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  • Study: Number of Jobs Requiring Computer Use Rose Dramatically Since 2002

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Dec 1, 2017
    A recent study from the Brookings Institution has found that the number of jobs requiring a medium to high degree of digital knowledge has drastically increased since 2002, while the number of jobs where little to no computer knowledge is needed has plummeted. 
  • Judge Sides with IRS on Bitcoin Tax Case

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 30, 2017
    A U.S. Magistrate Judge in San Francisco sided with the IRS over digital currency exchange Coinbase regarding an investigation into whether users aren't reporting their gains to authorities. 
  • Study: People Interpret Written Sexual Harassment Policies as Threatening

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 28, 2017

    Researchers have found that even when sexual harassment policies are clearly laid out, people’s interpretations of them can blunt their effectiveness.

  • Bitcoin Uses More Electricity than Oman

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 27, 2017
    Mining Bitcoin, the popular digital currency, takes escalating amounts of energy. When it first started, you could mine new bitcoins with just a home PC with a halfway decent processor. Today? Bitcoin mining using more electricity than the entire nation of Oman. 
  • Study: Supportive Bosses Don't Cancel Out Jerk Co-Workers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 20, 2017
    A recent study has found that you can have a really good, understanding and supportive boss but you'll still be miserable if your coworkers are jerks. 
  • Fastest Growing Job Search Term? "No Experience Required"

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 17, 2017
    Search terms on job sights can give insight into what kinds of jobs people are looking for at the moment. Today, it would seem, people most want jobs that don't require any prior experience. 
  • Average Worker Spends 77 Minutes a Day Watching Non-Work Videos

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 16, 2017
    A survey of over 1,000 workers at companies with more than 250 employees has found that, on average, people spend about 77 minutes per day watching videos not related to work. 
  • This Thanksgiving Dinner Costs $75,000

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 15, 2017
    The average Thanksgiving dinner costs about $50. The Thanksgiving dinner at the Old Farmstead Steakhouse in New York City? $76,000. 
  • E&Y Plans 14,200 New Hires in 2018, Will Focus More on STEM

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 13, 2017
    Ernst and Young announces that it plans to hire 14,200 additional new people next year, particularly those with science, technology, engineering and math backgrounds. 
  • Luxury Goods Company Tiffany's Selling $1,000 Tin Can

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 10, 2017
    How much money would you pay for an empty can? Tiffany's, more known for its diamond-encrusted luxury goods, is hoping that the answer is $1,000. 
  • Waking Up at Five Takes Sacrifice

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 9, 2017
    Quite a number of CEOs and other high-ranking business executives are habitual early risers, getting out of bed well before the sun comes up. While it's said there are many benefits to waking up at 5 a.m. (or earlier!), it's not without sacrifice: changing your sleep habits means changing waking ones too. 
  • When is Someone "Toxic" and When Are They Just a Jerk?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 6, 2017
    Sometimes it can be difficult to tell when a person, place or even situation is genuinely bad for you and when it's merely the slings and arrows of life that everyone suffers. But learning how to tell the two apart can make a big difference between staying somewhere that's killing you and going somewhere you can truly flourish. 
  • 51 Percent Have Been Asked Inappropriate Questions During Job Interviews

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 3, 2017
    A recent survey has found that 51 percent of people who have ever applied for a job have received questions during the interview process that could be cited as evidence of discrimination. 
  • Familiarity and Skill with Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Highly Sought After by Employers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 2, 2017
    Companies are increasingly looking for workers with experience and expertise in Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that undergirds it. 
  • Study: More Attractive People Less Likely to Get Lower Prestigious Jobs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 1, 2017
    While there is a wealth of literature out there about how being attractive affords numerous advantages, both economic and social, a new study has revealed one area where it is actually a liability: applying for a low-prestige job. 
  • Study: Temperature Affects Customer Service Quality

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 31, 2017
    A study says that when temperatures soar, customer service plummets, as uncomfortably hot days drain people's willingness to be helpful. 
  • When Asking a Favor of a Networking Contact, Ditch the Subtlety, Be Direct

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 30, 2017
    So I wrote a blog post that people might want to click on and read because it talks about how utterly unproductive it is to ask for things in a roundabout way expecting the other person to get what you want. Just, well, letting you know it's there and you can click on it if you want to. Thanks a lot! 
  • Don't Wanna Manage People? Manage Projects Instead

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 27, 2017
    The typical career path tends to involve having larger and larger numbers of people reporting to you until, years later, you're hopefully in charge of the whole company. But what if that doesn't sound like what you want? Are you doomed to climb the ladder anyway? 
  • Data or Stories: Tailoring Presentations to Your Audience

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 26, 2017
    As CPAs you're probably going to be giving a lot of presentations over the course of your careers. While there's a lot of guides out there on how to go beyond the boring Power Point slides that make people want to chew off a limb to escape, much of it is broadly generic. So how do you tailor a presentation for, say, tech people versus finance people or HR people or sales people? 
  • Study: Sense of Purpose Adds $4,461 in Annual Income

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 24, 2017
    Can you really put a price on a sense of purpose? According to one study, yes: the Midlife in the United States study, a longitudinal study of 4,660 adults, found that people who report a strong sense of purpose at their jobs make $4,461 more in annual income than those who do not.