How to Improve Your Listening Skills

Today I want to discuss a career skill that many people do not pay attention to. I want to talk about how to improve your listening skills. More times than not I have seen good candidates blow good job opportunities because of poor listening skills. Remember, first impressions still count. If you are overly-focused on […]

4 Ways to Start Building Your Personal Brand Online

As the Internet continues to weave into the way that we do life and work, it becomes increasingly more important for to begin building your personal brand online. Many savvy recruiters and HR professionals are going beyond just reading your resume. They are looking you up online. They search Facebook, Linkedin, twitter, and other places […]

How Much Are You Worth – 4 Factors That Determine Compensation

No one likes to find out that they are working for less than what they are worth. We all want to maximize our earning potential. It often saddens me when I meet career professionals that have been working for less than their market value. Do you know how much you are worth? One quick and […]

Online CPE for Accountants

CPACareerCoach is pleased to announce a new partnership with CPE Link, an online CPE provider offering topics of interest to accounting and tax professionals. CPE Link offers 30-40 live webcasts each month (year round) plus over 600 hours of self-study. I now have a dedicated page on this blog that updates the upcoming classes on […]

What are the Top Accounting Schools for Graduate Students?

There is no question that attending the right college can help you in your accounting career. Too many accounting professionals want to believe that the actual degree is elevated over where they obtained that degree. Not true. There are many colleges for accounting but they are not all created equal. Employers today perk up when […]

5 Reasons for Establishing a Personal Career Development Plan and Goals

You should always be growing. I am a big proponent of setting goals and establishing a personal career development plan. If you do not know where you are heading, then someone else will be happy to determine that for you. I have spoken with so many people lately who were on “cruise control” with their career. They […]

How to Ask for a Raise

One of the most challenging areas of work life that most professionals have is in asking for a raise. This just feels uncomfortable to most people on so many different levels. They are concerned that bringing up the topic puts a target on their back and the whole conversation might lead to a dismissal. I […]