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December 21, 2011

Popular Holiday Customs Around the World

Holiday-diversity

I live in a diverse neighborhood. My next-door neighbors are an Indian family on one side, and a couple composed of a Peruvian woman and Indian man on the other. Across the street is an African-American family with four kids. Two doors down is a family with two adopted children—a girl from Ethiopia and a […]

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November 23, 2011

Six Things You’ll Learn Working in Sales

Working-in-Sales

As Black Friday sales loom upon us with the droves of shoppers and seasonal workers, I got to thinking about my own experience working in sales. About five years into my career as an accountant,  an old colleague of mine called me about a job at her company—a recruiting firm for accounting and finance professionals. […]

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October 12, 2011

Great Skills and Traits to Have in Any Job

Successful-transition

Whether you’re an accountant, a writer, a teacher, a scientist, or something else, I think there are a handful of skills and traits that are invaluable to have no matter what you do. Here is my top eight must-have abilities and qualities that will help you in every area of your life. Critical thinking. It’s […]

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October 10, 2011

You Never Stop Learning with Continuing Education

Cont-Ed1

I once had a coworker who was always in school. He earned a master’s degree (night classes) during the time we worked together, but once he finished that, it was pottery classes, automotive classes, and wine classes at the community college near his house. Learning doesn’t stop when you grow up. It was inspiring to […]

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