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The Well-Traveled Accountant - The Value of International Experience

Accepting that transfer to your company’s Paris office could have far-reaching career benefits, according to a recent survey. Fifty-six percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled said international experience will be at least somewhat necessary for accounting and finance professionals five years from now.

Job Sharing - The Latest Benefit In the Workplace?

By Sarah Werley, Careerbank.com Over the last few years, the workplace landscape has changed. New philosophies and new benefits make employment a whole new ballgame for professionals such as you. Flextime, telecommuting, on-site childcare…the list goes on of evolving on-the-job programs. The latest trend? Job Sharing. It's a relatively new idea that seems to be catching on quickly, especially among working parents and students.
Education & Careers

Job Search Tips: Getting That Interview

Malcolm Finney of Management Dynamics looks at the ground rules for getting an interview with a prospective employer.Much has been written about the interview process. Books and articles abound offering advice to potential interviewees; how to sit; how to answer questions; how to ask questions; what to wear; and so on.The clear presumption is, of course, that an invitation for interview will naturally be forthcoming. However, sadly, it may not happen.
Technology

Is Your Resume Internet Friendly?

By Beth Jackson, reprinted from www.CareerBank.comResume etiquette is no longer a matter of hand-written vs. typewritten. Your resume, with all of its neatness and perfect grammar, can be your downfall if it’s not properly formatted for the electronic medium. Recruiters and employers are quickly turning to automated, electronic means to receive, process and eventually review resumes.
Education & Careers

2002 Accountants Salary Guide Released

Robert Half and Accountemps have released their new 2002 Salary Guide, designed to provide comprehensive data on average starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals.Salary ranges for 2002 are based on actual starting compensation in 2001. the information in the guide is derived from the job searches, negotiations, and placements conducted by Robert Half International's U.S. offices.Salaries projected in the guide reflect salaries at the time of hire and exclude bonuses and other factors that may be included in a starting compensation package.
Education & Careers

Credit Reports and Job Hunting

By Lester S. Rosen, Attorney at Law and President, Employment Screening Resources, reprinted with the permission of CareerBankEmployers can request credit reports before making a hiring decision, but applicants should be aware of their rights in this regard.Many job applicants are discovering that employers require pre-employment credit reports before they hire.
Education & Careers

New Test For MBA Candidates

Researchers at Yale and the University of Michigan have spent two years developing a new test to assess business school candidates. The Successful Intelligence Assessment (SIA) test is not expected to replace the GMAT any time soon, but may be offered as a supplement to the GMAT. The SIA test assesses an applicant's potential for business success.The SIA is based on the "successful intelligence" theory devised by Robert J. Sternberg, one of the primary researchers on the project. The theory proposes that analytical, creative, and practical abilities are all requirements of success.
Education & Careers

Deloitte Leads Pack with Advances for Women

Big Five firm Deloitte & Touche has announced the appointments of 16 women to senior positions. With these appointments, the firm has taken a significant step to increase female representation at high levels, a commitment it made publicly earlier this year with the release of a long-range plan for women's advancement called Vision 2005."We are in a highly competitive, information-based profession in which the talent of our people – their intellectual capital - is the single most significant determinant of our success," said James E.
Community News

Mayor Giuliani to Join Ernst & Young?

According to the New York Post, New York's outgoing mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, may be considering a position with the Big 5 firm of Ernst & Young!While neither confirming nor denying the negotiations, the mayor suggested that he was at least in discussions with the company. Responding to a question about whether he might be considering a position at Ernst & Young, the mayor said, "I think I'd rather discuss that privately, but it's, it's still very preliminary."An aide to Mr. Giuliani said that he thought such a move by the mayor was not likely.
Education & Careers

Deloitte Promotion Goes High-Tech

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu commissioned the Carbone Smolan Agency to design what is referred to as an interactive e-brochure which promotes the Big Five firm's Global Tax and Legal Services department. The e-brochure, available on Deloitte's global web site, uses Quick Time film and Flash animation, music, colors, and glitz to describe opportunities within the firm.Deloitte hopes to lure J.D. and LL.M.
Education & Careers

How to Keep Your Contacts and Make Them Work

By Beth Jackson, reprinted from www.CareerBank.comNetworking is a matter of maintaining relationships with people who can assist you in your future professional objectives. These people could be bosses, coworkers, subordinates, competitors or golfing buddies. The following is a short list of tips to assist in launching and maintaining a viable professional network.Make a conscious decision of whom you want to keep in contact with for your network. A large list of contacts can be a burden to maintain.
Community News

PwC Continues Job Cuts

PricewaterhouseCoopers has asked another 330 consultants in its UK offices to take voluntary layoffs due to the economic slowdown, according to the Financial Times.PwC informed staff on Wednesday. This latest cull comes after the firm cut 5% of its U.S.
Tax

Jobs Available at IRS

The IRS is searching for accountants who are interested in becoming IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents. Job openings for 300 new agents have been announced and applicants may apply online.Candidates selected for the special agent positions will attend a comprehensive training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. Training begins with a one-week orientation program sponsored by the National Criminal Investigation Training Academy.
Education & Careers

Active Job Seekers = Successful Job Seekers

Why it makes sense to do more than just send out your resume and wait for your next opportunity!By Sarah Werley There are two types of job seekers in the employment world, and a year ago both were pretty successful. But today, as the job market shrinks and competition for a good position gets tough, only one of those types is going to continue to be successful. Type A is the passive job seeker, who sends out a few resumes and may post their resume online. They then sit back and wait for the employers to come to them.
Education & Careers

Free Resume, Career Counseling in Tragedy Aftermath

Professional resume writers and career counselors have banded together to volunteer their services to people who have lost their jobs as an immediate result of the recent national tragedy.People who have been displaced in their work lives as a direct result of the terrorist attacks are encouraged to go to www.volunteersforcareers.org for assistance in resume writing and career counseling.
Education & Careers

Jump-Starting a Stalled Job Search

By JoAnn Nix, CPRW, reprinted from www.CareerBank.comWhy do some job seekers manage to land a new position in just a few weeks yet some of their peers' searches seem to last for many months? The answer to that question is quite complex. Since the job search is driven by both the job seeker and the savvy business decision-makers, there will never be a "magic" formula. However, I suggest that there are a multitude of avenues that a job seeker should incorporate into a job search campaign.
Education & Careers

College Recruitment Down as Job Fair Participation Wanes

Inducements such as signing bonuses and free cars are but a dim memory as students compete for a smaller number of jobs at this fall's college job fair recruitment events."We're seeing quite a drop in the number of companies who have traditionally come to recruit through our on-campus recruiting program," said Patricia Macken, director of employer relations at Columbia University in New York.
Community News

Students Expect to Have it All by Age 40

This article is reprinted from our sister site, AccountingWEB-UK.A million in the bank, a quality home life, and work satisfaction are just par for the course for today's students, according to a recent survey.Almost two-thirds of those asked to take part in a poll say that they aim to become millionaires. Three out of ten hope to achieve this goal by age 40.But it's not all work, work, work.
Community News

PwC Withdraws Job Offers for New Graduates

Citing the current economic climate and a constant need to assess the mix of skills needed by clients, the London office of Big Five firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has withdrawn its offers of employment to 78 of 180 graduates who planned on starting with the firm this fall.The ousted employees will receive two months' pay in addition to their walking papers.A spokeswoman for PwC said," We are trying to manage our intake of new staff appropriately so when someone does join us, they will have m
Technology

E&Y Joins the Online Monster

The career site, Monster.com, has joined forces with Ernst & Young to provide job search and recruiting services to the Big Five firm.The significance of this relationship is that Monster.com, which has operations in 21 countries, will provide a one stop international job bank for E&Y."The ability to post jobs in 10 countries and access Monster.com's comprehensive resume database will be an enormous asset for Ernst & Young, as hiring top-notch talent remains a number one priority for the

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