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Many small to mid-sized companies expect economy to recover in 2010

Although many companies and individuals still struggle with recession-related challenges, a majority of executives believe the downturn will reverse its course within the year, according to a recent survey.
AccountingWEB Life

Networking trends in a recovering economy

Companies nationwide reduced their workforce or instituted hiring freezes in accounting and finance, as well as in operations during the past year in response to the economic downturn, according to Accountants International.
Education & Careers

Intuit index: Wages, hours worked remain flat, supply of workers remains high

Small businesses continued to hire more employees in March, extending a trend that began in mid-2009, according to the monthly Small Business Employment Index from Intuit Inc.
Tax

HIRE Act affidavit form now available

Employers who hope to take advantage of a tax break signed into law last month must fill out a new form by the Internal Revenue Service to claim the payroll tax exemption.
Practice

Execs: Takes at least a month to fill accounting positions

For already-stretched accounting departments, waiting a month for help might seem like an eternity. Yet, a recent survey found it can take at least that long for employers to hire for open positions.
A&A

Audit partner shares glimpse of his life

AccountingWEB has teamed up with its UK sister site, AccountingWEB.co.uk, to present a new series that explores the lives of members of the accounting profession. In the first installment of this new series, Jim Brown, assurance partner of BDO in Bristol, UK, shares his working life with us.
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

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.
Education & Careers

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.
Education & Careers

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.
Education & Careers

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.
Education & Careers

Interpersonal skills can trump technical knowledge in job search

Having a winning personality has always helped in making friends or getting a date, but a recent survey confirms it also opens doors in the job search.
Education & Careers

Hispanic associations serve accountants and students

Two accounting associations serve a growing population of Latino professional accountants and accounting students.
Education & Careers

A Conversation With Todd Goldstein: Employment outlook in accounting and finance

Find out how to make the new tools in hiring and job search work for you.
A&A

Success secrets of women who have risen to CFO in major companies

Despite the relatively large number of women working in the finance function of major corporations, few have attained the position of CFO.

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