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PrideStaff Financial® clients enjoy a level of service that goes beyond simply filling job openings. We take pride in sharing our knowledge and resources to help our clients significantly improve their staffing processes and ultimately hire the right people. In addition to staffing services, PrideStaff Financial Staffing Consultants can provide added benefits.

Benefits include:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping affiliations
  • Benchmarking positions
  • Employee retention tips
  • Evaluations and testing
  • Hiring strategies
  • Interview process and question development
  • Local market condition reporting 
  • Reference checking tips
  • Resume screening techniques
  • Salary information
  • Screening techniques
  • Use of our office for confidential interviews
Interviewing

Asking the right questions is one part of the interview process, and a step toward making a successful hire. The following behavioral and traditional interview questions are a small sample of the questioning techniques that have proven to be useful at PrideStaff Financial. Contact Us or complete the Request for Services form to locate experienced and pre-screened financial, accounting or bookkeeping professionals.

Effective Interview Questions

Question: Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.

 

Question: What would your last supervisor say about you?


Question: What do you know about our company?


Question: What are your weaknesses?


Question: Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it.


Question: Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your last job?


Question: What is your typical way of dealing with conflict? Give me an example.


Question: Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.

 

PrideStaff Financial builds relationships with well-qualified accounting and financial professionals. Our network of accounting and financial candidates ensures you have access to the best people available in the market. We have candidates available for projects or direct hire. Our proven processes result in filled positions and great client experiences.

Evaluating Resumes

Many good applicants are missed because of ineffective resumes, and many poor applicants are interviewed because of great looking resumes. Evaluating resumes is time consuming and is often ineffective. The following resume evaluation tips are a small sample of the techniques that have proven to be useful at PrideStaff Financial. Contact Us or complete the Request for Services form to locate experienced and pre-screened financial, accounting or bookkeeping professionals.

Types of Resumes

A Chronological Resume is a list of work experience and education history in chronological order showing most recent first. This type of resume should easily show limited experience and gaps in employment. Specific related experience can be hard to find in this format.

A Functional Resume organizes experience according to specific skills and knowledge in relation to jobs for which you are applying. Many applicants use this format to highlight capabilities and draw attention to their accomplishments. Some applicants use this style to cover something up.

What to Look for

Dates of Employment - No dates, or using years only, could mean something is being hidden.

Contact Information - How easy does the candidate make it to contact them?

Accuracy - Look for spelling, grammar and tone.

Education - If a recent graduate, are they listing their GPA? Is the major related to the position applied for?

Email Address - No email? May not be comfortable with technology.

Home Phone - Is there an unprofessional message on the home machine during a job search?

Positions - Look for accomplishments, not just duties.

Effectiveness - Look for well organized, easy to follow resumes.

Interests and Activities - Look for interests that are in line with the position.

Honesty - Recent studies show over 30% of job seekers stretch the truth. If something doesn't look right, it could be a fabrication.

Skills - Do they match the position applied for?

PrideStaff Financial builds relationships with well-qualified accounting and financial professionals. Our network of accounting and financial candidates ensures you have access to the best people available in the market. We have candidates available for projects or direct hire. Our proven processes result in filled positions and great client experiences.

Checking References

Checking references is a critical step toward making a successful hire. The following reference-checking tips are a small sample of the techniques that have proven to be useful at PrideStaff Financial. Contact Us or complete the Request for Services form to locate experienced and pre-screened financial, accounting or bookkeeping professionals.

Effective Reference Checking

Be Proactive – Let candidates know you will be asking for a list of references prior to the interview.

Get the Information - Obtain multiple contact numbers for each reference, and other necessary information such as job titles, company names and addresses during the interview.

Choose the Right References – Call business references. Personal references are easier to reach, but not as effective.

Save Time – Only call references for candidates you are seriously considering.

Ask your Candidate for Help – Let your candidate know reaching positive references is a requirement for hire. Ask them to set up a time for you to call their references.

Make the Reference Calls – Many businesses operate under the assumption that companies do not give more than dates of employment. This is not always true.

Letters of Reference – Do not take at face value. Call to verify the information.

Company Policies – Ask your candidate about reference checking policies of past employers. This will help you strategize.

Reference Consent Form – Many companies have developed reference checking consent forms to help potential references feel comfortable releasing information.

PrideStaff Financial builds relationships with well-qualified accounting and financial professionals. Our network of accounting and financial candidates ensures you have access to the best people available in the market. We have candidates available for projects or direct hire. Our proven processes result in filled positions and great client experiences.

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