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  • 3 Things That Should Be on Your LinkedIn Profile

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 3, 2016

    Networking isn’t something that is confined to industry conferences or cocktail parties; you can also use resources like LinkedIn to network without leaving your seat. But how do you make the best use of your LinkedIn? There are a number of important things that your LinkedIn should address so that when you do reach out for a job, introduction, reference or something else entirely, your profile doesn’t immediately bias them against you. Here they are, from Forbes:

  • Four Steps for Dealing with an Angry Person

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 2, 2016

    People care deeply about and invest a lot of themselves in their careers, so it’s no wonder that they can also get angry when work doesn’t go their way. Dealing with someone that is angry can be very unpleasant, but there are a few steps you can take to make the process go more smoothly. Here are four tips from The Daily Muse on handling the situation with professional aplomb:

  • Three Questions Not to Ask at an Interview

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 26, 2016

    When you go in for an interview, you want to come off as a great many things – competent, eager, and a good social fit, to name a few – and there are a number of ways to do so. Asking good questions can help you seem both competent and eager, but there are definitely questions that you should avoid asking during the interview process. Here are a few questions to avoid during the interview, according to Time:

  • What to Do When You’re In Charge

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 22, 2016

    If you’re the kind of go-getter that every firm is looking for, odds are you’re going to find yourself in a leadership position relatively soon in your career (especially if you’ve earned that sweet, sweet, CPA certification). But if you’ve never held a leadership position before, the prospect of doing so can be intimidating. Here are some tips from Inc on what to do to prepare yourself for being the boss:

  • How to Avoid Burnout if you’re Feeling the Heat

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 20, 2016

    While any job can be stressful (while hopefully still being rewarding), being an accountant can sometimes feel overly so. It might be because busy season is in full swing, or because your client is being difficult in giving you all the information you need to be satisfied with the quality of the audit you’re providing them. Whatever it is, one thing you want to avoid is burnout. Here are a few tips from Forbes to help with the heat:

  • Behaviors to Avoid When Networking

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 19, 2016

    Networking is one of the best ways to grow your career, but it can be easier said than done. When networking in-person, you can make a stronger impression on a person by providing them with a more complete image of yourself – but this can backfire if you make a social blunder. Here are some behaviors while networking to avoid, from Fortune:

  • Four Reasons to Avoid Email

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jul 5, 2016

    Email is one of the great innovations in communication, giving both sender and recipient the opportunity to carefully consider their words and answer at their convenience. However, there are a few things that should be done in person, as well as situations in which hitting send should be delayed, according to Time:

  • How to Overcome Perceived Millennial Weaknesses

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jun 15, 2016

    Unfortunately, since they’ve started to enter adulthood and by extension, the workforce, millennials have been subject to a number of negative stereotypes that may or may not have basis in fact. So what can you do to convince your Boomer or Gen Xer employer that you don’t fulfill those stereotypes while engaging in your work the way that you’re most comfortable with? Here are three stereotypes that millennials face, and corresponding tips from Inc on how to rise above them:

  • Three Steps to Avoid Being Passive-Aggressive

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jun 14, 2016

    When dealing with a frustrating situation involving another person, it can be tempting, especially if they’re a coworker, to deal with the situation by being passive-aggressive. It can feel good to combat that sense of powerlessness by exercising petty judgment on the offending person while maintaining a slight veneer of deniability. However, doing so is neither the mature nor the most beneficial path to take, so here are three steps from the Harvard Business Review to follow if you find yourself wanting to take the low road: 

  • How to Get the Starting Salary You Want

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jun 10, 2016

    Passion and interest in your chosen profession is important, but getting paid what you want and what you’re worth is nice too. So how do you get the salary you want without coming off as money-grubbing or overly aggressive in your negotiation? Here are some tips from Forbes on how to land a salary that both you and your employer are happy with: