New Job? Use These Apps to Find Lunch Near Work

March 28th, 2014

Getting adjusted to life at a new company takes time. However, if you’ve just started work in a new area of town, you’re also tasked with learning your way around the neighborhood.

While some things can be learned gradually, others present a more pressing matter. Lunch is certainly one of those items that must be made a priority. It’s important to find your new go-to spots as soon as possible, so you’re never left hungry.

Apps to Help You Find Lunch Fast

Nothing is worse than trying to take in an overabundance of new information on an empty stomach. Download any of the following apps to find your favorite lunchtime fare ─ and fast:

  • TruxMap Lite: This is your app if your favorite type of food is served from a food truck. Available for download on both the iPhone and Android, TruxMap Lite will tell you what food trucks are currently in your area and which ones are scheduled to arrive later in the day.
  • Foursquare: For those who like to switch lunch cuisine up, the Foursquare app is a great option, as it makes variety easy. Simply type in the kind of fare you’re looking for and your location to see a list of nearby places that fit your needs. Additionally, the app also provides user reviews and discounts, so you can be sure you’re getting the best for your money. The app is available for both iPhone and Android users.
  • GrubHub: A new employee often has a jam-packed orientation schedule, sometimes making it difficult to even get outside and get lunch. If you find yourself in this situation, GrubHub can help. The app is available for both iPhone and Android users, allowing you to easily find restaurants that deliver to your company, place an order, and wait for it to arrive ─ lunch at its easiest.
  • Dining Deals: Using the new job as a way to start fresh on your finances? The Dining Deals App can help you stick to a budget by finding discounts at restaurants in your area, so you never have to pay full price. It’s available for download on Android only. However, BiteHunter serves as a similar alternative for iPhone users.


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Is Your Resume Recruiter Ready?

March 21st, 2014

Your resume can make or break your job hunt. A well written one impresses recruiters and helps you get an interview, while a resume that’s just okay won’t get you very far. If you want to succeed in your job hunt, it’s important to have a resume that makes you stand out from the crowd.

5 Tips to Improve Your Resume

Planning to start looking for a new job in the near future? Or maybe you’ve already begun your search and are wondering why you’re not having any luck? Use these five tips to touch your resume up:

  1. Keep it Professional: Using colored backgrounds and funky fonts will certainly make your resume stand out ─ but not in a good way. Always use a standard font, such as Times New Roman or Universal, in black, on your resume. No exceptions.
  2. Proofread, Proofread, Proofread: The importance of this step cannot be emphasized enough. Spelling a word wrong on your resume makes you appear careless. No one wants to hire someone who doesn’t care enough about their career to proofread their resume.
  3. Customize It: When it comes to finding a great job, your resume is not a one-size-fits-all tool. Tailor it for each specific job to highlight your relevant experience. You have to sell yourself to each company to show them why you’re the best person for the job and this is the first step of the process.
  4. Get to the Point: Most recruiters won’t read your entire resume. Instead, they’ll skim through it to read the main points, so it’s important to highlight those up front. Do your best to keep the entire document to one page, as anything more is distracting. Shorten the margins if you need a bit more space. However, if you simply must make your resume two pages, be sure to balance the information on each page, instead of just putting one section on the second page.
  5. Include Action Items: Don’t assume a recruiter is going to read your resume and know how great you are ─ tell them. Instead of just saying you helped your current company cut payroll costs, include a percentage or dollar sign. For example, “Developed new payroll procedure that cut payroll costs by 15 percent.”

Need a little help polishing your resume? Contact the expert Seattle accounting recruiters at Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing. We’re glad to review your resume and make suggestions for improvement. We look forward to assisting in your career search.

What to do After You Accept a New Employment Position

March 14th, 2014

If you’ve just accepted a new position ─ congratulations! Out of all the candidates the company interviewed, they chose you and that is very exciting.

Whether you’re moving up the corporate ladder or into a new field you’ve been hoping to break into, a job change is a huge life event. A celebration is certainly in order, but there’s also a number of other important matters to attend to, including:

  1. Break the News to Your Current Boss: The mere thought of going into your boss’s office and resigning can be very nerve-wracking, but there’s no way around it. It’s essential that you tell your boss about your new job as soon as possible and before telling anyone else at the company. Not only is it a matter of respect to handle it in this manner, it will also help you to avoid burning bridges if you ever need a reference or want to return to the company in the future.
  2. Create a Transition Plan: Your resignation is likely going to (temporarily) cause your boss and your team members some extra work. While you shouldn’t feel guilty about this, you should do your part to ease the transition as much as possible. Do your best to help determine who is best suited to take over each of your tasks, then schedule a time for training. Make yourself available for questions to ensure everyone knows what they’re doing before your last day.
  3. Wrap Up Loose Ends: Be prepared for the frenzy of exit paperwork headed your way. You’ll likely need to write an official resignation letter, sign forms to transfer your retirement funds into your new employer’s plan, complete exit surveys, fill out COBRA forms if you’re going to keep your current employer’s health insurance, and complete other forms of necessary paperwork as part of the transition.
  4. Be Proactive on Requests from Your New Employer: Expect to hear from your new employer at least a few times before your first day on the job. HR may need you to complete paperwork prior to your start date, your new boss may call or email with questions, and your new team members may reach out to welcome you to the group. It’s essential that you respond to these communications in a timely manner to build a position relationship with them. Failing to return calls and emails in a timely manner ─ or at all ─ is rude and may cause them to wonder if they made the right decision.
  5. Relax a Little: If possible, take a few days in between jobs to recharge your batteries. Get a few things done around the house that you’ve been wanting to accomplish and make some time for yourself. You’ve earned it!


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6 of the Most Progressive Accounting Careers

March 6th, 2014

Accounting is a very broad field with limitless career possibilities. There’s a constant demand for accounting professionals, as every company needs someone to keep their finances in order. Additionally, as tax laws change, new fields emerge, and the government imposes tighter business regulations, new positions will continue to surface.

Top 6 Progressive Accounting Careers
Whether you’re just getting started in the accounting field or looking to make a change, these six careers are a great way to gain valuable experience that can be used to move up the ladder:

  1. Tax Accountant: Due to the demands of tax season, many people avoid this career path at all costs. However, opting for work as a tax accountant can offer many benefits. Experience working in tax early on can open the doors to many other accounting positions. Additionally, there’s always a demand for CPAs, as taxes are here to stay.
  2. Financial Reporting: Every organization needs an accounting professional to handle their reporting needs. Workers in this position are typically tasked with responsibilities such as making financial projections, preparing and analyzing accounting statements, and document record-keeping.
  3. Forensic Accountant: These professionals use a combination of accounting and financial skills to provide litigation support and investigative accounting services. Common responsibilities typically include performing forensic research to recover funds and assets, conducting forensic analysis of financial data, and preparing forensic accounting reports.
  4. Government Accountant: A government accountant works with the federal government, state and local agencies, or a combination of both to record and prepare financial reports according to government accounting principles and standards. Professionals may assist government authorities in evaluating budgets, estimating revenues, and making necessary adjustments to social programs.
  5. Environmental Accountant: Environmental accountants are tasked with analyzing the internal and external costs of the environmental impact of business decisions. This field is currently on the rise, as companies begin to place a greater emphasis on green practices.
  6. Bookkeeper: Every small business and non-profit organization relies on a bookkeeper to keep their accounts in order. Bookkeepers may handle a variety of tasks, including managing the general ledger, producing financial statements and other reports, completing payroll, preparing invoices, paying bills, and more.


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