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  • Business Execs Worried They Can't Find Skilled Personnel

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 1, 2017
    Having access to skilled staff is the number one concern of business executives, according to a recent survey from the AICPA. 
  • Things Hiring Managers Hate Hearing From Job Candidates

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 31, 2017
    While there are many reasons for a job interview to not turn out for the best, Glassdoor outlines 13 phrases that, if uttered, tend to make hiring managers tense up, roll their eyes and otherwise rub them the wrong way. 
  • Two Biggest Worries for Young Accounting Students: Choosing the Wrong Job, Failing to Adapt

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 30, 2017
    A poll of 600 accounting students has found that their primary worry was choosing the wrong job and failing to adapt, or making a mistake, on the job. 
  • What to Do After Your Internship Ends

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 29, 2017
    As we contemplate the end of the summer, we must as well contemplate the end of summer internships. When these learning opportunities end, should you just pack it up, go "see ya later" and forget all about it? If you want to capitalize on the weeks you spent there, the answer is no. 
  • Study: 23 Percent of Millennials So Stressed It's Affecting Their Health

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 28, 2017
    A recent study has found that a good chunk of Millennials are really, really stressed out about money to the point where it's affecting their physical health and even career goals. 
  • Study: Don't Use Smiley Faces in Work Emails

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 25, 2017
    A recent study has found that you may wanna hold off on adding ":-)" to the end of your work emails, as this makes people take you less seriously. 
  • Court Says Facebook Friends Don't Count as Real Friends

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 24, 2017
    A court has recently ruled that Facebook friends don't actually count as friends for the purposes of determining conflicts of interest. 
  • EY, CohnReznick and PwC Listed as Top Internship Destinations

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 23, 2017
    Firms Ernst and Young, CohnReznick and PwC have been named by careers side WayUp as among the top 100 internship programs in the country. 
  • Poll: Those Over 35 Twice as Unhappy at Jobs as Those Under 35

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 22, 2017
    Think your job is stressful now? Wait until you’re 35. That’s when things get really bad, at least according to a recent poll of over 2,000 workers. 
  • Study: Income Growth Peaks at 49 for Men, 40 for Women

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 18, 2017
    A study conducted by compensation research firm PayScale has found that, in general, pay growth for men peaks around 49 years old, while pay growth for women peaks at 40. 
  • Share of Students Graduating with at least $20k in Debt Doubled Over 15 Years

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 17, 2017
    The proportion of students who have graduated college with $20,000 or more in debt has doubled in the past 15 years. 
  • Study: Having No Job is Better Than Having a Bad One

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 16, 2017
    A recent study from the University of Manchester found that people with low-paying, highly stressful jobs have higher levels of chronic stress than people who have no jobs at all. 
  • Poll: 20 Percent of Employees Face 'Hostile or Threatening' Environment at Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 15, 2017
    A recent poll has found that a large number of employees, one in five, find their workplaces to be hostile or threatening environments. 
  • Gig Economy Changing Amid Economic Changes, Increased Competition

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 14, 2017
    On-demand service companies like Uber are facing changing economic conditions that are challenging their staffing model of maintaining an army of surplus labor, as many are leaving the gig economy for better opportunities in more consistent workplaces. 
  • Gaming Apps for Aspiring CPAs

    By:
    Zach Simeone
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    Aug 4, 2017

    There are a growing number of apps to help test your knowledge of accounting. Some are specifically focused on studying for the CPA exam, but the choices don’t end there—other apps offer more offbeat options. Here are some examples.

  • What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Worst-Case Career Scenarios and How You Can Fix Them

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 3, 2017

    Sometimes, whether from your own actions or those of others, you face a genuine career crisis, the kind of event that leaves you wondering whether you have any future in this profession at all—a truly worst-case scenario. While going through something like this is never pleasant, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to start your career over from scratch. You can recover from a major career crisis, provided you stay calm and make the right moves.

  • What If CPAs Could Time Travel and Give Career Advice to Their Younger Selves?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 2, 2017

    We asked four CPAs at various stages of their careers to consider the following scenario: You’re sitting at a table. Sitting across from you is you, but a younger version of you whose career has just begun. You have five minutes to give that younger version of yourself whatever career advice you can, based on your own years of experience. What do you tell your younger self? Here’s what they said.

  • CPA Candidates Reflect on Exam Changes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 31, 2017

    Beginning in April, aspiring CPAs were the first to take the revised Uniform CPA Examination. The new exam places less emphasis on multiple-choice questions in favor of more task-based simulations that require critical thinking and analysis to solve properly. We asked five CPA candidates who recently took the revised exam what their impression was of it.

  • From Monastery to Marijuana Marketplace: One CPA's Journey

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 25, 2017

    There’s the typical path to becoming a CPA, and then there’s Todd Arkley’s path. Arkley had no business aspirations at all when he was in school and for many years after that. While today Arkley is one of the foremost experts in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry, with clients drawn almost entirely from that sector, he was first an aspiring Zen Buddhist monk, then a landscaper, then an office manager and then a CFO.

  • A Conversation with the ‘CPA Ninja’

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 25, 2017

    Jeff Elliott, CPA, is the founder of Another71.com, a CPA exam-focused site that attracts more than 100,000 unique visitors a month to its blog, resource-heavy forum, and NINJA CPA Review study courses. He took the time to respond to questions from NextGen about his company.