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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to think it's ...
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    How to Ask for a Raise in a Recession

    How to Ask for a Raise in a Recession
    The current economic climate doesn’t exactly lend itself to asking for a raise. With all the talk of bailouts, budget cuts and layoffs (not to mention undue bonuses), many an employee is wary of asking for more money. But what if you deserve a raise? According to some experts, you are in luck. Now could actually be the best time to ...
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    5 Ways to Get a Promotion By Being Visible

    5 Ways to Get a Promotion By Being Visible
    By Barbara Reinhold | Monster Contributing Writer Just how important is getting your name in print and your ideas noticed for an executive career? Plenty important, say headhunters, career coaches and management-development professionals. "You have to arrange your own discovery," one executive search professional explains. But short of establishing your own vanity press and putting out books on topics you know ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off

    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off
    You've just received the awful news: Effective today, your services are no longer needed. You know you're not alone, but somehow that doesn't make you feel any better. Your mind tells you to put together your resume right away, but your body won't move. Here are some tips to help get your mind and body working together. Grieving Time Before you ...
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    One Resume Mistake Can Cost You the Job

    One Resume Mistake Can Cost You the Job
    Job seekers take note: One false stroke at the keyboard could send your resume into the "circular file." Three out of four (76 percent) executives interviewed said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said it takes only one typo to rule candidates out. The survey was developed by Accountemps, ...
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    Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy could make this one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed increased by 3.6 million between December 2007 and December 2008, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent. For February 2009, the ...
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    Smart Leaders=Productive Employees

    Smart Leaders=Productive Employees
    In tough times like these, your need employees to be up-front about problems they're experiencing on the job-whether it's an angry customer, a process that no longer works or a project that's heading for disaster. Smart leaders know that employees are a source of new ideas, as well as a first line of defense against damage to the bottom line. For ...
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    Continue Job Hunt During Holidays or Risk Missing Out

    Continue Job Hunt During Holidays or Risk Missing Out
    The holidays are no time to slow down your job search. In fact, those who continue seeking work may find it's less competitive, easier to reach hiring managers and a good opportunity to nestle into the front of the line for openings in the new year. True, company recruiters are likely taking time off and slowing down their hiring efforts from ...
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    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt

    An MBA Christmas: The Holiday Job Hunt
    The holiday break is the perfect time to gain an edge on the competition if you're an MBA student searching for an internship or full-time job. "The worst thing anyone can do is just sit back at this stage," says Jackie Wilbur, director of career development at the MIT Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan Full-Time MBA Profile). Although some career ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why Do You Want to Work in This Industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    Top 10 Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • How ...
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    More accounting grads than ever. Anyone hiring?

    More accounting grads than ever. Anyone hiring?
    Accounting's staffing crisis may be nearing its end. Finding and keeping talented CPAs has been an ongoing concern in recent years. This year, for instance, staffing was among the top 10 concerns for firms with two to 20 professionals, according to the AICPA's 2009 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey. That could be about to change. A new report from the AICPA ...
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    Get over Interview Jitters

    Get over Interview Jitters
    Michael waits in the lobby for his interview. His hands are sticky and wet, his heart is beating faster than usual, and his mouth feels like cotton. The interviewer approaches, and Michael has to wipe his hand on his pant leg before shaking hands. This is a familiar scenario in company lobbies throughout the world. The job interview can be very ...
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    Use Numbers on your Resume to Highlight Your Accomplishments

    Use Numbers on your Resume to Highlight Your Accomplishments
    If you were an employer looking at a resume, which of the following entries would impress you more? * Wrote news releases. * Wrote 25 news releases in a three-week period under daily deadlines. Clearly, the second statement carries more weight. Why? Because it uses numbers to quantify the writer's accomplishment, giving it a context that helps the interviewer understand the ...
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    Salary Guides: Chief Financial Officer

    Salary Guides: Chief Financial Officer
    Job Description: Responsible for directing an organization's overall financial policies. Oversees all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, insurance, tax, and treasury. Designs and coordinates a wide variety of accounting and statistical data and reports. Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of direct experience in the field. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Supervisor III

    Job Description: Oversees the auditing of the accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Inspects and audits the operations and financials of the organization and reports any evidence of fraud. A level III supervisor has full authority and may be considered lower middle management. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar with a variety of ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Project Lead

    Job Description: Directs a group of auditors for various, complex auditing projects. Assignments do not include information systems auditing. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Director

    Job Description: Directs the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Designs, develops, and implements of internal auditing policy and procedure within the organization. Ensures accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws. Identifies improper accounting or documentation and makes recommendations for improvement to top management. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and ...
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    Salary Guides: Auditing Supervisor I

    Job Description: Oversees the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Inspects and audits the operations and financials of the organization and reports any evidence of fraud. A level I supervisor is considered a working supervisor with little authority for personnel actions. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Familiar with a variety of ...