Julia VanDeren

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Julia VanDeren is the career services representative at CFA Institute, where she manages the CFA Institute JobLine and the CFA Institute Career Centre and serves as the subject matter expert in career management skills. Previously, she served CFA Institute in the role of society relations representative, consulting with member societies in the eastern US region. VanDeren holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MPA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Three Tips for Acing Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are powerful career management tools. They typically take the form of short meetings with accomplished professionals who examine your career and share their insight and experience. They often address such questions as whether you should switch industries, move to a different firm, take an international assignment, or become an entrepreneur. Read more

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Job Boards and Career Management

If you only visit online job boards when you are actively searching for a job or after a bad week at work — those times when you think to yourself, “There has to be something better than this” — then you might miss out on much of the value they can provide your career management efforts. Read more

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Finding the Right Job to Target

For today’s finance professional, job searches will be more successful the more specific they are. If you conduct your search with nebulous ideas about your job targets, you risk marketing yourself in too general a way. Giving real thought to how you identify your target roles will improve your whole job search. Read more

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