CPA/TAX ACCOUNTANT

Email confidential resume to wgrupe@thewilsongrp.com

As a Tax Professional, you will prepare tax documents for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and/or trusts. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing data and preparing work papers based on professional standards,
  • Securing and analyzing client tax data for use in the preparation and/or review of returns, and
  • Participating in engagements involving income tax planning and compliance issues.
  • CPA required,
  • Demonstrated connection to or interest in living in the RGV – McAllen, Brownsville, Texas area
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish, a +,
  • 7 years of public accounting tax experience required.

Salary $50K – $60K DOE, USA work eligibility required.

Experienced Diesel Mechanic – Immediate Hire – Corpus Christi

MUST LIVE IN THE CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS AREA

Responsibilities:

  • Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and heavy equipment
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance
  • Use diagnostic tools to test vehicle components
  • Perform quality inspections prior to returning the vehicle to the customer

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years experience, minimum
  • Must own tools
  • Knowledge of shop equipment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

$21-$28/hr., DOE. Uniforms provided. Full benefits after 90 days.

Send resume to: tritchie@thewilsongrp.com

Commercial Lender – Corpus Christi

Multiple opportunities for seasoned Commercial and Ag Lenders. Community bank experience, familiarity with SBA and construction loans preferred. Bank is very well-established and stable, locally owned and operated. Position offers direct access to executive management, promising quick turnaround on loan packages. Relocation assistance and an excellent benefits package will be offered to successful candidates.

Please send resume to: tritchie@thewilsongrp.com

Sr. Credit Risk Manager – Corpus Christi

Contact:   Anne Wilson, 361-883-3535 or awilson@thewilsongrp.com

Compensation:  $100,000 to $125,000 Annually

Benefits Offered:  401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Large, well-established, community bank seeking seasoned Senior Credit Risk Manager

  • Ideal candidates have experience with appraisal reviews
  • Must have at least 5-10 years in credit analysis and monitoring in a banking institution
  • Strong plus:  experience with construction loan docs, appraisal reviews, and home loan comparisons in real estate deals
  • Familiarity with lending practices strongly preferred, however this is not a sales or lending position

Branch Manager

Are you tired of the “Big Bank” bureaucracy and looking for a pleasant community banking environment in rural Central Texas?

If you are from the area, this is a great opportunity for a banking commercial lender to advance within a team-oriented, community bank environment, where there are no limitations on sales territory if the potential customer lives in Texas.

The role you’ll play:

  • Take care of customers
  • Grow the bank and your portfolio
  • Participate in community organizations and activities

Background Profile:

  • Expertise in Commercial Lending within a bank
  • 5++ years’ experience in banking as a loan officer
  • BS or BBA in Finance/Banking/Business or equivalent experience

Compensation:

  • Well above Standard + annual performance bonus
  • Cell Phone allowance

Email confidential resume to awilson@thewilsongrp.com

Jobs in South Texas: Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Texas now accounts for 48 percent of U.S. oil and gas rigs and nearly a quarter of the world’s rigs with 848 open working rigs in the state. With the job boom from the oil and gas industry, many jobs are opening up. We have found that about 1,500 jobs were added from June to July in the Corpus Christi area, alone. This increase dropped the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent. This is much lower than the national unemployment rate of 7.4 percent. Last year the unemployment rate was 7.0 percent for the Corpus Christi area July 2012.

With all of these new jobs opening up in the South Texas area, being informed in your job search is more important than ever. Since so many jobs are becoming available in the area, you will need to be vigilant in finding a career that will fit your skills and ambitions. You should come to your interview armed with the right questions to ask your potential employer.

What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 2 or 3 months I work here?
This question shows the employer you are ready to work and gives you a good look at what the employer will expect from you. It is important to know what skills you will be expected to have when you first start your job to see if that position is best suited for your level of experience.

What are some key traits you expect someone in this position to have?
This question will tell your employer that you are in this job long-term; that you hope to be a good employee and make this position the best that it can be. The answer the employer gives will tell you more about the job. If the employer says you will need to be “creative” or “independent” you will probably be on your own. If they say you need to be “patient” or a “leader” it could mean the opposite.

Do you like working here? What made you choose to work here?
The answers or lack of an answer to these questions will tell you quite a bit about the company. Though you might love the company as an outsider, the interviewer can give you an insiders perspective. The interviewer will also like to reflect on their own opinions to answer this question. If they like their job, this should be easy.

What improvements or changes would you like a new person to bring into this position?
This question can fill the potential employer with optimism. It will help them to think about how this position can help their company to grow. The answers will tell you how the employer wants the business to grow and how you will be utilized.

How do you plan to deal with…?
There will always be challenges in any field. This challenge may have to do with new technology or shifting economic trends. If this is a job created in the South Texas boom, you may want to ask what will happen when the boom ends and how your employer will deal with that challenge. This will show your employer that you care about the company for the long run. The answers will tell you how the employer deals with change, how stable your job is in the future, and what the employer’s long term plans are for the company.

We hope this advice helps you with your job search. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter  for more tips and information!

How To Differentiate Yourself In Your Job Search

In the next five years, there will be an expected 65,000 jobs with high demand in healthcare, construction, welding and engineering. The job boom is going to build the South Texas economy, give jobs to many locals, and also potentially bring many people to the Corpus Christi area for job opportunities. That being said, how will you differentiate yourself from other applicants to get the job you want? Here are some tips that can help set you apart.

Be yourself. Make sure that you are honest about everything in your resume and never lie about your skills or experience during an interview.

Have a skill. Be an expert at something in your field. Make sure you are at the cutting edge of this niche and research this particular skill as often as you can. Your expertise will be an excellent way to set yourself apart from other applicants in the job market.

Be well-rounded. Outside of having a skill, you should be knowledgeable on a number of topics in your field. This will help your job flexibility. You will be able to fit into a number of job openings and even if you miss out on a particular job, the company may be more likely to hire you for a future position.

Be creative. Depending on the job you want, you should try something that helps you stick out. Bring up a unique experience about an internship you had during your interview to describe one of your skills. You can even try presenting your resume in a fun way that will ensure the company remembers your name.

Brighten the room. Try to look happy during your time at the company. Dress appropriately for the interview and then let your experience and creativity shine. Self-confidence can be your best friend in getting a job. An employer is much more likely to hire someone that can bring that spark of excitement to the organization!

We hope this advice helps you with your job search. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more tips and information!

 

Follow-Up or Be Forgotten

Following up on an interview can be tricky business. You want to ensure you stand out among the other applicants, but not for the wrong reasons. Here are three ways to follow-up after an interview that won’t get you on the block list.

1. Send a thank-you note. – This should be done no matter what. Whether it is a handwritten note sent the next day or an email immediately following the interview, a thank-you note goes a long way. It shows you are interested and thankful for their time. Keep it brief and sincere.

2. Share a relevant industry article. – In order to keep up the engagement and help the recruiter remember you, try sending him or her a relevant article. Make sure the article is from a credible source, is current, and pertains to something discussed during the interview. This keeps the lines of communication open and shows you have industry knowledge.

3. Ask to connect on LinkedIn. – You’re looking to be part of this organization. Connecting on LinkedIn shows you are ready to take the next step. When you send the request, be sure to write a customized note so they know who you are and what your purpose is. If you can, provide an incentive for them as well by offering to connect them with a relevant industry contact of yours. It’s all about who you know.

While doing these follow-ups doesn’t guarantee a job, they can help set you apart from the rest. Showing you are eager to be part of their team as well as knowledgeable about their industry is imperative in the job-hunting process. If you need help with finding the right career match for you, visit our website and set up an appointment. We can help you every step of the way!

New Approach for 2013

 

With the approach of the New Year, it is time to look back, analyze and re-evaluate your job searching methods from 2012. With a new year comes new opportunity, and it is imperative for job seekers to “think outside the box” when planning for a job search in 2013. Here are a few ways to think in macro, outside the box terms when seeking new opportunities:

Show The Real You

Think about how you treat the best people you know. Whether these are family members or close friends, analyze how you interact and show them the respect you believe they deserve. Take this method of interaction and apply it to those who are conducting your interviews. This will allow the potential employer to see the real, genuine you, and perhaps, a position based on your actions towards the employer in the interview.

Research Research Research

Turn up the heat on the level of research you perform when seeking out potential employers. You can never know too much about one company, and you never know what small detail or fact you mention might land you a position you otherwise would not have received. You can never know too much information about a potential employer.

Maintain You Network of Contacts

Even after you land that dream position, continue to network and maintain the contacts you made during the job seeking process; you never know when these contacts might come in handy again. You might also be able to use them when helping a fellow job seeker in their search for permanent employment.

If you are looking to revamp you job search in the New Year, be sure and contact us via our website. Don’t forget to also check out our updated list of job opportunities and send us a resume if you believe you are qualified for one of our many open positions.

New Year, New Career Goals

Tablet PC computer with 2013 New Year counter isolated on white background. Vector illustration.

This is the time of year when everyone resolves to shed bad habits and adopts healthy new ones. It’s also a good time to adopt some healthy new habits for your career. Whether you want to find a new job or just move up the ladder, here are some career tips for the new year.

Spruce up your LinkedIn profile
Whether or not you’re seeking a new job, your LinkedIn profile should be complete and current. Even if you aren’t currently in the market, it will help you make connections and network with people in your industry
One word of caution: if you are making several changes to your profile at once, you might want to go into your settings and turn off your activity feed so your current boss doesn’t see your edits. Even if you’re just updating and not job searching, it might be misinterpreted!

Freshen up your resume
It’s always good idea to have your resume ready to go, even if you’re not in the job market. You never know when opportunity might knock and you’ll need a current resume to send out.

Take some time to add your current or last job to your resume. It will be easier to remember key achievements and accomplishments now while they’re fresh in your mind.

Think about your career goals
It’s easy to get complacent in your job, especially if you’ve been there a number of years. The new year is a good time to make some goals for your professional development. Whether it’s taking a class, attending a seminar or simply committing to reading an article a day about your industry, it all helps.

If you’d like some advice on updating your resume, your LinkedIn profile, or general career planning assistance, please contact us. Also, please be sure to check out our latest list of job opportunities and send us your resume if you see something that looks like a good match.

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