Where were you when you passed the CPA Exam? It's a momentous date in an accountant's life, so we were unsurprised to read some good stories when we posed the question on Facebook and LinkedIn. They included everything from impromptu high school reunions in the testing room, to a dozen congratulatory red roses and the results envelope.
This got me thinking about how the transition of the exam to a computer-based format will affect future retellings. Already some are waxing nostalgic about the days of No. 2 pencils and no calculators. Will CPAs one day preface snail-mail results stories with the same "Back in my day..." bellows? Are bouquets just as effective when the results are read off of a computer screen? Is there a lost well of potential "Bueller?" moments now that chalkboards are moot?
So many questions - and we would like your answers. Not just about stories of yore, but all of the new content we are providing on our recently expanded Accounting Today Facebook page.
There you will still find links to Accounting Tomorrow blog posts, including those by our newest bloggers, career and social media expert Donna Svei and fashionable CPA firm marketer Emily Burns.
Donna, a CPA, CFE, executive search consultant and resume writer, offers tips on marketing yourself with search engine optimization, finding job leads through Facebook, and harnessing the power of the cover letter. She also welcomes questions about job-hunting in a Web 2.0 world. Emily's fashion industry background makes her uniquely qualified to translate runway trends into cubicle dress and solve readers' sartorial stumpers.
Join these and other discussions on the Accounting Tomorrow blog. Or start your own by connecting with our growing communities at www.facebook.com/AccountingToday and the LinkedIn Accounting Today Institute group.
- Danielle Lee
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