Career Tools Articles


  • State society student membership

    More than a line on your resume

    Becoming a student member of your state society is an excellent idea, and there are a whole lot of reasons to join a state society. Read >

  • CPAs' must-join organization

    All about the AICPA

    The AICPA's 125-year history, boiled down to 23 words: Helping you enter the CPA profession and stay there, by connecting you to the people and information you need to succeed.... Read >

  • Get LinkedIn to your network

    How to put this professional platform to work for you

    Your online presence is a big deal. A solid LinkedIn profile is an easy first step to putting a professional foot forward. Read >

  • The shy person’s guide to building smart relationships

    Study up on some tips to become a better networker

    Does the idea of a room filled with strangers make you want to find a dark corner to curl up in and hide? You aren’t alone; not every future CPA is a natural-born schmoozer. Read >

  • The softer side of CPA

    Why soft skills are key to career success

    Let’s play a game: We’ll ask you a question, and you think of the first thing that pops in your head. Then, we’ll try to guess what it is. Ready? Let’s go … Read >

  • Brush up your initial impact

    Tips to freshen your first impression

    With a little practice, you’ll be able to put your best foot forward instead of putting your foot in your mouth. Here are some surefire ways to make sure that you stand out (in a good way) regardless of what foot you put forward first. Read >

  • LinkedIn offers path to career advancement

    A viable path to professional networking through integrated connections and activities

    While Facebook offers an always-on way to connect with friends and build a community, LinkedIn presents the professional side of social networking. There are no games, personal photos or lists of favorite movies like there are on Facebook. Instead, LinkedIn offers a viable path to professional networking through integrated connections and activities, all designed to boost your circle of contacts. Read >

  • Networking for success

    Tips for meeting people who might help build your career

    Scott H. Cytron, ABC, from Cytron and Company says networking is a lot like the accounting profession – there are many ways to get to the end result. The bottom line, though, is to try and meet as many people as possible who might help you build your career and further your business opportunities. Read >

  • You’ve got an in

    Groups to build your network quickly

    There’s the one-on-one method of meeting new people, and then there’s the one-on-250,000 way. Ready to make some instant friends and business contacts? Join up. On any campus, there’s a... Read >

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