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  • Survey: CPAs Feeling Pretty Good About Being CPAs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 25, 2017
    A survey of more than 5,000 CPAs across the country has found that they're generally feeling pretty good about being CPAs, particularly when it comes to compensation. 
  • 5 Factors in Determining Whether Something is Worth Your Time

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 22, 2017
    Young professions are asked to do a lot of things both in and out of work, and while many can be leveraged into career development opportunities, others really are best answered with a "no." But how does one determine what is and is not worth the time? 
  • Afternoon Doldrums Setting In? Try These Tips

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 21, 2017
    Feeling burned out and unmotivated? It's probably 3 p.m., the least productive time in the office, according to surveys. So, what do you do to perk yourself up and get back into the swing of things? 
  • How Tomorrow's Managing Partners Could Change the CPA Profession

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 20, 2017
    As current CPA firm leaders look increasingly towards retirement, younger professionals are stepping up to fill the void; what will firms look like when these new leaders take the wheel of a changing industry? 
  • Student Loan Payment Company Must Refund $3.5M to 2,000 Customers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 19, 2017
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts to refund at least $3.5 million to 2,000 customers who made payments to the company after it had illegally sued them. 
  • The Shkreli Effect: Cavalier Attitude Toward Rules Helps Entrepreneurs Rise, Then Fall

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 18, 2017
    The business world is full of both meteoric rises and spectacular falls, often by the same person. Why this is the case could be linked to findings that people who eventually become entrepreneurs seem to respect rules less: in their pre-business days they are more likely to have regularly done things like skipping school, taking drugs and committing petty theft. An article in the New York Times posits that such behavior may drive early success, and, as time goes on, dramatic collapse. 
  • How to Stop Being a 'Yes' Person at Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 15, 2017
    Whether it's because of a need to be liked, a fear of looking bad, or even a gross overestimation of their capabilities, there are some types who simply say "yes" to every request that comes their way. While this may build some goodwill with coworkers, the cons far outweigh the pros. It leads to stress, burnout, resentment, and generally being unhappy. But how do you break the habit?
  • Poll: 75 Percent of Hiring Managers Have Seen People Lie on Resume

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 14, 2017
    A recent survey has found that 75 percent of human resource managers have found inaccuracies on resumes sent to them, something that does not endear them to the prospective candidate, as only 12 percent would ever call a dishonest candidate back. 
  • If You Must Do Networking Cold Calls, Try Using These Templates

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 13, 2017
    While reaching out to people you've never met before is generally thought to be poor networking practice, there's ways you might be able to make it work. 
  • Desk Job? Get Up About Every 30 Minutes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 12, 2017
    I'd say you might want to sit down for this, but you're probably already sitting: a recent study has found that sitting for long periods of time, such as one might in a desk job, is a risk factor for early death, even if you exercise regularly.