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Eight Tips for Effective Cocktail Conversation

by, Etiquette International"A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant man is one who talks to you about yourself." (Lisa Kirk)Listen before jumping into a conversation.
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Big Four Among Best Companies for Working Mothers

For the 17th year, Working Mother magazine has once again published its 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list. All members of the Big Four accounting firms were included in this year's list.
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New PMRA Affects Accountants in U.S., Canada And Mexico

Representatives of the U.S., Canada and Mexico are expected to sign a new pact today known as a Professional Mutual Recognition Agreement (PMRA). This agreement will help clear the remaining barriers to cross-border licensing of public accountants in North America.The new PMRA recognizes the substantial equivalency of the U.S.
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AARP Announces Top Employers For Workers Over 50

The companies that made the American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) list of the top employers for workers over age 50 have some interesting features in common. They recognize a need for flexibility, they offer generous health care and life insurance benefits, and they recognize the value in keeping employees who know their jobs inside out."We have a very seasoned staff that brings a tremendous amount of talent to the company," said Aerospace Corporation spokesperson, Linda Brill.
Education & Careers

AICPA Readies Web-based Competency Assessment Tool

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has developed a competency model to help guide students and CPAs through their career and continuous learning plans.
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New Accounting Salary Survey Shows Gender Disparities

CareerBank.com has released its 2002 Salary Survey Report for accounting, finance, and banking professionals. The survey, based on online responses from 2,575 participants, shows some striking disparities between genders. The results are based on 52% male and 48% female respondents. The average overall salary for all survey participants is $55,762, with $65,135 for male participants and $45,687 for females.The majority of respondents, 56%, hold bachelor's degrees, 22% hold masters degrees.
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IBM May Slash as Many as 4,000 PwC Consulting Positions

IBM, which recently agreed to acquire the consulting segment of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for $3.5 billion, has indicated plans to cut as many as 4,000 employees, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal.Both companies have endured sizable layoffs already this year, with IBM cutting over 15,000 or about 5% of its workforce during the second quarter and PwC Consulting cutting 2,400 jobs in the nine months prior to March 31, 2002.
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Bring More Than Your Resume to Your Next Job Interview

By Sarah Self It's the night before an important job interview. You've researched the company, thought through every possible question and picked up your best suit from the drycleaners. What else can you do to make the interview a successful experience? Prepare a few more valuable tools to bring with you. The following items can keep you focused and organized, and help prove that you are an excellent candidate for the position.PortfolioAlways bring a collection of your past work to an interview.
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Want an Edge in the Job Market? Get Yourself a 'CMBA'

Job candidates have traditionally gotten paid a premium for getting a CPA or an MBA. But, if you get them both, your resume can begin to sound a bit pretentious, e.g., Jonathan H. Doe, CPA, MBA.
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Innovative Selling Audiotape Program

"Professional selling is the ability to attract and build mutually beneficial partnerships with your customers." - Keith Rosen Used by top selling professionals worldwide, the Innovative SellingTM audio tape program is the most innovative selling system that delivers step by step, the skills, tools, techniques and actions which build sales champions from the inside out. This is accomplished by uncovering and building upon each person's natural strengths and talents that complement and enhance their personal style of selling. The selling community is evolving.
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Wanted: 5,000 Spanish-Speaking Tax Professionals

H&R Block has announced plans to hire more than 5,000 Spanish speaking tax professionals for the upcoming tax season.
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Forensic Accounting - A Basic Guide to The Profession

By, Alan Zysman, B.Comm, CA·IFA, CFEForensic accounting has existed for many years. With the growing complexities of the business environment and the growing number of business related investigations, forensic accounting professionals are increasingly asked to assist in the investigation of financial and business related issues.What is Forensic Accounting? The integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills yields the specialty known as forensic accounting.
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Business Students Rank PwC as Top Employer in The U.S.

A study of 6,000 undergraduate students released by Universum Communications, Inc. shows that business students at 56 universities rank PricewaterhouseCoopers as the ideal employer in the United States."The fact that PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked as the number one employer in 2002 comes as no surprise to Universum," said Claudia Tattanelli-Skeini, CEO of Universum Communications, Inc.
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Recruitment Strategies: Do Ex-Cops Make Good Auditors?

Former FBI officers, criminal prosecutors, and even retired Canadian Mounties are working for accounting firms these days in investigating potential frauds. Some are very effective in their jobs; others may not work out. The Christian Science Monitor recently interviewed ex-cops working for accounting firms to see what roles these ex-cops play and how well the recruiting strategy works. The Monitor found the roles can vary greatly, depending on the size of the firm and its clients.
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The Niceties of Negotiating

by Etiquette International Negotiating seems to bring out the best and the worst in people. Unless you create a win-win negotiating situation, everyone loses eventually. If you win and your customer loses, you will lose that customer. If your customer wins and you lose, you can go out of business. Win-win is the only way! So what are the niceties in the nuances of negotiating? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers. So much of the way people behave in negotiations causes anger, bitterness, hostility, and antagonism.
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All The Right Questions – Smart Tips For Employers

By Robert G. Epstein, Career Bank There are certain questions in an interview that make sense. And then there are the questions that make a difference.When an employer sits down to talk with a potential employee, there are critical pieces of information that they should walk away with from that meeting. Asking the basic questions—past employers, professional goals, accomplishments—is a given.
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Survey - Adaptability Key to Getting Ahead at Work

QUICK-CHANGE ARTISTS - Adaptability Key to Getting Ahead at Work, Survey ShowsAn unwillingness to try new things could harm your career prospects, a new survey suggests. More than one-third (35 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled recently said embracing change is a critical success factor for employees. Twenty-seven percent feel a desire to learn new skills is the most valuable characteristic.The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world’s first and largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals.
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Jobseekers Guide on How to Assess a Firm's Ethics

Whether seeking a career in public accounting, private industry or as a securities analyst, many job-seekers say the recent wave of accounting scandals has convinced them it's more important than ever to get a reading on the ethics of the hiring company or firm. The search for answers has led job seekers to Internet message boards and other seemingly promising sources of information. But many still find it's just about impossible to uncover an employer's weak spots in advance. And the stakes have never been higher.
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NJ CPA Society Creates Career Development Program For Accounting Students

Along with obtaining a good education, success comes from being a strong leader, a creative and critical thinker, and an effective communicator. Such skills, however, don't always come naturally.
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'Accountant' Makes Jobs Rated Almanac's Top 10 List

The editors of The Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal Web site have published their sixth annual edition of the Jobs Rated Almanac, listing Accountant as the fifth best job to have in the country.

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