One of the achievements that I'll most remember from this year was the launch of Success starts here. This corporate recruiting blog has been a few years in the making (in my mind), but five months, 50+ posts and 3800+ visitors (3K in the last three months) later, it's off to a good start in my estimation. There's alot more for us to do here at Success starts here however. In 2009, we'll have new contributors, more multimedia, and more opportunities for this to be an interactive forum as well. And if there is anything that you would like to see here, tell us!
Above all, I'd like to thank Ken, BJ, LoriAnn, Jay, Todd and Dave (and many many more) for their contributions and support of Success starts here. The success of this blog wouldn't be possible without everyone's enthusiastic participation.
This will be the final post for 2008 as most of us will be taking time off between now and the new year. To wrap up 2008, I'd like adapt the tradition of end-of-year 'Best Of' list making, and offer up to you my Top 8 of '08. My selections (in chronological order) are purely subjective in nature, based solely on my opinion. So, without further adieu...
- What Does Public Accounting Look Like - The Interns in our Phoenix, AZ office developed this incredibly creative video as part of a summer project.
- The Big Give - One of many great examples of the numerous local community service activities McGladrey is involved with.
- Iowa is for Winners - Ira would of been very proud this year of Iowa's own Shawn and Zach Johnson.
- Importance of Networking - Never has networking been so important for professional survival.
- The Power of Influence - The McGladrey launches a website directly geared to those who are a significant resource to young professionals as they make their career decisions.
- Women RISE and SHINE - An inspirational story about one of our great female Partners in Southern California.
- Podcast: What Not To Do In An Interview - Tiffany, Todd and I had alot of fun putting this together.
- Best Accounting Firms? McGladrey is One - McGladrey makes Accounting Today's first ever Best Accounting Firms to Work For list.