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  • 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. 
  • To Get a Recommendation, Try a Little Flattery

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 11, 2017
    Recommendations from established professionals can make a real difference in job searches, but asking for one can be an awkward exercise. If you're nervous about asking someone to write good things about you, FastCompany recommends trying a little flattery first. 
  • Avoid the Mass-Produced Resume, Custom-Tailor Them to Employer

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 8, 2017
    While it may be tempting to just have one master resume you send out to all job prospects, an article in CNBC notes that you'll stand out more if you custom-tailor them to whom you're applying. 
  • When It's Time to Move On

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 7, 2017
    Younger people are known for changing jobs more often than has traditionally been considered usual. What are some of the signs that a job has gone stale and it's time to move on?