Clicky

Deeper Weekend 2014

Posts Categorized:

CPA firm

Choose your favorite writer

  • Greg Kyte
    Greg Kyte
  • Jason Blumer
    Jason Blumer
  • Jon Lokhorst
    Jon Lokhorst
  • Melinda Guillemette
    Melinda Guillemette
  • Toni Cameron

As I began hammering out a hiring process for our CPA firm, I realized about half way through that nowhere in the process had I even considered requesting a resume. Later, I did insert that as an optional step about halfway through the process. But why? (Always start with why!) The more I thought about it, the more I wondered what purpose the traditional resume serves in our digital world.

What has been the purpose for creating and sending resumes to potential employers? To land an interview. Our idea was to have people fill out a wufoo form online to give us some very general information and then we would go from there to see if an interview was warranted.

If our potential team members want to give us a traditional resume (a few already have), that is fine. The information is helpful. However, if that same information can be provided in a well written email, a video, or over the course of a few interviews, then a resume will certainly not be required to work with us.

Read more

As I began hammering out a hiring process for our CPA firm, I realized about half way through that nowhere in the process had I even considered requesting a resume. Later, I did insert that as an optional step about halfway through the process. But why? (Always start with why!) The more I thought about it, the more I wondered what purpose the traditional resume serves in our digital world.

What has been the purpose for creating and sending resumes to potential employers? To land an interview. Our idea was to have people fill out a wufoo form online to give us some very general information and then we would go from there to see if an interview was warranted.

If our potential team members want to give us a traditional resume (a few already have), that is fine. The information is helpful. However, if that same information can be provided in a well written email, a video, or over the course of a few interviews, then a resume will certainly not be required to work with us.

Read more

I suck donk at taxes. I take too long. It’s because I try to clean everything up and tie everything out. What the hell kind of upside-down world is this where other accountants condescend to me because I’m too much of a perfectionist? It’s like fat people turning on you because you like donuts.

I thought we were all supposed to be perfectionists. The kids who grew up to be CPAs were the ones who got beat up on the playground for correcting the cool kid. He’d say, “Nice Toughskins, lamewad.” And we’d be like, “They’re not Toughskins, they’re Wranglers, husky Wranglers.” And the next day he’d be like, “Nice bruise, loser.” And we’d say, “It’s a contusion, not a bruise.” Vicious cycle. You remember.

Read more

Category:
CPA firm
Comments:
13

I suck donk at taxes. I take too long. It’s because I try to clean everything up and tie everything out. What the hell kind of upside-down world is this where other accountants condescend to me because I’m too much of a perfectionist? It’s like fat people turning on you because you like donuts.

I thought we were all supposed to be perfectionists. The kids who grew up to be CPAs were the ones who got beat up on the playground for correcting the cool kid. He’d say, “Nice Toughskins, lamewad.” And we’d be like, “They’re not Toughskins, they’re Wranglers, husky Wranglers.” And the next day he’d be like, “Nice bruise, loser.” And we’d say, “It’s a contusion, not a bruise.” Vicious cycle. You remember.

Read more

Category:
CPA firm
Comments:
0

“Do you run a small business? Do you have a pulse? If you answered yes to either of these, you may be the perfect client for us! We don’t even know your name, but we can definitely do whatever it is that you want us to do.”

While you may not have stooped to this level, most entrepreneurs are delighted to bring in new clients. It’s an exciting process because it means the business is growing and stands to make more money. The problem with this perspective (and we all intuitively know this) is that jumping into a relationship too fast can ruin its potential from the start.

Read more

“Do you run a small business? Do you have a pulse? If you answered yes to either of these, you may be the perfect client for us! We don’t even know your name, but we can definitely do whatever it is that you want us to do.”

While you may not have stooped to this level, most entrepreneurs are delighted to bring in new clients. It’s an exciting process because it means the business is growing and stands to make more money. The problem with this perspective (and we all intuitively know this) is that jumping into a relationship too fast can ruin its potential from the start.

Read more