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  • It’s No Surprise That You’re Stressed

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 17, 2015

    According to data compiled by the workplace-services firm Bensinger, Dupont & Associates, millenials report being stressed out more than any other age group at the office. Among 7,883 workers who used BDA’s Employee Assistance Program, 30 percent of millennials said they have workplace anxiety, compared to 26 percent of Generation X’ers and 25 percent of Baby Boomers. 

  • Tackling a Marathon Job Interview

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 17, 2015

    Sometimes, after making it through the initial hurdles of a phone interview or one-on-one meeting, you find yourself in a marathon job interview. You know the kind: sit-downs that can last a whole day, and seem to include everyone from the CFO to the receptionist. Forbes has some tips to help get you through it:

  • What Young Professionals Should Do Now to Avoid Salary Stagnation Later

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 14, 2015
    Unless you’re a member of the top 10 percent of lifetime earners, it’s likely that you’ll experience the most wage growth between the ages of 25 and 35 (an average of 38 percent), and wage stagnation between ages 35 and 55, according to Fortune. So what can you do to make sure you’re taking advantage of your prime wage growth years?
  • Millennials: The IRS Wants to Hire You

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 14, 2015
    The IRS is fast approaching a Baby Bust, with more than half of its employees over 50 years old, and 40 percent of its total workforce eligible to retire in four years, according to a recent speech the service’s commissioner, John Koskinen, gave at the National Press Club. 
  • How to Negotiate Without Being Too Pushy or a Pushover

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 10, 2015

    You might think it’s necessary to put up a tough front when negotiating, but experts say this can actually burn bridges. A better approach? According to the Harvard Business Review, it’s possible to “drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills.” Here’s how:

  • What we can all learn from this 17-year-old who passed the CPA exam

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 9, 2015

    Belicia Cespedes may well be the first teen to ace the CPA exam in modern times. But her success has little do with being a child prodigy and everything to do with how she prepared. You may have known at 13 that you wanted to pursue a career in accounting one day. But when Santa Clarita, Calif., resident Belicia Cespedes was that age, she was already on her way.

  • How to Deal With an Anxiety-Stricken Boss

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 7, 2015
    It’s not uncommon for bosses to suffer from anxiety—after all, they have a lot on their plates. But when bosses are overly anxious, it can affect everyone’s productivity. So what’s the best way to deal with it? Here are some tips according to Fortune:
  • Being Brave in Business

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Apr 6, 2015

    In most businesses, it pays to be extroverted and daring, the kind of person who takes a plunge and comes up successful. But if your default setting is to play it safe, there’s good news: According to Forbes, bravery is a skill that can be mastered. 

  • Lifesavers

    By:
    Pei-Cen Lin, CPA, SPHR
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    Mar 2, 2015

    Having a work–life balance sounds great, but what does that mean for you? Before you try to set boundaries at the office, take a step back and ask yourself, ‘What’s most important in life?  Who are the people I must spend time with?’ Or, to really put things in perspective, ‘What would I want people to say about me in my eulogy?’  Once you can sum up confidently what and who matters to you, take it a step further and work those people, places and things into your schedule—literally. 

  • Fill in the Gaps

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 2, 2014
    Have a LinkedIn profile? Odds are it could use a makeover. Though more than 200 million professionals were signed up for the networking site in 2013