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ConTax Newsletter - December 2014

Preparing to ace your interview

So your application has been accepted and you've scored that important first interview. If you’re unsure what to expect, don’t panic. Here are some tried and tested techniques to help you nail the interview process and embark on the first step in your tax career.

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Mapping your tax career for 2014 and beyond

A new year brings new career opportunities whether you are looking to move into the tax sector or a related field. By creating a career map, you can see where your knowledge and skills can take you and plan how to reach your goals.

Are you a planner or are you a ‘take it as it comes’ person?

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An insider’s guide to getting a job in tax

There are many pathways into the tax industry so whether you’re after a role in a multinational firm or want to set up your own practice, it’s good to know the skills and qualities you need to make yourself attractive to clients. For the inside scoop on what tax industry recruiters are looking for, we spoke with Janna Fikh, the Principal of Fletcher Tax Accountants, a boutique Sydney practice specialising in tax for small businesses.

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The art of enjoying your holidays

If you're a student or recent graduate, the holiday period is a welcome chance to relax and think about your options for the future.

No matter whether you've been nice or naughty this year, Santa will gift you three public holidays over Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Many of you will spend those days with family and may find yourself fielding questions about your studies and career prospects. Here’s a guide to making it through the holiday period with your sanity intact.

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Life after university: what to expect from your new career

If you've undertaken work experience or a graduate program in a professional firm, you’ll know there’s a big difference between life on campus and what’s required when you start work in the real world. Here’s how to make the transition from student to full-time tax professional as easy and pain free as possible.

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