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  • 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. 
  • In a World of Distractions, Solitude Rules

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 23, 2017
    With over 80 percent of Americans owning the notoriously distracting devices known as smartphones, the future belongs to those who can put down their devices and focus. 
  • Mastercard to Let People Pay By Blockchain

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 20, 2017
    Mastercard announced that it will allow certain banks and merchants to process payments using blockchain, the same technology undergirding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which was itself developed as a way to circumvent the need for third-party payment processors. 
  • Study: Young Business Professionals Average $26.05 an Hour

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 17, 2017
    A study of what young people make has found that the average millennial working in business and professional services, a category that includes accounting, makes an average of $26.05 per hour, five dollars higher than the overall average of $21.08. 
  • Understanding Millennials an $80M a Year Industry

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 16, 2017
    It's somewhat of a cliche to say that the biggest lessons are given by those you teach, but the sentiment is starting to attract serious attention as older business executives turn to young people for advise on what to make of kids these days. 
  • Study: 'Pumpkin Spice' Flavoring Swells Price Tag Up To 133 Percent

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 13, 2017
    It's not you: an examination of about 200 pumpkin spice-flavored products has found that the anything spiked with this autumnal treat tends to be more expensive. 
  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 12, 2017
    Let's face it: networking events, while potentially great for your career, can also be rather awkward affairs, particularly if you're the shy type. A venture capitalist who previously worked at Google knows this well and recommended some tips for how a more introverted kind of person can make the most out of networking. 
  • Are You In the Job Dangerzone?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 11, 2017
    While sometimes a firing can be a complete surprise, often being terminated is preceded by a number of signs that can serve as a dire warning for what's about to happen. 
  • Sussing Out Workplace Culture Before Accepting the Job Offer

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 10, 2017
    Work is more than the job and the pay you receive to do it; it's also the overall company culture and how you will react to it. So before you accept that job offer to a place where you'll be spending a significant chunk of your time, you might want to look into what the office culture is like.