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  • How to Express Thanks After a Job Interview

    March 10, 2014
    The speed of business today has created new ground rules for thanking a potential employer, experts say.
  • Get That Promotion: Shine a Light on Yourself

    March 6, 2014
    Hard work and dedication are admirable. They often set you apart from others. But what happens when everyone works hard and is just as dedicated? Who gets noticed then? Perhaps this column will shed some light on the matter.
  • Winning Strategies for Work, Home and Health

    March 1, 2014
    Feel like you’re in a rut? Could your life use some tweaking? Life is so short, and you can change a losing game. Always Change a Losing Game: Winning Strategies for Work, Home and Health by 2014 NJSCPA Convention speaker David Posen, M.D., will guide you step-by-step on how to make changes in your life.
  • Ten Key Skills for Future CFOs

    February 12, 2014
    The ten skills and capabilities today's CFOs believe will be of most value to future finance leaders.
  • More Efficient Message Management

    September 11, 2012
    If you’re drowning in a sea of emails, text messages, instant messages, faxes, and voice mail, PC World advises using a system of “emergency triage” to assess the situation and get your head above water.
  • Mastering Your To-Do List: A Novel Approach

    September 11, 2013
    People are always asking me about to-do lists. Do they need to maintain them? How can they go about fixing them? I don’t know anyone in this interruption-based world who doesn’t use some kind of list as a tool for getting things done. The primary dilemma you face is balancing short- and long-term tasks and activities
  • How to Ask for a Raise… And Get It!

    August 8, 2013
    You’ve just reached a stride in your career where you feel confident enough to ask for a raise. However, just asking isn’t enough, especially in a tough economy. These ten tips will help you secure a raise and promotion, if you truly deserve it.
  • Making the Most of a Tough Situation

    July 31, 2013
    Much of the stress that individuals experience comes from their work. Working in a disagreeable situation is an unenviable, but nevertheless more advantageous position than being unemployed. By developing diplomatic skills, you may be increasing your marketability in the job world.
  • You’ve Got Job Offers, Now What?

    March 6, 2013
    You put in the years of studying, logged countless hours of extracurricular activities, perfected your resume and nailed the interviews. Congratulations, you have a job offer or maybe several offers. Unfortunately, you are not quite finished. Once you receive your employment offers, be it for an internship or a full-time position, there are a few considerations.
  • Inside the Head of a Head-Hunter: How to Secure Your Next Senior Role

    January 24, 2013
    While most senior finance professionals are well-versed in common interview tips, there is a lot more to obtaining a senior role through a head-hunter.

Creating Balance

  • Maintaining Career Perspective

    July 31, 2013
    Getting things done is more a mindset than a set of circumstances. You have the power to alter your thinking and your surroundings so as to accomplish more and maintain a sense of work-life balance.
  • It’s OK for CPAs to ‘Get a Life’

    January 4, 2012
    Perhaps you've heard the CPA facts of life, as passed through generations of CPAs working in public accounting: Expect to work from dawn to dusk, miss family events and skimp on vacations. Be prepared to work, work, work. Sure, life in public accounting is rewarding, but outside interests - even family life - probably have to take a back seat. That was then. The truth is, it might just be the best time ever to be a young CPA working in a public accounting firm.
  • The Quarter-Life Crisis Explained: How to Keep Your Career Goals from Killing You

    July 7, 2011
    "Quarter-Life Crisis" is a trendy phrase, and most young professionals know it as a "freakout" that happens in your 20s. Dr. Kevin Brennan explains it in a way that can become useful to you in your career choices (heck, your life choices) so you can make it though your 20s and early 30s without too much collateral damage.
  • Create a Work-Life Balance Strategy…and Live Up to It!

    May 28, 2010
    With all the responsibilities we face every day, we often must stop and determine our pace. Find that rhythm. Slow down and catch your breath. Don’t let your journey to success be the road to a nervous breakdown.
  • Book Review: Stop Living Your Job, Start Living Your Life: 85 Simple Strategies to Achieve Work/Life Balance

    June 30, 2010
    Author Andrea Molloy provides guidance on how to proactively manage your life and avoid being controlled by work, or any other area of our lives for that matter.