Choice. We all love it. We all hate it. We love choice for the possibilities it opens. We adore the accompanying feelings of excitement, control and empowerment. On the other hand, we also hate choice. We hate it for the confusion it can bring, and we despise feeling taxed, overwhelmed or mired. Yet choice is […]

How old are you? 40? 45? 50? 54? Somewhere in between? It’s taken you two, three or more decades to become as successful in your career as you have. And while you probably didn’t think too much about where you’d be 20 or 30 years from when you started your career, well, here you are. […]

“Better” is a relative word. That’s because “better” for you may not be “better” for someone else. Perhaps the, um, better rationale is as a comparative. So, comparatively speaking, in order to determine when a professional doctorate is better than a Ph.D. we need to look some of their differences. Think of the comparison between […]

What Is a CPA? So the old joke goes: What’s does a CPA do? Solve a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand. Bazinga. Now before you roll your eyes thinking you already know what a CPA is and does, hear us out. Because a CPA’s toolbox includes everything from […]

If there is one, single prevailing myth about getting your bachelor’s degree, it is that “everyone has earned one.” Not so. Not by a long shot. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says that some 60 percent of American workers have not earned their undergraduate degree. While a bachelor’s degree […]

Lots of things seem like a good idea at the time. Remember tribal tattoos, acid-washed jeans and scrunchies? Unlike fashion trends that come and go, a college degree will last a career lifetime—especially when you major in something with lots of flexibility and opportunity like accounting. Far from mere number crunching, an accounting and finance […]

For many, many IT professionals, the road to an IT career is more often than not paved with motherboards, memory cards and hard drives. Why, there’s nary a self-professed techno-geek around that hasn’t cut his teeth on tearing down and rebuilding a computer, or troubleshooting the laptop of a friend, family member (or even foe). […]

  “Expert.” It’s a word that means possessing a certain specialty of knowledge. Yet the word “expert” is so overused in our culture that, often, most of us don’t pay much attention to it anymore. The truth is, pretty much anyone can claim to be an expert these days. And that’s okay in some areas […]

Cyber security (or cybersecurity). Information security. Information technology security. Information systems security. Computer security. Whatever you call it, this is one of the most attractive, lucrative, rewarding (and dare we say, sexy?) “it” careers. That’s because the topic of, the business for, and the jobs in cyber security are white-hot right now. You’ve probably noticed it’s […]