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  • Being Brave in Business

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 6, 2015

    In most businesses, it pays to be extroverted and daring, the kind of person who takes a plunge and comes up successful. But if your default setting is to play it safe, there’s good news: According to Forbes, bravery is a skill that can be mastered. 

  • How to Deal With an Anxiety-Stricken Boss

    By:
    Jason Wong
    |
    Apr 7, 2015
    It’s not uncommon for bosses to suffer from anxiety—after all, they have a lot on their plates. But when bosses are overly anxious, it can affect everyone’s productivity. So what’s the best way to deal with it? Here are some tips according to Fortune:
  • New Research Might Give You the Upper Hand in Salary Talks

    By:
    Jason Wong
    |
    May 13, 2015

    New research suggests that you’ll have more success scoring a desired amount during salary talks if you make it the starting point of a range, rather than ask for it outright, according to Time. In other words, if you want a salary of $72,000, you’re more likely to get it if you ask a prospective employer for between $72,000 and $76,000.

  • Lifesavers

    By:
    Pei-Cen Lin, CPA, SPHR
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    Mar 2, 2015

    Having a work–life balance sounds great, but what does that mean for you? Before you try to set boundaries at the office, take a step back and ask yourself, ‘What’s most important in life?  Who are the people I must spend time with?’ Or, to really put things in perspective, ‘What would I want people to say about me in my eulogy?’  Once you can sum up confidently what and who matters to you, take it a step further and work those people, places and things into your schedule—literally. 

  • What we can all learn from this 17-year-old who passed the CPA exam

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 9, 2015

    Belicia Cespedes may well be the first teen to ace the CPA exam in modern times. But her success has little do with being a child prodigy and everything to do with how she prepared. You may have known at 13 that you wanted to pursue a career in accounting one day. But when Santa Clarita, Calif., resident Belicia Cespedes was that age, she was already on her way.

  • Does Asking Your Boss for a Raise Make You Feel Like This?

    By:
    N. Sheree Saunders
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    Jul 2, 2015
    Time to ask your boss for a raise? If you freeze up at the thought of initiating salary talks, you’re not alone—for most professionals, negotiating pay increases is one of the hardest and most dreaded workplace tasks. So hard, in fact, that some skip it altogether: According to a survey of 31,000 employees released this January by the compensation data and software provider PayScale, Inc., just 43 percent of workers said they’ve asked for a raise in their current field.
  • I Failed the CPA Exam

    By:
    CHRIS GAETANO
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    Jan 2, 2014

    Four professionals speak candidly about what they learned from their disappointing test scores—and how they staged their comebacks.

  • Destination Planning

    By:
    N. SHEREE SAUNDERS
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    Jan 2, 2014

    Four CPAs explain how they got their start in the profession, the resources that helped them along the way and the misconceptions they had about being a CPA.

  • You're Hired!

    By:
    CHRIS GAETANO
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    Jan 2, 2014

    Want to know how to get that dream job? Managers get brutally honest about what makes them pick or pass up job candidates.

  • Thinking Outside the Cubicle

    By:
    CHRIS GAETANO
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    Jan 2, 2014
    Find yourself constantly asking: Is it Friday yet? Meet three professionals who traded #cubeproblems for greater freedom and fulfillment.
  • Master Class

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 2, 2014

    In 1994, Marilyn A. Pendergast made history when she became the NYSSCPA’s first female president. As the Society prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of that milestone, we spoke with Pendergast about lessons she learned throughout her career and her advice for young professionals today.

  • Best Practices for Managing Your Manager

    By:
    N. Sheree Saunders
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    May 12, 2015

    Fed up with a supervisor? You’re not the only one. Here are some practical ways to improve your relationship with your boss.

  • Fill in the Gaps

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
    |
    Jan 2, 2014
    Have a LinkedIn profile? Odds are it could use a makeover. Though more than 200 million professionals were signed up for the networking site in 2013
  • Best and Worst Advice Ever?

    By:
    N. SHEREE SAUNDERS
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    Jun 1, 2013

    Four young CPAs share the most helpful career tips they've heard—and the ones they chose to ignore. Read about the best advice, the worst advice and what they don't tell you in college.

  • An inconvenient truth

    By:
    CHRIS GAETANO
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    Jun 1, 2013

    The story of how one CPA from Nassau became a high-profile whistleblower on the largest fraud ever recorded in the construction industry.

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