Guidance, tips, strategies, tactics, real-life stories, and research data — from finding a new job to succeeding in your career
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FROM THE INTRODUCTION
For better or worse, your job search today is different from a search conducted ten – or even five – years ago. There is no longer a single career track for accountants and CPAs. Within public accounting alone, you will now find multiple career and salary tracks ranging from the traditional partner-track to the consulting accountant or the staff accountant. Understanding your options and the future to which they lead is vastly more important when you look for a new job. Understanding the present and the future of a job offered to you may determine your future. With this Idea Book, we hope to stimulate the thinking of job seekers in accounting who want to succeed in a more defined range of possibilities. We’re sure you’ll find at least a few good ideas to put into use.
HOW TO USE THIS IDEA BOOK
This book can be used for individual study or in group discussions. For individual study, readers are advised to find a quiet hour or two with a pen to read through the book, taking notes and jotting down ideas as they emerge. Then the ideas can be gathered and developed into action plans. For groups, it is suggested that the group discuss each idea as it surfaces, record the ideas on a flip chart or notebook and later sift the best ideas to develop into strategies.
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The Idea Book for Career Planning in Accounting