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January 26, 2010    
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Editor's Note
We know that there are a lot of people looking for jobs. Some new tools and tips might help you or someone you know jump-start a job search campaign. As always, we encourage our readers to share their own experiences and advice by clicking the Comment option at the bottom of any article.

Meanwhile, it's time for accounting students to get busy if you haven't yet started writing your essay for the AccountingWEB annual scholarship contest. Get busy! Win money!

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New tools available for job seekers
Robert Half International has released two new tools for those seeking work in this tight job market: online salary calculators in specialized fields and the 2010 Salary Guide.
Are federal employees twice as good at their jobs as the rest of us?
Not earning enough in your current job? If you can land a job with the federal government, you could possibly double your total compensation. Nice work if you can get it. According to figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average wage for the nation's 108 million private sector workers in 2008 was $50,028. But for the 1.9 million employees of the federal government, the average wage was $79,197… a difference of more than 58%.
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Beta Alpha Psi kicks off regional competitions for accounting students
Beta Alpha Psi is gearing up for their 2010 Regional Meetings. Each year the regional meetings attract over 1,400 students who participate in operational sessions and attend professional sessions moderated by BAP Advisory Forum members.
2010 Accounting Student Scholarship will honor three students
AccountingWEB, the Web site dedicated to providing news and resources for members of the accounting profession, is now accepting applications for the 2010 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship that is offered to undergraduate accounting majors throughout the country.
Job seekers doom chances through poor networking
Poor networking habits are dooming short-term job prospects for active job seekers, according to new research from Upwardly Mobile, Inc., an online career management service based in Palo Alto, CA.
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