“I think there’s a distinction between volunteering to help you in your own personal development and in your career development," says Jamie Peretz, the founder of 2MyCareer, a college to career advisory service assisting college students and recent graduates with first careers. "Volunteering is always important for someone’s personal development and it can be important for professional development.”

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here is a passion about Canadian small-business owners that comes through when they talk about the state of their own financial know-how. Nearly half of them — some 47% — told Intuit in a recent poll that they believe further training in finances would help to boost their businesses' bottom lines.

And that kind of openness to new knowledge among ...

The top rainmakers tend to be talking to prospects before they are ready to buy. The reason for this is because the earlier you can get to a client, the more likely you will be the one they turn to later when they need help with a problem.

To be able to do this successfully, however, you need to understand ...

While everyone is talking about the hot technology trends for 2014—hybrid cloud computing, real-time and predictive analytics—innovative IT consultants need to look beyond those, which have become so ho-hum. When looking ahead, this blogger sees opportunities for consultants in 3D printing, drones for business, and wearable computers like Google Glass. Some big consulting firms already are latching onto those but ...

New Fair Labor Standards Act suit filings have soared to their highest level in more than two decades, and new Family and Medical Leave Act cases have been increasing steeply year over year, statistics released Tuesday show, and lawyers attribute these trends to factors including greater awareness of workers' rights and employers' ongoing struggles with compliance.

Data released Tuesday by ...

One of the best things you can do to prepare for an interview is to research the interview questions Big 4 firms most commonly use, and practice them ahead of time. Getting together a list and practicing the Interview questions is essential because it makes you more calm, look professional, and come off as a better candidate.

 

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday brought its first enforcement action against a company for attempting to stifle the whistleblowing process through improperly restrictive language in a confidentiality agreement.

Houston-based global technology and engineering firm KBR Inc. agreed to pay $130,000 to settle the SEC’s charges that some of its confidentiality agreements included language warning employees that they ...

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