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Despite improvements in the unemployment picture overall, veterans still experience a higher jobless rate than non-veterans - after adjusting for age and demographic factors. According to the Council of Economic Advisers, the unemployment rate for veterans having served since 9/11 stands at around 8 percent, while the the overall unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4 percent.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13061)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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The Accountants Confidence Index

The Accountants Confidence Index

Most people are familiar with economic indicators. They are pieces of economic data, usually of macroeconomic scale, that are used by investors to interpret current or future investment possibilities and judge the overall health of our economy. Economic indicators can potentially be anything the investor chooses, but specific pieces of data released by government and non-profit organizations have become widely followed.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (26496)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Consider a Visual Resume

Consider a Visual Resume

When you are applying for a job, it is important to stand out from the crowd. One approach is to supplement your traditional resume with a visual resume -- a document that maps your career and accomplishments in a timeline or infographic.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (42037)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Interview Preparation Tips

Interview Preparation Tips

Congratulations! You just received a call and have been invited to interview for your dream job. You’ve probably worked hard to get to this point in the job hunting process but, the work is not over yet. You need to invest some time to make the most of this opportunity.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (27470)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Internships are Important

Internships are Important

Lately, I have noticed the internships have been getting a bit of a bad rap. Students view them as “working for little or no money,” and only envision themselves fetching coffee and making copies. It’s important not to be so short sighted. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that: 60% of paid interns and 37% of unpaid interns are offered a job at the conclusion of their internships. In industries like finance and accounting, where competition for positions can be fierce, an internship is a great way to get a competitive edge. But, internships deliver much more. The following are five reasons why college students and graduates should consider completing an internship.

Monday, January 20, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13428)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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