Industry Insights by Mark Goldman, CPA

Accounting Students: How to Start a Conversation with a Professional

By Mark Goldman CPA on Mar 8, 2014. Posted in Blogging In Balance

I remember 20+ years ago attending a dinner function as the “student guest” of an accountant well into their career. The purpose of the function was to get students introduced to prospective employers. I spoke a couple sentences at the… read more

Resumes: Objective Statement or Not?

By Mark Goldman CPA on Mar 2, 2014. Posted in Blogging In Balance

Undoubtedly you have heard that resumes should be no more than 2 pages, or possibly even one, depending on your experience and who is giving the advice. You have also likely seen many resumes start with an “Objective Statement”. So… read more

For Employers: 4 Ways to Maximize the Usefulness of Phone Interviews

By Mark Goldman CPA on Feb 22, 2014. Posted in Blogging In Balance

While phone interviews certainly don't give you as much insight into a candidate as an in-person interview, they can be excellent time-saving tools when used to determine whether a candidate's qualifications merit scheduling a traditional face-to-face meeting. However, when done… read more

2nd Place in a Job Search… Not Always The 1st Loser!

By Mark Goldman CPA on Feb 15, 2014. Posted in Blogging In Balance

I know... close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades. This is not always true in a job search though. Recent events with two "2nd place" candidates and how they reacted to the news caused me to feel the need to… read more