If we had to list the questions we’re most frequently asked, then the best time of year for job hunting has to be in the top five. And as we approach Christmas and the festive period, it may be surprising that this is actually one of the better times for job hunting.
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Typical commuting expectations
When searching for a new job, what’s important to you? Salary? Company culture? Role responsibilities? Whether you’ve considered it yet or not, when weighing up job offers, the commute you could be undertaking on a daily basis is extremely important.
A “bad” commute can have a negative impact on mental health, overall job satisfaction and can leave you out of pocket. According to research conducted by the University of West England, just a 20-minute increase in commute time is as bad as a 19% per pay cut for job satisfaction.
But what commute is reasonable and what is not? There is a number of factors to take into account when working out the pros and cons of whether a certain commute works for you.
It’s important to stay in contact with your new hire/s before their start date. A lot can happen in their notice period, they might accept an offer with another company or may decide to stay in their current role. Therefore, a pre-boarding process is important to ensure your new employee feels like part of your team before they even arrive on day one.
With salaries up to £25,000 before being fully qualified, it’s easy to see why accounting jobs are attractive to those with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Although entry into the profession without a degree is possible, candidates with formal qualifications have the edge over those who don’t in this highly competitive industry. It can take anywhere from 6 months to 5 years to study to become an accountant dependent on the type of accountant you want to become and what qualification you pursue.
NC Associates, the North West’s most innovative Accountancy and Finance recruitment agency, takes the safety of its candidates very seriously. With temperatures predicted to drop over the coming week, whether you are going to an interview or just travelling from A to B, you should consider the following tips to help you to stay safe on the roads this winter.