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  • How to Get Everything You Can From a Conference

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 29, 2015
    Got your calendar open? We’re shifting into high conference season at the NYSSCPA—from now through the end of the year, there are about 20 events you can sign up for, including next week’s #NextGen Conference.  In networking terms, that translates into about 20 opportunities to make contacts that could help you down the line. We drilled experts for advice on how to really work the room during a conference, or any other professional event, in this issue of NextGen magazine, and the good folks at Harvard Business Review also shared a few dos and don’ts in a recent post online. 
  • The One Word That Could Change Your Professional—and Personal—Life For the Better

    By:
    Somya R. Munjal, CPA, MBA, MAS
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    Jul 27, 2015
    According to Dictionary.com, sincerity is defined as freedom from deceit, hypocrisy or duplicity, as well as integrity in intention or in communicating. When you think about it, that’s both a powerful way of doing business and the key to living a purposeful life. Imagine a world where everything you heard was actually true, and every time you communicated, someone listened to you with an open heart. Unfortunately, in business and elsewhere, we often don’t see that kind of sincerity. For many of us, it’s all too easy to become jaded or cynical about what we can expect from others or what we should give of ourselves.
  • Study: Just Because You're Not Looking at Your Phone Doesn't Mean It's Not a Big Ol' Distraction

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 23, 2015
    Instead of just putting your phone on vibrate, maybe it would be best to just put it in a drawer and forget about it: according to a recent study, just knowing you have a notification on your phone, even if you don't check to see what it is, can still be a productivity-disrupting distraction. 
  • Want Your Cover Letter to Stand Out? Avoid These Openers

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 10, 2015

    Standing OutYou may think that a cover letter is a small formality in the job application process, and that in terms of importance, it doesn’t matter as much as your resume. Experts suggest that the truth is a little more complicated; yes, credentials and past experience are important, and they let your potential employer know that you are capable of doing the job that they’re hiring for. What a cover letter does, however, is let them know why you in particular are the right candidate for the job.  So what can you do to keep your foot in the door? Forbes has a few common openers to steer clear of:

     

  • New Generation of Younger CEOs Changing Definition of Business as Usual

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 9, 2015
    The Wall Street Journal reports that top executives, including CEOs, are increasingly drawn from people in the set typically thought of as Generation X.
  • 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.
  • Deloitte Poll: Millennials Seek Sense of Purpose in Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 15, 2015
    A recent poll conducted by Deloitte says that the vast majority of millennials want more than a paycheck from their employer: they want the work to be meaningful, they want the company to be ethical, and they want more focus on staff development. 
  • Just One More Reason Why it Pays to Be A NextGen CPA

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jun 10, 2015

    Up-and-coming CPAs: You’re a hot commodity. In fact, according to a new report by the staffing agency Robert Half and the Financial Executives Research Foundation, larger companies are so eager to find—and keep—top accounting talent that staffing costs have risen in relation to recruiting, salary and benefits.

  • Guest Blog: Our Three Dimensional Future

    By:
    Michael Kraten, Ph.D.
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    May 25, 2015
    If you’re just now establishing a career in public accounting, and you’re harboring the mistaken impression that the accounting model hasn’t changed in half a millennium, think again! 
  • Companies Looking for More in Junior Accountants

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    May 20, 2015

    These days, even entry-level accountants must have a wider range of technical and communications skills in order to get a foot in the door, according to the Wall Street Journal. Why are companies looking for more from their lowest rungs? According to the outlet, it’s a result of the changing role of the CFO; as the position becomes “less numbers-oriented and more strategic,” CFOs are looking to hire people who not only have initiative and can analyze data, but also possess leadership, forecasting, strategic thinking, cost management, and financial reporting skills.