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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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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy

    5 Creative Ways to Find Work in a Tough Economy
    Finding work in the current economic climate can be challenging, whether you are entry-level, or quite experienced in the workforce. It is an absolute must to think outside of the box in order to succeed in a job search. These five creative ways can help almost anyone find work in a tough economy. Get Started!
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    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume
    You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too. "Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and make things happen," says Kara Montermoso, ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    5 Resume Mistakes You Can't Make

    5 Resume Mistakes You Can't Make If you're looking for a job and your resume isn't close to perfect, you're in trouble. No amount of personality, speaking ability, or interview skills will help you if the first foot you put forward is a bad resume. Many people are facing the prospect of finding a new job. And some are even contemplating ...
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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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    7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
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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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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
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    Resume Help for the Unemployed

    Resume Help for the Unemployed
    Mounting a job search when you’re unemployed may leave you feeling like you can’t compete with your gainfully employed peers. This just isn’t true. Transform your resume from holding you back to propelling your success. Assess the Gap “The best way to address an employment gap depends on how long you’ve been out of work,” says Teena Rose, director of resume-writing ...
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