When a editorial post opens up at Accounting Today, I work closely with our Human Resources department, post the job on the appropriate free Web sites or in local papers, and, considering the job market in publishing these days, proceed to get enough resumes to stock a landfill.

For the most part, the applicants are qualified — in fact often overqualified — with the rare exception of attempts at a career change that have ranged from athletic shoe salesmen to builders of swimming pools.

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