Career Advancement

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Looking to advance in your career? Welcome to the APA's new Career Center, sponsored by Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting.

Here you'll find resources for creating a winning resume, acing the job interview, and more. Plus, there is a wealth of content devoted to helping you effectively manage and develop your payroll staff.

Career Advancement has everything you need to keep your career - and your department - on track!


Hiring Right
Job Offers
Bonuses and Incentives
Effective Management
Criticizing Constructively

Cover Letter
Resume Do's and Don'ts
Interview Tips
Interview Mistakes

Knowledge Assessment Calculator
APA Certification Exams
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Professional Resources

Robert Half Salary Guides

The Robert Half Salary Guides have the information you need to help ensure your search for top talent or a new position is a success. The guides keep you up to date with starting salary ranges, the latest hiring trends, tools you need to recruit top talent and much more. Download the Salary Guide for your area of specialization now.

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Free Resources

Complimentary resources that run the gamut from salary and compensation issues to management, productivity, hiring, and retention. Whether you are hiring or looking to be hired, there's something here for you.


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Workplace and Career Resources

Industry Research

When Every Day Is Casual Friday
Nearly 3 in 4 CFOs Say Their Teams Have a Casual Dress Code, Survey Reveals

Who Are The Happiest Workers And What Are The Top Drivers Of Workplace Happiness?
Comprehensive Study of More Than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian Workers Reveals the Happiest and Unhappiest by Field, Gender, Company Size and Other Factors

CFOs Seek Finance Professionals With Mix Of Hard And Soft Skills
Survey Finds Functional Expertise More Often a Greater Priority, However

The State Of The Manager-Employee Relationship
Survey: Most Workers Happy With Managers but Don't Covet Their Roles, Citing Too Much Stress

New Research Finds Dearth of Finance Professionals With Big Data Analysis Skills
Robert Half and IMA report reveals success factors for building teams with in-demand expertise