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The Right to Life, Liberty, and Disconnect from Work Email After 5 P.M.

Little known fact about the French: they're just as productive at work, on an hourly basis, as Americans. Well known fact about the French: they're more appreciative, on average, than Americans are of the finer things in life, such as food, wine, and free time. Okay, that latter fact isn't exactly a fact, but I'd wager if sensual and extracurricular appreciation could be studied, the French would definitely out-appreciate Americans. Read More >

Is the Class of 2016 Prepared for Reality?

For the past few years, the folks at Accenture have been conducting a survey that polls 2 groups of people: college seniors, on their expectations when entering the workforce; and members of the last 2 graduating classes, on what they've actually experienced out in the real world. The results are usually illuminating, and this year's report is no different. Read More >

Are We Heading for a 6-Hour Workday?

In the business world, productivity gains tend to mean one thing: employers getting more bang for their buck as employees use technology to grind out more work in the same amount of time. And, if you've been paying attention to any part of the presidential primaries recently, you'll already know that those gains doesn't necessarily come with higher wages or better benefits for employees. Read More >

What Millennials Really Want According to Millennial Consultants

A few years ago, I was in a meeting with several recruiters and HR personnel at a big Wall Street bank. The employees at the bank (which will go unnamed) openly expressed frustration with their inability to communicate with young job candidates-so-called millennials. At the time, I was surprised at how candid the bank was about its lack of understanding of how to connect with the younger generation. Read More >

Salary Negotiation: How to Ask for a Better Offer

The most difficult part of any salary negotiation is that feeling that you're always leaving something on the table. Unless you're interviewing with an organization that makes its salary data public, the chances are that you'll never truly know if your offer is on par with what your new colleagues or your predecessor are making. Read More >

The Best Decision You Can Make Early in Your Career

As I've written before, achieving financial independence should be one of your major career goals-no matter what field you enter. Unfortunately, getting there is elusive to most, and it shouldn't be, provided you start early enough in your career, and remain focused. The story that follows breaks down the biggest component to get you to your financial freedom. Read More >

Should You Get Your MBA in Europe?

There's an interesting post over on Quartz today about a growing trend of US students heading across the pond to get their MBAs in Europe. The reason? Well, there are 3 of them covered in the article: 1) Favorable exchange rates mean that your dollar buys more Euro or Pound-denominated education than it did a couple of years ago. 2) Many European programs are 1-year rather than 2, which reduces both lifestyle (residence, food, etc.) and opportunity costs. Read More >

How to Evaluate Competing Job Offers

If you play close attention to the news, you might come to the conclusion that the economy has never been in worse shape for young people, and that you should end your job search whenever you get an offer, and jump at any chance to get your foot in the door. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the term "job search" is a little misleading; ideally, every search should result in multiple job offers. Read More >

The 50 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

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Why Millennials Refuse to Work for Big Banks

It's that time of year again: when private equity firms start poaching investment banking analysts with less than 10 months of experience on the job. "These kids don't even know where the restroom is yet," a recruiting coordinator at one of the big U.S. banking firms told me recently, "and they're already signing contracts to leave." PE poachers aside, Wall Street banks have bigger problems on their hands: they're losing talent to the tech industry. Read More >

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