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  • Career Success Secret: Get Both Public and Private Experience

    February 27, 2015
    If working in private industry is your career goal, consider a few years in public accounting first. That’s the advice of Jane Durant, a recruiter and former CPA. Durant offers four takeaway points about why the private sector prefers a combined public-private work history.
  • Successful Business Writing

    February 17, 2015
    In a business environment where email is often the only form of contact that people use when working together, we tend to form opinions about others based on their email correspondence. It is important to become conscious of this trend and refine our writing skills to make sure we give off the best impressions possible.
  • Get Noticed and More When You Get Involved!

    February 4, 2015
    “Get noticed. Enhance your network. Find a mentor. Step out of your comfort zone.” These may be standard career tips, but how do you get started? Get involved.
  • Outstanding Client Service Principles Can Advance Your Career

    January 19, 2015
    We all know that to be a successful CPA you must have outstanding technical skills. But to take control of your career and achieve the advancement you desire, you can’t forget about “soft skills.”
  • CPA Couples’ Therapy... for Bosses and Staff Accountants

    January 19, 2015
    As someone who has worked with CPAs for more than a dozen years, Indiana CPA Society's Snior VP & COO has observed a serious disconnect between mid- to late-career CPAs and younger CPAs., and offers this advice.
  • Making Manager: The Key to Accelerating a Career in Public Accounting

    November 5, 2014
    Here’s why being promoted to manager is an important step for young CPAs—and what they need to learn to land the promotion.
  • Rise Above the Crowd in Your Public Accounting Interviews

    September 17, 2014
    The final step of the campus recruiting process – the interview – is the ultimate equalizer for students of varying résumé strength to explain why they rise above the rest. Here are a few tips for emerging CPAs.
  • Three Resume Tips

    August 18, 2014
    Here are three resume tips to land you an interview.
  • The Power of a Good Story

    August 1, 2014
    We’ve all experienced the power of stories. Many parents take the time to read to our children. Kids show us the deep impact of stories. An irritable or excited child will quickly calm down and be pulled in by a story. As adults, stories still have that magic and power over us. So, why do we forget about stories when we give a business presentation?
  • Writing Tips: Sound Like Yourself

    July 22, 2014
    When you write, use words you’d be comfortable saying aloud – so you sound like yourself with a natural, conversational style.

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.