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The Myth of the Job Hopping Millennial

Once upon a time, staying in a job for less than a year or two carried a huge stigma. It raised a red flag to potential employers about your seriousness, reliability, ability to work with a team and loyalty. Today, that logic is outdated. Switching jobs every few years is the norm, and it’s not just Millennials that are doing it. In fact, job hopping has become widely accepted. Fast Company recommends people switch jobs every three years for the rest of their lives.

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Write the Perfect Job Description for Accountants: A How-To

The Quest for the Perfect Job Description Some accounting and finance jobs are just a challenge to fill. You compose the job description, post an ad on job boards and spend money on promotion, but you just don’t get the quality candidates you’re looking for. The problem may not be the candidates, or even your recruiting methods, but your writeup that’s to blame.

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222,000 jobs added in June

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released the June jobs report hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning. This is the latest official snapshot of the state of the American economy. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent. June was the 81st consecutive month of job gains. The unemployment rate is hovering just above its lowest level since 2001.

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Anatomy of an Accounts Payable Star

Accounts Payable (AP) specialists play a key role in the overall operation of an organization. While they may not hold a prestigious C-suite title, every dollar that an organization spends goes through AP, from suppliers to utilities, to rent and loan payments. For that reason, the Accounts Payable role is like the foundation of a house: without it, nothing else is on solid ground. So besides technical skills, what should employers look for in an AP specialist?

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5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Career Path in Finance & Accounting

Going to work every day keeps the paychecks coming in. You may receive excellent performance reviews and even get promoted. But while showing up and doing your job every day is important, it’s not the same as managing your career path. Managing your career isn’t about getting a gold star. It’s about doing work you love and feeling confident, supported and on top of your game. You want a career that supports the kind of life you want to live.

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Productivity Faux Paus to Avoid

Life in the accounting and finance world is fast, hectic and constantly changing. This is especially true during high demand cyclical periods like tax season and year-end close, when the stakes only get higher, and the stress only gets worse. Creating an environment that encourages and facilitates performance, productivity and positivity amongst your employees is essential to making sure your business keeps pace. Unfortunately, many businesses stumble. This leads to workplace dysfunction.

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The Real Cost of a Hiring Mistake

Entrepreneurs and human resource managers obsess over hiring. To find people with the best skill set and cultural fit, hiring managers analyze handshakes and resumes, invest in personality assessments, and engage in internet sleuthing. Yet despite these efforts, bad hires happen. In fact, according to research by Glassdoor and the Brandon Hall Group, 95% of companies admit to recruiting the wrong people each year. And more than one-third admitted that they were unaware of how costly hiring the wrong person can be.

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How To Position Yourself for a Promotion

You’ve probably worked with this person before. The one who rises through the ranks of the company with ease. While their ascent may appear effortless, they’ve most likely mastered the art of getting a promotion. If your annual review is approaching, don’t wait until the scheduled date to make your case. Act now to make sure when the time comes, there’s no doubt in your manager’s mind that you are ready for the next level.

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138,000 Jobs Added in May

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs last month.  With the release of this month’s BLS report, the employment situation shows a steady recovery. Unemployment has now reached a 16-year low. The rate dropped to 4.3% in May — its lowest level since May 2001. So far this year, the U.S. has added 810,000 jobs. Since February, the first jobs report under President Trump, the U.S. has gained 594,000 jobs.

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