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Accounting-Top Profitable Industry

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services are collectively amongst the most profitable industries. Those services collectively had a net profit margin, on a pre-tax basis, of 19.80 percent. In contrast, legal services had a net profit margin of 17.82 percent, oil and gas extraction had a margin of 16.43 percent, commercial and industrial machinery […]

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Unprecedented Demand for Accounting Graduates

Bolstering reports of a suddenly surging profession with a high demand for top talent, CPA firms are hiring a record number of graduates. At the same time, the pipeline of accounting students is bulging, suggesting to some that the continuing high demand for new recruits can be met by newly minted graduates for the next […]

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Accounting… It’s Attractive.

The way I see it, there’s never been a better time to pursue a career in the public accounting and auditing profession. We ensure that stakeholders can trust a company’s numbers, and that’s no small thing. Our capital markets system couldn’t function without trusted, skilled accountants and auditors. Accounting has unfairly earned a reputation as […]

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College Colors Day

Saville, Dodgen & Company employees wore their college colors proudly on Friday, August 30th for National College Colors Day. College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience. (Not everyday of college was spent studying for the CPA exam). It’s true, what they say. Aggies […]

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3 Questions for that Dream Job

Getting an interview for that dream job is a perfect chance to sell yourself and you need to make sure that you get everything right. Preparation is vital and it goes without saying that you should turn up for the interview knowing everything there is to know about your prospective employers and the role that […]

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Accountants Feeling Secure in Jobs

Confidence among U.S. finance and accounting workers hit a high in the second quarter of the year, according to a new survey. The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index, which measures employee outlook among finance and accounting workers on job security, showed these employees’ confidence rising nearly 10 points from the previous quarter […]

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Welcome to the New Age (of Recruiting)

I am entering my first ever recruiting season and could not be more excited! I am eager to speak with college students and see what they can bring to the table (or cubical) here at Saville, Dodgen & Company.   This fall, Saville will be visiting the career fairs of Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, […]

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Six Second Resume Test

In a time when recruiters and hiring managers are getting inundated with applicants for job postings, one technique they quickly learn to master is the art of “skimming” resumes. They just don’t have time to read each resume word-for-word. Instead, they glance at it quickly and look for key info. If they don’t see what […]

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College Graduates:Things are looking up.

The last few years have been pretty rough for college graduates. According to Accenture’s latest college graduate survey (completed in April), 59% of 2011 and 2012 college graduates believe they will not earn the salary the want to earn and only 53% claim they found jobs in their desired field of study.   One could […]

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So, you have a friend…

So, your friend has a sister, who has a fiancé, who has a cousin that is looking for a job/internship in Dallas. They are outgoing, hard-working, smart, and well-rounded according to their resume. They want to jump right in to a professional career, but do not want to be married to their job. They want […]

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