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  • Cross-generational Learning More Important Than We Think

    By:
    Zach Simeone
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    Nov 22, 2016

    At work, a younger generation often takes the advice of senior colleagues. But nowadays, as the retirement age increases and the workforce becomes older, experienced professionals looking to continue with their jobs could take some advice from younger co-workers. In fact, research shows that with greater emphasis on cross-generational mentoring, longer and more satisfying careers may be possible.

  • Data Analytics Could Boost Pay as Firms Weave AI, Drones Into Auditing Processes

    By:
    Zach Simeone
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    Nov 18, 2016
    You’ve got your accounting degree, but what now? Supplementing it with experience in data analytics can net you a higher salary than simply being a CPA. And the push to weave cognitive technologies into auditing processes could give you the chance to work with artificial intelligence, and even drones.
  • Prepare for the CPA Exam With 'Accounting for Empires' Gaming App

    By:
    Zach Simeone
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    Nov 14, 2016
    CPA Exam preparer Becker is using a mobile gaming app to prepare accounting professionals for the test. “Accounting for Empires” is a cross between "Age of Empires" and "Civilization," and attempts to help CPA candidates with sample questions on topics from the exam. But it's not the first app designed to help accountants study through gaming.
  • Two Mistakes to Avoid When Following Up

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    Jason Wong
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    Aug 19, 2016
    If you’re a networking pro, you know the importance of having a network of professionals you can reach out to, and how beneficial it can be to have a network that’s constantly growing. Of course, adding people to your contacts list isn’t enough – you have to follow up with them, stay in contact so that they remember you exist. If you’re comfortable with doing that, that’s great! But sometimes the way you follow up can backfire on you. The Daily Muse offers a couple mistakes to avoid the next time you send out a friendly “staying in touch” type email: 
  • Three Things to Consider Before Accepting a Friend Request from a Coworker

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 16, 2016
    Becoming friends with your coworkers can have numerous positive effects, including more successful teams and an improved office culture. Grabbing the occasional happy hour after work with coworkers can also add positivity to your work. Still, while there are a number of benefits to cultivating friendships with your coworkers, there are a few things you should consider before accepting a friend request from a coworker. Here they are, from Forbes:
  • Four Reasons You Should Consider Declining a Job Offer

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 12, 2016
    Especially if you’ve been job hunting for a while, it can be easy to rationalize taking a position that you might not be 100% happy with. But unless you’re really desperate and need to pay the bills, taking a job that isn’t a good fit for you might be the worst decision you could make. Here are five reasons from Time that you might want to reconsider accepting that job offer:
  • Three Ways to Motivate Yourself When Everyone’s on Vacation

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 10, 2016
    Apparently it’s prime vacation time, because half or more of your office is out doing fun things like lounging on the beach, sipping cocktails and then posting the pictures on Instagram. When almost everyone’s gone, it can be difficult to get anywhere. After all, you can’t have that important meeting if people aren’t there. Still, there are some strategies you can employ to make progress. Here they are, from the Harvard Business Review:
  • Three Steps to Making a Genuine Apology

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 9, 2016

    Nobody’s perfect, and that means you will more than likely make mistakes in your professional career. When you do, it’s important that you own up to them, and also that your apology comes off as genuine. People won’t appreciate an apology if it comes off as just a way for you to relieve your guilty conscience or get them off your back. So here are some ways from Fortune that will help your apology seem more genuine:

  • Five Ways to Show Confidence through Body Language

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 5, 2016

    In both professional and social settings, displaying confidence is a known factor to success. But for some people, it can be hard to feel confident in settings with people that you don’t know, or people that you think or feel are far and away more qualified than you. In these situations, it’s more important than ever to put on a confident front. Here are five tips from Inc to show others you’re confident – and make yourself feel confident as well:

  • 3 Things That Should Be on Your LinkedIn Profile

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 3, 2016

    Networking isn’t something that is confined to industry conferences or cocktail parties; you can also use resources like LinkedIn to network without leaving your seat. But how do you make the best use of your LinkedIn? There are a number of important things that your LinkedIn should address so that when you do reach out for a job, introduction, reference or something else entirely, your profile doesn’t immediately bias them against you. Here they are, from Forbes: