I had the pleasure recently of leading a discussion for the AICPA as part of a webinar titled, The Top 7 Issues Facing Young Professionals. This blog post was requested to recap some of the resources (books, apps, and advice) that we discussed.
It was a great group. Sixty-seven percent of those in attendance represented Generation Y, 33 percent represented Gen X — and I represented the Boomers.
First, here are the top 7 issues facing young professionals from our research at the MACPA:
As we began discussing the issues, the chat box fired up with active particpation and the “conversation” quickly centered around three key areas — networking, social media, and technology tools. I promised to recap these on this post, so here goes:
1. Networking and the idea of “non-sales” selling, which I think is critical for all professionals:
2. Social media: Here are some great blog posts from us and others:
3. Cool technology tools: My favorites for scanning and staying ahead of change are Evernote, Flipboard, and Zite.
4. Education from MACPA’s Business Learning Institute:
We will continue this conversation at the upcoming AICPA EDGE Conference in Austin on Aug. 7-9. I hope to see you there.
Tell me what you think and list your own cool tools (and additional questions) in the comments below.