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Resume Tips for a Great First Impression

The job search is a long process. The first – and perhaps the most important – step is to develop a strong, persuasive and captivating resume. There is no magic formula for creating a winning resume, but here are some things to keep in mind to make your resume stand out from the competition. Presentation is half the battle With all of the information you need to include, arranging it in an intelligent, reader-friendly manner is important.

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The Gender Gap in the Finance Industry

In the U.S., the average woman working full-time makes just 80.5% of what her male counterpart makes. Individual choices and personal preferences on the part of workers partially cause this disparity. One Harvard study from 2018 found that the female workers within their study favored flexibility, work/life balance and family leave more than the men in the study. The men in the study favored the marginal wage increases in exchange for working more and/or less favorable hours and shifts.

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Financially Planning for Longer Lifespans

In 1970, the life expectancy for a U.S. resident was 70.81 years. By 2016, that number increased by nearly eight years, to 78.69 years. Meanwhile, “full retirement age,” as defined by the Social Security Administration, has crept up from age 65 (for those born in 1937 or earlier) to 67 (for those born in 1960 and later). As people continue to live longer, yet retire around the same age, it becomes increasingly important to shore up and stretch retirement savings longer.

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Career Advancement for Accountants

The accounting profession is constantly evolving and incorporating new practices, technologies, and trends. You’re always learning new things at work, but it’s also important to keep your skills relevant with a combination of education and professional development. This is crucial to establishing and advancing within your accounting career. According to Accenture, 80% of accounting and finance tasks will be delivered with automation by 2020.

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It’s over, now what?

This time of year, there are a lot of stories about the preparation and aspirations of athletes leading up to the winter games, but what happens after? After living tightly scheduled life revolving around achieving a four-year goal, how do these athletes adapt to suddenly having free time and the ability to plan their own path? And better yet, how can you apply their experience to your own life after you’re let go from a job or leave one to pursue something else?

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Changes Coming to Credit Score Calculations

Consumers with debt have something to look forward to in the Fall of 2017: a new version of VantageScore. This credit scoring model was introduced in 2006 by the three major credit reporting companies. The new credit score system, VantageScore 4.0, is supposed to provide more insight into a consumer’s use of debt and the risk a lender may be taking on by extending credit. How is the new model different?

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