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July 28, 2009


Editor's Note
We've heard that the troubled economy is causing many recent college graduates to stay in school and pick up additional degrees. Why not? In a tight job market, not only do you get to postpone job searching until maybe things loosen up a bit, but you get to bulk up your resume and your credentials and your knowledge with additional education. Advanced degrees also make sense for people already in the job market. You'll never hear anyone tell you more education is a waste of time or money.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
editor@accountingweb.com







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