bring his or her mom? CareerBuilder.com released its annual survey of the most outrageous interview mistakes candidates have made, according to over 3,000 hiring managers and HR professionals nationwide. This year's Top 10 List includes:



1. Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on November 16, 2009 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.

Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:



FIRST

Emergency

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find Yourself… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on November 12, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Handling the Holiday Party

Your annual office party is probably just around the corner and it's important to realize that this event is still about business no matter how festive it may be. In order to avoid being office fodder for the Monday after the event here are some simple tips to keep in mind. Besides, do you really want to be remembered as the guy who danced like John Travolta at the party, or the woman who thought she looked good in the Britney Spears outfit?

·… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on November 5, 2009 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

The Lighter Side of Accounting

Did you Know?



· Former Texas Rangers Manager and CPA Kevin Kennedy did his players' tax returns to make extra money when he managed in the minor leagues.

· Track sensation Marcus O'Sullivan passed the CPA exam.

· Funny man Bob Newhart started out in accounting.

· After graduating from school, J.P. Morgan got his first Wall Street job as a junior accountant. Five years later he founded his own company.

· Ray… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on October 26, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

Retention, Keeping your Best Employees

As the economy improves, and more jobs become available, it is natural for employees to become curious about what other career opportunities are out there for them. This can cause concern for some employers. Retention thinking is something that should already be taking place in your organization, if not, here are some tips to start the process.



1) Allow your employees the opportunity to grow. Encourage continuing education, training… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on October 5, 2009 at 9:07am — No Comments

How to Conduct a Great Interview

Hiring and keeping good workers begins with the job interview. A successful interview does not just happen, it needs to be planned, guided and prepared for. If your interview skills are a bit rusty here are a few pointers to get you back in the game.

1) Review the resume before meeting face to face with a candidate. Take time to know something about the person before you meet them. Otherwise you may come across unprepared or disorganized.

2)… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on September 28, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

Is There Growth Potential?

When interviewing for a new job get answers to the folowing questions to help determine your potential growth pattern in the new firm.



1) What are their sales projections?

2) What has the past revenue history shown?

3) What is their policy on internally promoting?

4) What is their policy on internally posting positions?

5) How long have your potential new co-workers been at their levels?

6) How long have your… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on September 14, 2009 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

"I need to Hire Someone, but Who?"

The market is slowly changing and more companies are looking to fill positions that have been on hold. They have realized that they no longer can run effectively without key positions being filled. The question becomes: 'What do I need from from this role in this changed economy?' Below are questions to help you create the best job description to give to your recruiter, and thus leading you to the ideal candidate.

1. What is the job's primary… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on September 10, 2009 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

General Interview Tips

1) Be flexible in what you are willing to do in the position you are applying for. 2) Don't discuss salary on the first interview. 3) Always be dressed professionally for an interview. Wear a suit (preferably navy blue, black or gray). It is always better to be as conservative as possible. 5) Ask what the company or manager is looking for in the person they will be hiring, what is important to them aside from the technical skills necessary, and what… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on September 3, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

How to Wrap Up an Interview How To Wrap Up an Interview

If starting an interview is awkward for many people, ending an interview can be even more difficult. Most interviews drag on too long (past the point where the interviewer needs more information in order to make a decision) because most interviewers don't know how to end the interview gracefully.

Some advice:

1. Set a time limit at the beginning. A half hour to 45 minutes should be sufficient for an initial screening . Have a clock visible,… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on August 24, 2009 at 9:25am — No Comments

Effective Performance Reviews

Richard comes to you asking for a raise. You think to yourself, what has Richard been doing this past year? You remember the one project that you almost lost due to his mistake, but you also forgot the 2 deals he was crucial in closing. A properly planned out performance review will help you get through this situation.



The purpose of a performance review is to define a clear basis for wage increases, promotions, disciplinary action and… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on August 17, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

Good Questions to ask the Interviewer

The interview is one of the most important elements in your job search, and often a job can be won or lost in this stage. To increase your chances for success it is imperative that you prepare properly.



Here are some good questions you can ask the interviewer:



1) What do you see as the challenges of this position? 2) What are the responsibilities of this position, and which are the most important? 3)Are there any projects in… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on August 10, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Handling the Panel/Group Interview

When thinking about an interview we most often envision a one-on-one scenario, however, group or panel interviews are becoming more popular. A panel interview is when one person is interviewed by several people all at the same time. This is often done for the following reasons: 1) Getting everyone together at once saves time, 2) It can show how the interviewee handles the stress of rapid questions and, 3) It can show how the potential employee… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on August 3, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Your First Days on a New Job!



Congratulations you have made it through the interview process, been offered a career advancing position, and now it's time to begin working. How you handle yourself the first few days will determine how you are viewed the rest of your time at the company. Follow these guidelines to make a successful first impression.



Be Positive. Show a positive attitude for your new position and company. Be enthusiastic and avoid continual referral… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on July 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Creative Ways in Rewarding Your Employees

In these challenging financial times it can be hard to come up with ways to reward your hard working employees. You really want to recognize them financially but your bottom line just won’t allow it. Here are some reward suggestions that will keep your employees motivated and feel appreciated.

· Give them verbal praise in front of their peers and your customers. If you have a company newsletter write an article about their valued contributions or… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on July 20, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

Small Talk Success

When proceeding through the interview process you may find yourself in a position where you will have to partake in 'small talk'. Whether it be conversing with other applicants, attending a social event for your prospective employer, or simply creating small talk before an interview actually begins. This is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced, below are some tips to help you become successful.



1) Be the first person to reach our… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on July 13, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

Get your CPA

Make more money, get a better job.



The best way to advance your career in the accounting field is to get your CPA. Having a CPA will give you more choices in job opportunities and will allow you to earn a higher salary. Each state has their own requirements, below is information regarding the Standard CPA exam in Florida.



Currently applicants sitting for the CPA examination are required to have a Bachelor's Degree… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on July 6, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

Employment Gaps in Your Resume

For most people there is a break in their employment history where they have taken time off. This could be for any reason from returning to school, taking care of an ill relative, starting a family, to taking an extended trip to Africa. For many potential employers this is not a "deal breaker". Here are some ways to address the issue: 1) In your cover letter automatically explain why there is a gap. 2) Structure your resume to highlight your expertise… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on July 1, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Conquering the Interview!

The interview is one of the most important elements in your job search, and often a job can be won or lost in this stage. To increase your chances for success it is imperative that you prepare properly.



To begin you need to extensively research the company, and with the help of the internet this should be fairly easy. Start by reviewing the company's website and looking at all the individual pages including 'about us', 'the management team'… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on June 22, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

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