The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.
15-minute cover letter: write an effective cover letter right now
The book contains tips and strategies for writing a cover letter, writing other kinds of job search correspondence, CV writing, and step-by-step job hunting advice. It also includes a collection of professionally written and designed cover letters for use as templates.
24 hours to the perfect interview: quick steps for planning, organizing, and preparing for the interview that gets the job
Aims to teach you all you need to know in before attending an interview. Covers preparation and planning, interview technique, and following up afterwards.
Brilliant answers to tough interview questions
How to answer the most commonly asked interview questions. Includes how to prepare for interview by anticipating questions, an index of common questions, how to deal with questions on your weaknesses in an interview, and how to decide what question you want to put to your interviewers.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.
You will need to be logged-in to the website to gain full access to the range of articles available online.
10 hiring mistakes to avoid
The authors share their top ten examples of where hiring managers go awry when recruiting accounting and finance staff. These include limiting yourself to "active" candidates, forgetting to sell the job to the candidate and moving too slowly.
Linkedin secrets that showcase your value
Advice for accounting professionals on enhancing your Linkedin profile to attract employers. Some little-known techniques can help you reveal your value in an attention-grabbing way.
LinkedIn or LinkedOut? Your profile makes a difference in job search
For those stuck in the job market, social media can be the great differentiator. Use it effectively and it can give you a big boost. Ignore or misuse it and you'll be treading water in the job pool. LinkedIn is becoming a job-search must, but many users haven't learned how to maximize the social network to find prospective employers and increase the chances of getting a job interview.
Company and industry profiles
If you have an interview coming up, you'll want to prepare by researching the company and the industry in which they operate. The following resources can all be accessed online via the Library website.
Company profiles are available providing background information on major companies across the world. See Company research for information about our full range of
company information services.
Market research reports and Business & Industry Guides for a range of sectors provide useful background information. Sectoral and macroeconomic indicators are also available.
A wide range of trade journals, for the latest 'hot topics' and industry information, are available via the Library's online journals database.
One-to-one career advice service
Whether you're looking for advice on taking your career in a new direction or need help creating a stand-out CV, ICAEW's career consultancy service offers personalised advice for the accountancy and finance market.
Tips and advice from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association on dealing with work-related issues.