Julia VanDeren, manager, career services at CFA Institute, serves as the subject matter expert in career management skills, curating and developing career resources for members and program candidates. Previously, she served CFA Institute as career services representative, managing the CFA Institute JobLine (now Career Center) and Career Centre (now Career Tools) resources. VanDeren holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MPA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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.
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.
Some familiar leadership competencies include decisiveness, confidence, flexibility, intelligence, perseverance, and respect. But executive coach and author Julie Jansen notes a few others that deserve closer examination.
Have you taken risks with your career? We asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief whether they took chances in their professional lives and how they feel about having taken them or, conversely, having avoided them.
What is the recipe for success? Whatever the precise combination of ingredients, most would say that hard work is a critical component. But is it the only one? The most important one? For insight on these questions, we asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief how much hard work and diligence contributed to their success.
"The most technically qualified person does not always get the job" was among the insights provided by a panel of executive recruiters during a recent Twitter chat.
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