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  • Four Hallmarks of a Successful Attitude

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    Jason Wong
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    Jan 20, 2016

    Between IQ and attitude, it’s the latter that is a better predictor of success, according to Forbes. So what traits are precursors to success? 

  • Dos and Don'ts of Interview Body Language

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jan 19, 2016

    According to a new CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 corporate hiring managers and HR executives, half the time you’re being interviewed, your potential employer has made a decision within five minutes of meeting you. How do they make these snap judgments? Usually, through poor perceived body language. Here are a couple body language dos and don’ts from Fortune:

  • 4 Tips to Become a Better Speaker

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jan 15, 2016

     

    With success often comes the need to speak in front of a group of people, a daunting prospect for many, especially if it’s your first time outside of an academic setting. It could be that you’ve been chosen to run a meeting about a new project, or you’ve been given the opportunity to speak at a conference. How can your speech keep your audience’s attention? Fortune has a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Four Things to Do If You Want a Raise

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Jan 12, 2016
    Who doesn’t want a raise? But getting one, or even asking for one, is easier said than done. Maybe you subconsciously feel that you don’t deserve one, that asking for one is confrontational, that you’re being appropriately compensated, or you simply fear rejection. Here are four tips from Time to help you get that raise.
  • Four Skills to Hone in College for a Successful Career

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Dec 18, 2015

    There’s more to a successful career in accounting than learning the technical skills of tax and audit. Yesterday a committee was convened at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington to look into non-traditional ways that students’ success is influenced by; in essence, examining what the Academy calls “intrapersonal and interpersonal capabilities.” What does that mean? According to Forbes, students who want every advantage they can get out of college need to focus on other skills besides what they get from their textbooks.

  • How to Make the Transition to Your First Managerial Role

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Dec 8, 2015

    When you’re promoted to your first leadership position, it can be difficult to make the transition, especially when your team is composed of people who you’ve already established a work relationship with – one in which you aren’t the new boss. On the other hand, your boss may also have a difficult time seeing you in a management position, and may start contradicting your decisions. Fortune has some advice on how to deal with the pressures of big promotion:

  • How to Come Back From (and Avoid) Interview Mistakes

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Dec 1, 2015

    It can be a nail biting experience waiting to hear back from a potential employer, but especially for the introverted, the interview itself can be even more nerve-wracking.  Sure, you might’ve polished off your best stories about how you overcame a challenge, made a mistake, or are a team player. However, even the most well-rehearsed story can inadvertently turn into an interview blunder. Here are some tips from The Muse on how to come back from common interview mistakes:

  • Dear Father: Canst Thou Spare a Ha'penny Whilst I Study at University?

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 15, 2015
    While a lot of things about university life have changed, students being broke and reaching out to their parents for money is, apparently, not one of them. 
  • Study: Voice More Impressive than Writing to Potential Employers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 14, 2015
    In this year of 2015, we communicate in a staggering variety of ways. We text, we chat, we email. We use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat. Sometimes we even blog. But, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review, when it comes to impressing a potential employer, the best tool to use is one of the oldest that we have: our voice. 
  • Organize Your Time Like a Pro

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Oct 1, 2015

    Everyone’s had days where they feel like there’s an endless and nigh-insurmountable list of tasks to accomplish. While sometimes that’s unavoidable (hello, busy season), there are ways to build a time management system that cuts down your stress. LinkedIn and Inc recently offered some advice on how to better organize your schedule, which we boiled down into a few simple dos and don’ts.