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The Offer Resources

The Pitfalls of the Counter Offer

Some companies use counter-offers to retain
employees who are set to leave. Incentives
might include promotions, raises, equity, etc.
Counter-offers may be flattering but they
can have an adverse effect.

Steps to Resigning Professionally 

The resignation process can be stressful and filled with emotion, especially if your company culture is very team-oriented. There is a good chance that you have developed strong relationships with many people in many different parts of the company.

How to Handle the Money Issue

The question of compensation can be very sensitive and often requires extended negotiations to reach a figure that is fair and acceptable to both the company and the individual. 

Preparing to Marketing Yourself Resources

Tips for Writing a Winning Resume

You’re basically selling yourself on that piece of paper, so mold the information to reflect what your potential employer is looking for in an ideal job candidate. This is different depending on your industry.

Tips for Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

While LinkedIn can be an effective networking tool, it’s no easy task to distinguish yourself from the half a billion other users who are also trying to stand out.

But just a few small improvements can have a big impact.

Tips for Gathering References

References remain an important part of the hiring process for companies. Although they don’t get as much “press” in this modern age of technology, references are a tried-and-true, old school method of determining which job seekers are worth hiring—so you don’t want to overlook them.

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Job Seekers

Social media, including sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, can help you find a job and connect with people who can assist you with growing your career. However, it works both ways. Social media, when used the wrong way, can backfire and jeopardize a job offer or even your current job.

Interview Process Resources

Sample Interview Questions

View our extensive list of interview questions. 

Preparing for a Panel Interview

Preparing for a panel interview is slightly different than other interviews. Some steps are the same, but there are a few extra areas to focus on when preparing

Interview Preparation

Interviews can be tough – even for seasoned veterans.  The interview is, however, your best opportunity to gain insight into the position and company, and to determine how your experience and talent can contribute to the company’s growth and profitability.

Follow-Up Letter

A well-written and timely follow-up letter will enable you to make a positive impression and show your genuine interest in the position. It is an example of both your work habits and writing skills.

Best Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

It’s your turn! As your job interview comes to a close, one of the final questions you may be asked is, “What can I answer for you?” or “Do you have any questions for me?” Your interviewer will expect you to have some inquiries.

25 Ways Candidates Strike Out When Interviewing

Companies were surveyed and asked why they did not hire a qualified candidate.  The following reasons were noted:

9 Things Never to Do in a Panel Interview

So you’ve prepared for the phone interview, a video chat, the one-on-one interview and the salary conversation with HR. But, if you’ve forgotten to plan for a possible panel interview, you’ve missed a step.

RICK FRIBUSH

Partner, Practice Director - Accounting & Finance

Rick is a founding member of Chesapeake Search Partners and Practice Director for the Accounting & Finance Practice, facilitating all direct-hire and contractual searches within these fields. Rick began his career as a CPA in public/corporate accounting. He joined the recruiting industry in 1993 with The Mergis Group. He then went on to successfully lead the Accounting & Finance Practice for Stephen James Associates. As he continued those efforts throughout his tenure in the industry, he realized there was a lack of support for the demand of a recruiting partner in these industries within the Baltimore/DC market.

Rick graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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