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How to Make a Good First Impression at Your Next Job Interview

A person walks into a job interview. They're 20 minutes late, slouching in their seat and make their distaste for their former employer known, well, several times within the conversation. It's safe to say the candidate's left a not-so-great impression on the interviewer — one that even the most qualified or skilled...
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A Recruiter’s Guide to Finding Your Next Great Hire

CEOs agree: finding the right talent remains one of their biggest challenges. See, a bad hire is costly. There's the loss of dollars put toward recruitment and training, as well as revenue from having an open position. Surveys by The Predictive Index, XpertHR and Gartner, Inc. each present this challenge in different ways...
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Boost Your Career by Developing These 5 Soft Skills

AI can seem like a formidable foe to the everyday employee. For one, artificial intelligence has the potential to increase productivity. Joined with enhanced accuracy and reduced costs, and the future looks progressively automated. Fret not, candidates. Employers don't underestimate the soft skills needed for a company...
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3 Tactics to Win the War for Talent

There's a consensus among employers: talent is hard to find. And that’s a battle that can bring down the most established of companies. Alter your approach to meet the demands of the skilled professionals you're looking to court. Century Group's 2019 Salary Guide for Financial Professions found three trends that...
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Why You Should Apply for a Temporary Job This Month

It's officially a temp economy. With low unemployment and the rise of gig culture, temporary workers are excelling in today's market — and employers are starting to catch on. Temporary work has been on the grow since 2008, with professionals drawn to the flexibility and immediacy of contract positions in the midst of...
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Century Group Sponsors 12th Annual OCBJ CFO of the Year Awards

On Jan. 31, more than 700 professionals attended this year's Orange County Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards held at Hotel Irvine. The well-attended event is a highlight for the Orange County business community, which recognizes senior financial executives who've demonstrated excellence in their roles as corporate...
dani villalobosCentury Group Sponsors 12th Annual OCBJ CFO of the Year Awards

Q1 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

It's 2019. And despite last month's spiraling stock market and talks predicting a recession on the horizon, the labor market remains steady — much like the competition for skilled talent. With the national unemployment rate at 3.9%, the demand for professionals continues to drive the current hiring environment....
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How to Write a Thank-You Note in 5 Steps

With the rise of social media, company review sites and the internet in general, the job search has evolved in many ways. But there are aspects of the process that remain steadfast. Case in point: applicant etiquette is still a thing. A post-interview thank-you note is a small, yet meaningful gesture that can leave a...
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3 Tips to Help You Land the Job Interview

The job search is a process — a series of steps that get you from finding that perfect career opportunity to actually signing an offer letter. And the first significant hurdle to pass: landing an interview. Job seekers often bypass this step, and instead choose to focus on preparing for the event before they've even...
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OC CFO Forum Spotlights the Evolving Role of CFOs in M&A

There's no question about it: 2018 is all about the deal. With a strong economy as the catalyst, companies are increasingly turning to mergers and acquisitions as a means for growth, widening their consumer base and increasing overall productivity. In fact, $2.5 trillion in mergers was announced for the first part of...
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