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Australia is officially in recession for the first time in 29 years after posting a 7 per cent fall in June quarter GDP – the biggest since records started in 1959. Despite this, The Australian sharemarket rallied on Wednesday as investors shrugged off confirmation of the recession. Taking Wall Street's lead, the ASX saw gains despite the Doom and Gloom. Usually we see a decline in the Stock Market when the Economy is not in good...
As a graduate today, completing your course means entering a highly competitive job market with sometimes less qualifications and experience than others who are looking for similar roles. An average of over ten thousand students graduate from university in Australia each year in finance and banking alone, this and the competitive nature of the job market means preparation and standing out from the crowd are more and more...
So what are Graduate programs anyway? Graduate programs are a recruitment tool generally used by large corporate and government as a way of both building partnerships with universities and gaining access to talent in many different disciplines outside of more 'normal' recruitment channels. A grad program will normally lasts 1 – 2 years depending on the discipline and can start recruiting at...
Are you considering the prospect of starting a career in the field of finance work as an accountant? If so, you’ve probably encountered the terms CA and CPA while looking at prospective qualifications. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to make a calculated choice about which path to take unless you understand and appreciate their differences - this article seeks to provide a quick overview of the difference between the two roles...
While working in the field of accounting can be rewarding on many different levels, it’s only natural that you wish to boost your career with a promotion or new challenge. While the desire is clearly there, though, the biggest challenge is discovering how to make it happen. Here are five simple solutions to find new accounting jobs and take your career to the next level.   1| Build a love for continuous learning...
Whether you’re taking the first steps into the world of business or want to transition into a new career, becoming a mortgage or finance broker could be one of the most attractive options on the market if you have the right skill set and personality for the role. After all, what could be better than earning a great salary while also helping people and families find their dream homes? Plus as a career it can give you the flexibility...
If you’re really serious about starting a career in finance, then it’s important to focus on building up the skills to help you land that perfect graduate job to get you started. This article focuses on five useful skills that everyone in finance needs to have.   Communication skills If you work in most jobs in the finance industry, don’t expect to sit behind a computer all day. Almost all...