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  • 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

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    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.