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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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    5-Step Guide to Becoming an Accountant

    In this era of economic uncertainty, it’s not just about making money. For businesses and individuals alike, minimizing expenses and documenting all business transactions correctly and honestly have become just as important as maximizing revenue. That’s where accountants come in. Despite the “bean counter” stereotype, accountants are invaluable employees who lead clients through the ever-changing worlds of tax and finance. ...
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    Top 10 Cities for Accountants

    [widget:logged_out_become_an_accountant] Accountants are everywhere. Big cities, small towns, anywhere business is done there's a need for accountants, auditors, bookkeepers and all other number-crunchers. But let's face it, for the biggest concentration of businesses (and accounting jobs), cities are the places to be. Which cities are the best? That's where we come in. LedgerLink has done the research -- from average ...
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    No Company Info? Write a Great Cover Letter Anyway

    No Company Info? Write a Great Cover Letter Anyway
    I get notes in my inbox every day, but this one stood out — so I decided to give it a little extra attention! If you've got a question you'd like to ask me, feel free to send it to info@adminsecret.com. Due to volume I can't always get to every question, but I'll do my best to send you a quick ...
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    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: Ernst & Young

    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: Ernst & Young
    Size 135,000 global employees (2008) Revenue $24.5 billion (2008) Current Big 4 Rank (Revenue): 3 Services Offered - Assurance - Tax - Advisory - Transactions - Strategic Growth Markets 20 Major Clients - Lockheed Martin - BP - ConocoPhillips - US Postal Service - Internal Revenue Service - US Dept. of the Treasury - Porsche - Time Warner - Associated Press ...
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    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: KPMG

    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: KPMG
    Size 137,000 global employees (2008) Revenue $22.7 billion (2008) Current Big 4 Rank (Revenue): 4 Services Offered - Audit - Tax - Advisory (Accounting Advisory Services, Business Performance Services, Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management Services, Forensics, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services, IT Advisory, Restructuring, Transaction Services/Mergers and Acquisitions) 20 Major Clients - Accenture - Halliburton - Citigroup - Deutsche Bank ...
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    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Size 146,000 global employees (2008) Revenue $28.2 billion (2008) Current Big 4 Rank: 1 Services Offered - Assurance - Tax - Advisory - Consumer and Industrial Products and Service - Financial Services - Infrastructure, Government and Utilities 20 Major Clients - Goodyear - Toyota - Volkswagen - Ford - Bank of America - Anheuser Busch - IBM - Kellogg's - Kraft ...
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    10 Expert Tips to Increase Your Salary

    10 Expert Tips to Increase Your Salary
    By Kristina Cowan Determined to increase your salary? Follow these tips from Reesa Staten, vice president of communications and director of research at recruiting firm Robert Half International and Anna Ivey, a Boston-based career and admissions counselor, to increase your salary this year: 1. Get comfortable negotiating salary raises."Women fall behind here, because they generally aren't as aggressive and fall farther ...
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    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: Deloitte

    Big 4 Accounting Firm Profile: Deloitte
    Size 165,000 global employees (2008) Revenue $27.4 billion (2008) Current Big 4 Rank (Revenue): 2 Services Offered - Audit and Enterprise Risk Services - Consulting - Advisory - Tax - International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 20 Major Clients - Boeing - Raytheon - Sotheby's - Verizon Wireless - Dell - Microsoft - Major League Baseball - National Football League - Best ...
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    Burned Out on Public Accounting?

    Burned Out on Public Accounting?
    Burnout in public accounting is so common that recruiters even refer to it in employment ads. For example, "Are you at the point of your public career where you are tired of the travel, lack of continuity of a team and don't see how another busy season is going to add new skills or depth to your career?" read one ad ...
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    The Experienced Accountant's Guide to the Big Four Interview

    The Experienced Accountant's Guide to the Big Four Interview
    Big Four accounting firms hire thousands of experienced accountants every year to work in advisory, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and other specialty practice areas. Unlike recent graduates, experienced hires are brought on for their specific industry knowledge and qualifications. The interview process for experienced hires starts when a candidate contacts the company through an existing employee, Web page, alumni program ...
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    Deal Breakers for Hiring Managers

    
Getting an interview is a really big deal. It means that you have achieved a level of confidence with your resume and cover letter and have made it to the next steps of the hiring equation. This is something that you should be proud of; this is also something you should take very, very seriously. The interview presents a lot ...
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    by Bridget Quigg If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what's the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a ...
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    Play Ball as a Sports Accountant

    Play Ball as a Sports Accountant
    You could say that Bowie Baysox Controller Christy Hoos was born into her job. She grew up in a sports-obsessed family, and her father was a professional baseball player. A friend of a friend helped her find her first sports accounting job, working for the Baltimore Orioles, and her love of sports has kept her in the game. "It's more interesting ...
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    14 Behaviors That Foster Trust

    14 Behaviors That Foster Trust
    Trust is an interesting concept. By the time you get to work in the morning, you may have chosen to trust or not trust a dozen people. When you turn on the weather channel, you are choosing to trust the meteorologist. When you leave your jewelry on your dressing table, you do so because you trust the cleaning person who will ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    Seasonal Tax-Preparation Jobs

    Seasonal Tax-Preparation Jobs
    Interested in keeping money out of the government's hands? Consider a seasonal job as a tax-preparation professional. Each year, large tax-preparation firms such as H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt train and employ thousands of people to prepare tax returns in their storefront offices. H&R Block hires 80,000 tax professionals to work from January until the end of April. Ninety percent of ...
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    What Not to Wear to a Job Interview

    What Not to Wear to a Job Interview
    In an ultra-competitive job market, every detail counts on a job interview. The wrong look, the wrong attitude or both can sink an interview fast. A survey by CareerBuilder.com showed that 46 percent of 3,200 hiring managers reported job candidates were dressed inappropriately. But with the right look, lots of research and the right attitude, image experts and career advisors say ...
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    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting

    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...