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  • Three Ways to Motivate Yourself When Everyone’s on Vacation

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    Jason Wong
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    Aug 10, 2016
    Apparently it’s prime vacation time, because half or more of your office is out doing fun things like lounging on the beach, sipping cocktails and then posting the pictures on Instagram. When almost everyone’s gone, it can be difficult to get anywhere. After all, you can’t have that important meeting if people aren’t there. Still, there are some strategies you can employ to make progress. Here they are, from the Harvard Business Review:
  • Three Steps to Making a Genuine Apology

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 9, 2016

    Nobody’s perfect, and that means you will more than likely make mistakes in your professional career. When you do, it’s important that you own up to them, and also that your apology comes off as genuine. People won’t appreciate an apology if it comes off as just a way for you to relieve your guilty conscience or get them off your back. So here are some ways from Fortune that will help your apology seem more genuine:

  • Five Ways to Show Confidence through Body Language

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Aug 5, 2016

    In both professional and social settings, displaying confidence is a known factor to success. But for some people, it can be hard to feel confident in settings with people that you don’t know, or people that you think or feel are far and away more qualified than you. In these situations, it’s more important than ever to put on a confident front. Here are five tips from Inc to show others you’re confident – and make yourself feel confident as well:

  • 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: