SUCCESS INSIDER: ‘Big 4’ salaries, revealed: How much Deloitte, KPMG, EY, and PwC accountants and consultants make

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PwC. Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The “Big Four” accounting firms – PwC, KPMG, EY, and Deloitte – employed well over a million people combined in 2019. Find out how much these firms paid employees for jobs ranging from consultant to executive roles.


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Welcome to Success Insider, our regular newsletter for getting things done.

This week we have how to stay organised and motivated, interview tips from former execs at top companies like Google, how to create a learning culture in your company, and more.

The ultimate guide to career success during a recession: How to find a new job, land a raise, and build your resume, even when the economy goes south

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You can still find career success during an economic downturn. Samantha Lee/Business Insider

The coronavirus recession is the worst we’ve seen in a long time, with unemployment exceeding even the figures from the Great Recession of 2008-09. If you’re going through a hard time in your career, you’re not the only one. Millions of Americans are suddenly out of work, and those still holding jobs are seeing their workplaces undergo major changes.

Business Insider has written the ultimate guide for career success during the recession, designed to help no matter what stage of your career you’re in.


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Execs who’ve worked at Google, Starbucks, and other top employers share their best advice for acing a job interview and landing your dream role

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Former Starbucks HR exec Traci Wilk. Traci Wilk

Job interviews can be scary – especially when there’s a chance your family might barge in during your Zoom call with a hiring manager. We asked the pros, including Harvard professors and execs who’ve worked at Google and Starbucks, how best to prepare and common traps to avoid.


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Unemployed to 6-figure income: A fitness founder reveals the 6 strategies he uses to stay organised and motivated when it feels like everything is falling apart

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Health and fitness entrepreneur Devon Lévesque. Devon Lévesque

Devon Lévesque dropped out of college in his junior year, despite his full scholarship. A year later, he filed for unemployment. Today, he is a partner of the $US900-a-month gym Performix House in New York, and a fitness influencer with more than 360,000 followers on Instagram. He makes “close to seven figures.”

In an interview, he talked through his journey from unemployment to career success, and shared six strategies he uses to stay motivated and stop procrastinating during difficult times.


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8 tactics that have helped creative entrepreneurs scale successfully and build productive teams

Small business owners have a lot to gain from sticking to the basics of management, which can often be overlooked and taken for granted by larger companies. Creative entrepreneurs share eight strategies – from finding candidates with complementary strengths to stepping away from their inbox – that helped them get back to the basics while approaching their work in innovative ways.


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The 10 women founders who are landing the most funding for their startups – and the ideas and industries they champion

Women founders lead more profitable, socially responsible companies on average, even though many experience discrimination in the fundraising process. A recent report has chronicled the highest-funded female founder in every country, as well as the top female entrepreneur in every state in the US.


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How booming newsletter platform Substack is treating writers like tiny startups with a seed investment and stake in their success

By making it easy for writers to monetise their output, Substack has turned newsletters into small businesses. And people can invest in businesses, says Gizmodo founder and venture capitalist Peter Rojas.


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Learning new skills is the key to helping workers stay happy and productive right now. Here are 3 easy ways to create a learning culture within your company, according to a vice president at LinkedIn

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Mike Derezin. Mike Derezin

Mike Derezin is the vice president of learning solutions at LinkedIn. He says learning plays a critical part in helping companies cope with change, and closing the skills gap is core to any business’ success. He recommends executives lead by example and build up a supportive learning culture by helping employees develop new skills.


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