Education & Careers news March 2010

Technology

Can you social network your way to business success?

Business used to be done with a handshake. Sometimes, it still is. But for a growing number of potential customers, the majority of research, referrals, and recommendations are being done by virtual rather than physical word, via social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace.
Education & Careers

Twitter can be an important tool when job hunting

If you’re new to Twitter, you might not know that there’s etiquette to it. If you’re one of those who say, “I don’t get Twitter,” then pay attention. In this world of social online connections, Twitter is a crucial method of communication between job seekers and potential employers.
Education & Careers

Jobs least difficult to find in San Jose, CA, and Washington, D.C.

Times are tough all over, but finding employment is least difficult among the largest 50 U.S. cities in San Jose, California, and most difficult in the Detroit metropolitan area, according to the Job Search Difficulty Index released this month by Juju.com, an online job search engine.
Education & Careers

Top 10 list: Tips for successful job searches

The job market has become tougher over the last couple of years, forcing applicants to work harder to seek out those golden opportunities.
Education & Careers

Employing all job avenues can greatly increase likelihood of landing a job

Job hunters can greatly increase the likelihood of finding employment by making use of all available employment avenues, according to recruitment experts at Robert Half International.
Education & Careers

Social networking can be a double-edged blade in job search

Job hunters more and more are employing social networking sites to cast a larger net in search of employment. They should keep in mind, however, that recruiters also are looking at those connections, long before the interview process begins.
Education & Careers

Deloitte's Maximum Impact gives student recruits a chance to volunteer

Deloitte's Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break gives students a chance to see a different side of the Big Four and work with accounting professionals in community service projects.
Tax

HIRE Act: Congress approves jobs bill second time around

A new bill – with a price tag of $17.6 billion and a prediction of creating 250,000 jobs – is on its way to President Obama for his signature. It’s the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment, or HIRE Act.
Education & Careers

AICPA and Accountemps to provide five scholarships for accounting students

The AICPA and Accountemps are accepting applications for the 2010-2011 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship. Five individuals will receive $2,500 each for tuition expenses.
Education & Careers

Hiring outlook good for accounting pros

At a time of high unemployment and low hopes, jobs in the accounting and auditing fields are expected to grow.
Practice

Retaining African Americans in the accounting profession

The low number of African Americans in the accounting profession is discouraging, and that number might even be declining despite the best efforts of hiring firms.