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February 24, 2009

Editor's Note
This may not be the best time to be out looking for a job, but that doesn't mean that people don't need accountants. As careers go, accounting is still a relatively safe place to be. Some tips for job hunting and reminders of the usefulness of our chosen profession are interspersed here with a reminder to submit your entry for AccountingWEB's 2009 Student Scholarship.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor


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