The Edge - February 2011 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
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    For the first time in a decade, manufacturing job hires outpaced job eliminations. (See article). Do you foresee this as a steadily rising trend or a temporary spurt? How do you believe this economic development will impact you and the profession?

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    Young CPA Events

    FR Chapter YEP Fresno's Young Professionals Mixer

    February 3, 2011
    Fresno, CA

    SVSJ Emerging Professionals 6th Annual Power Up Networking Event

    February 10, 2011
    Milpitas, CA


    SD La Mesa Discussion Group

    February 18, 2011
    La Mesa, CA

    Piedmont Chapter Networking Lunch

    February 22, 2011
    Greensboro, NC


    Triangle Chapter Professionals Night

    February 24, 2011
    Durham, NC



    Headlines - Career, Leadership and Work/Life Balance Tips for Young CPAs
    Career Management

    How to say, "This is the job I always wanted!" a dozen times in 50 years. And mean it.
    How do you measure a successful career? Is it the parts of the whole or a sum of the parts? Whether you believe in dumb luck and living by default or setting strategies and purpose, the jobs you undertake in your lifetime become your career path. Make sure you are in control.

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    Overview of the CPA Profession: Prepare to develop a taste for alphabet soup.
    The accounting profession can be a complicated place to navigate when you lack familiarization of the various players in this community and their respective roles. Here's an overview of the entities with a description of their primary objectives.
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    Work/Life Balance
    Yes, we can all get along. (Even you and the gum-smacker next to you.)
    In every business you're met with an array of people with varying degrees of workplace expectations. Developed business etiquette can help you avoid career damaging blunders and can lead to improved relations with your colleagues.
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