Self-Improvement

Education & Careers

Job Hunting? Ten Tips for Nailing Skype Job Interviews

Skype is a software program that allows two people to speak and see one another via the Internet. Many employers are choosing Skype to conduct job interviews, especially when candidates don't live in their area.
Community News

Somerset CPAs 'Lose Big' During Tax Season

The associates of Somerset CPAs are "losing big" this tax season. This is typically a time when CPAs are too busy to worry about eating right and exercising, but this year, Somerset's Wellness Committee wanted to change that.
Workplace Fitness

Fit and Focused: Accounting Professionals Discover the TrekDesk

Cindy Mayhak is just one of the many wellness-minded professionals who decided to break away from their desk without breaking away from the office by using a TrekDesk to shatter their sedentary lifestyle and the health risks associated with it.
Community News

Sensiba San Filippo: Winner of Fittest Accounting Firm 51+ Members

Tax season is the ultimate deadline. Most CPAs agree that the unrelenting hours spent glued to their computers, slugging coffee, and downing microwave meals in the company break room take a toll on their physical and emotional balance sheet.
AccountingWEB Life

Cluttered Desk, Cluttered Mind

A cluttered desk is not a sign of genius. It's a big flashing indicator of messiness. "Desk space is the highest value real estate in your office and should not be used as a storage station," says Paul Burton, who frequently speaks to accountants and lawyers about the productivity challenges they face.
Workplace Fitness

Faw Casson: Winner of AccountingWEB's Contest for Fittest Midsize Firm

Faw Casson's wellness program – a top-down commitment to healthy living and the physical and spiritual well-being of each of its forty employees – recently earned the firm the title of the fittest accounting firm in the eleven- to fifty-member bracket in AccountingWEB's 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey.
Education & Careers

It's a New Year – Time to Jumpstart Your Career!

Make 2012 the year you take steps – even if they're baby steps – to boost your career! We've put together ten ideas for you to consider.
Practice Management

Tighten Up Your Time Management – Four Tips for the New Year

Michael Goodman CPA, CFP, PFS, has always been sensitive to time management. Nearly sixteen years ago, he took a personal productivity class that has influenced the way he conducts his days. Since that class, Goodman has been creating and systemizing his time management procedures.
AccountingWEB Life

Five Techniques for Corralling Your E-mail Inbox

Like it or not, your e-mail inbox is likely the place where you spend the majority of your time at work. That means it's time to take some practical steps to improve your handling of e-mail; i.e., spend less time in your inbox and more time on productive, value-added activities.
Education & Careers

Career resolutions and tips for keeping them

Heading into 2011, workers everywhere may be setting and re-evaluating their career goals, but how many of these resolutions will survive past February?
Education & Careers

Benefits of distance education in accounting

Many people would like to further their education or become trained in a professional career such as accounting, but their current commitment to their job with other time allocations to family and so forth keep them from pursuing this.
Practice Management

The first person you have to manage every day is yourself

The first person you have to manage every day is you. You want to be in a strong position at work. You want to take charge of your role in every relationship with every boss. It's just that there are so many factors beyond your control at work.
AccountingWEB Life

Stress management tips for better work/life balance

Stress is the biggest killer in the Western world, destroys relationships, and damages productivity. The following stress management tips have been put together using an integral framework, so they include physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors.
Practice Management

Five ways to improve rocky relationship with your boss

Would you like to be more appreciated by your boss? Feel more comfortable approaching him or her with requests? Stop worrying about what he thinks of you? Why not do something about it?
Technology

CCH releases eBooks for accountants

CCH, a provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, software, and services, this week announced the availability of the company's most used titles in eBook form, including its U.S. Master Tax Guide and multi-volume publications.
Technology

E-mail is forever

If you follow the news, you already might have been regaled by the boastful comments of wunderkind Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre, whose e-mail was quoted on the front page of a recent Wall Street Journal.
Education & Careers

Tips for managing time, energy

It seems like no one has enough time these days. I don't know one person who has less to do than five years ago. Therefore, time management is about managing energy, attention, and commitments.
AccountingWEB Life

A guide to being a better learner

As a late baby-boomer in the 1970s and 1980s, I knew only two studying techniques: read and memorize. Before highlighter pens, the reading was laborious, often boring and thwarted by a wandering mind.
Practice Development

Fear factor: Networking is scarier than death

In a New York Times survey of peoples’ greatest fears, death came in third, following walking into a room full of strangers and speaking in public – a fact that makes Andy Lopata's job a bit more difficult.
Practice

Change you or change it

It’s a tough, changing world we live in. And when your competition already is responding to this environment by working harder and longer, you need unique tools to separate yourself from the throng.

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