Can Your Personality Get You Fired?

Job candidates rarely admit to being fired for poor performance... and they might just be telling the truth. A Harvard University study found that for every dismissal based on failure to perform, there are...

Manual Accounting Versus Computerized Accounting

As many professional accountants and auditors state - accounting is a language of business which is accepted in all developed and developing countries. Every company applies accounting because it is generally accepted that companies have...

Assessing Your Employer’s Health Insurance Options

You never had to think about health insurance before the HR rep at your new job started talking about deductibles, exclusions, co-payments, and out-of-pocket expenses. Now she wants to know which plan you're going...

How To Make Yourself More Marketable

In the context of job hunting, "marketability" refers to several things. First of all, it refers to how desirable a candidate is for employment consideration; on other words, what he or she is worth...

Dora The Explorer Cartoon: Teaching Diversity

In many ways, the Dora the Explorer cartoon follows in the footsteps of such public television greats as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. These shows, like Dora, managed to be entertaining, charming, and...

What Should I Ask For when Going From Consultant to Full-time?

Q. I am working as consultant for a company and have been asked to join as an employee. How does the fee I receive as a consultant relate to the salary I would get...

Diversity and the Workplace

As you look around your office, is everyone just like you? Probably not. The demographics of the American workforce have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In the 1950s, more than 60% of...
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International Experience Can Boost Your Career

Accounting and finance professionals looking to advance their careers may want to consider accepting an international assignment. The accelerating pace of globalization and the likely near-worldwide adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are...

How to Make Your Boss Love You (and Ace Your Performance Review)

The rules of performance reviews are changing. Not too long ago, management guru Peter Block said, "The performance review is the company's opportunity to prove to you, once again, that they own you." But...

Getting to Know You: How to Start Right With a New Boss

One's boss plays an integral and ever-present role in everyday work life. And even if you've occasionally disagreed with your outgoing manager, at least he or she is a known quantity. Moreover, employees generally...

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