Category: Career Development

Yesterday was convocation at my son’s university.  Sitting watching all the Commerce grads, I remembered my own graduation, and the guy sitting next to me saying, “We’re done.  If I learn anything more in the rest of my life, it

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Peter Paulson, from Ranstad USA, just forwarded me this infographic.  It confirms what I have seen elsewhere.  Simply put, more accountants are retiring than graduating, particularly in the audit field.  This is a bright spot in a world filled with

Parents have to be more pragmatic in how they advise their offspring, so students gain the skills needed by business, according to Mark Venning, Chairman of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling, as quoted by the Globe and

The Ontario Securities Commission wants to see more women in executive roles: The proposed amendments would require TSX-listed issuers (and other non-venture issuers) that are reporting issuers in Ontario to provide disclosure regarding the following matters on an annual basis:

Accounting isn’t a popular subject. Accountants don’t have a sexy image.  Yet accountants perform a valuable service for both corporations and individuals.  They help people navigate through mazes of government regulations.  They save people money on taxes.  They help people

Question from the editors of Forbes: Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a jump in the unemployment rate to 10.2%.Some economists think we could be looking at 10.5% by early next year.  Given these grim forecasts, how do

Have you ever been asked to speak to a class of high school seniors about choosing an accounting career? I did it for several years. The lawyer beat me hands down every time. His room would be brimming with kids,

“Here is what you should know if you want to get ahead . . . “ Did anyone ever take you aside and say those words to you? Me neither. Yet it used to happen all the time, back when

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