– In an interview, always act slightly more professional than the person giving the interview. Especially if they start making jokes or goofing around.
– Clients cannot calculate GST correctly.
– By making your desk really messy you can give the impression that you’re swamped.
– Don’t piss off administrative people.
– If you’re not sure about what you’re doing, it’s better to make an assumption and try anyway, instead of asking for help.
– Very few people have a “true” open door policy.
– You can be less professional in smaller firms.
– After you pass the UFE you will rarely read the handbook.
– If you’re worried about what to wear to work, look at the best dressed partner and dial that back 10%.
– Billable hours are a lot like self-evaluations. You can use them to make yourself look as good as you want.
– Blue collar workers are better personal tax clients than white collar workers or people with professional degrees.
– Make your own evaluations using your time and billing software. You can use this as leverage when negotiating.
– Staying an hour later has a bigger social impact than arriving an hour early.
– Work with people you look up to because you’ll eventually pick up their maneurisms.