by AccountingWeb on Dec 17, 2001
Malcolm Finney of Management Dynamics looks at the ground rules for getting an interview with a prospective employer.Much has been written about the interview process. Books and articles abound offering advice to potential interviewees; how to sit; how to answer questions; how to ask questions; what to wear; and so on.The clear presumption is, of course, that an invitation for interview will naturally be forthcoming. However, sadly, it may not happen.
by AccountingWeb on Dec 11, 2001
By Beth Jackson, reprinted from www.CareerBank.comResume etiquette is no longer a matter of hand-written vs. typewritten. Your resume, with all of its neatness and perfect grammar, can be your downfall if it’s not properly formatted for the electronic medium. Recruiters and employers are quickly turning to automated, electronic means to receive, process and eventually review resumes.
by AccountingWeb on Dec 06, 2001
Robert Half and Accountemps have released their new 2002 Salary Guide, designed to provide comprehensive data on average starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals.Salary ranges for 2002 are based on actual starting compensation in 2001. the information in the guide is derived from the job searches, negotiations, and placements conducted by Robert Half International's U.S. offices.Salaries projected in the guide reflect salaries at the time of hire and exclude bonuses and other factors that may be included in a starting compensation package.
by AccountingWeb on Nov 29, 2001
By Lester S. Rosen, Attorney at Law and President, Employment Screening Resources, reprinted with the permission of CareerBankEmployers can request credit reports before making a hiring decision, but applicants should be aware of their rights in this regard.Many job applicants are discovering that employers require pre-employment credit reports before they hire.
by AccountingWeb on Nov 28, 2001
Researchers at Yale and the University of Michigan have spent two years developing a new test to assess business school candidates. The Successful Intelligence Assessment (SIA) test is not expected to replace the GMAT any time soon, but may be offered as a supplement to the GMAT. The SIA test assesses an applicant's potential for business success.The SIA is based on the "successful intelligence" theory devised by Robert J. Sternberg, one of the primary researchers on the project. The theory proposes that analytical, creative, and practical abilities are all requirements of success.
by AccountingWeb on Nov 20, 2001
Big Five firm Deloitte & Touche has announced the appointments of 16 women to senior positions. With these appointments, the firm has taken a significant step to increase female representation at high levels, a commitment it made publicly earlier this year with the release of a long-range plan for women's advancement called Vision 2005."We are in a highly competitive, information-based profession in which the talent of our people – their intellectual capital - is the single most significant determinant of our success," said James E.
by AccountingWeb on Nov 19, 2001
According to the New York Post, New York's outgoing mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, may be considering a position with the Big 5 firm of Ernst & Young!While neither confirming nor denying the negotiations, the mayor suggested that he was at least in discussions with the company. Responding to a question about whether he might be considering a position at Ernst & Young, the mayor said, "I think I'd rather discuss that privately, but it's, it's still very preliminary."An aide to Mr. Giuliani said that he thought such a move by the mayor was not likely.
by AccountingWeb on Nov 12, 2001
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu commissioned the Carbone Smolan Agency to design what is referred to as an interactive e-brochure which promotes the Big Five firm's Global Tax and Legal Services department. The e-brochure, available on Deloitte's global web site, uses Quick Time film and Flash animation, music, colors, and glitz to describe opportunities within the firm.Deloitte hopes to lure J.D. and LL.M.
by AccountingWeb on Nov 08, 2001
By Beth Jackson, reprinted from www.CareerBank.comNetworking is a matter of maintaining relationships with people who can assist you in your future professional objectives. These people could be bosses, coworkers, subordinates, competitors or golfing buddies. The following is a short list of tips to assist in launching and maintaining a viable professional network.Make a conscious decision of whom you want to keep in contact with for your network. A large list of contacts can be a burden to maintain.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 29, 2001
The Student section of the Indiana CPA Society's (INCPAS) Web site has been awarded first place for excellence in public relations programming by the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) East Central District. The site, which is part of the INCPAS ongoing student initiatives program, was commended for its research, planning, execution, and results.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 29, 2001
PricewaterhouseCoopers has asked another 330 consultants in its UK offices to take voluntary layoffs due to the economic slowdown, according to the Financial Times.PwC informed staff on Wednesday. This latest cull comes after the firm cut 5% of its U.S.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 17, 2001
The IRS is searching for accountants who are interested in becoming IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents. Job openings for 300 new agents have been announced and applicants may apply online.Candidates selected for the special agent positions will attend a comprehensive training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. Training begins with a one-week orientation program sponsored by the National Criminal Investigation Training Academy.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 17, 2001
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has found an innovative way to make the accounting profession look like, well, fun. The organization has launched a Web-based game, CPA Career Adventure, designed to make the accounting profession look attractive to high school students.Participating students will track their scores from launch date through Friday, Nov. 30, and will be eligible to win prizes, including a Macintosh iBook laptop computer.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 10, 2001
Students interested in a career in accounting can find all the answers they need with just one click of the mouse. The Illinois CPA Society announces the launch of www.FutureCPA.org, the exciting new website that is devoted to providing students of all ages with valuable resources and the latest accounting career information. Students can reference information on scholarships, loans and grants, and review a list of two-and four-year Illinois colleges and universities that offer accounting programs.
by AccountingWeb on Oct 10, 2001
The Wall Street Journal has launched College Journal, a free site for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students providing job-search and career-guidance information.

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