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NexChange Hopes to Unite Financial Services in One Social Media Network

NexChange is a new social network designed exclusively for financial industry professionals. While there are other such networks in existence that are more niche, NexChange is unique in that it does not focus on the hustling and huckstering of investment securities. Instead, this is a network designed to help you maximize your career in financial services.

Best of 2015: Career Management

At the end of the year, we get the privilege of looking back over the past 12 months and calling attention to some of the more interesting content we've encountered. Here are 10 of the most compelling career management articles I have encountered this year.

What to Consider When Starting Your Own Firm

If you're like many financial professionals, your ultimate career goal might be building your own firm. How do you know if it's the right move? And, if you think it is, how do you go about getting started? Bestselling author Beverly Flaxington explored some of the essential things you need to think about when you are considering going into the finance business for yourself.

Insights from a Recruiter

When is the right time to reach out to a recruiter? If you are being recruited for a particular job, how long can you realistically expect the process to take? Debra Brown, a New York-based recruiter for Russell Reynolds’s asset and wealth management practice, sheds some light on these and other questions and offers career management advice tailored specifically for investment professionals.

How to Build a Better Business through Diversity

Truly diverse teams bring to bear broader networks of resources, power, and talent and when led by a culturally fluent leader can significantly outperform less diverse teams. Abandoning exclusionary habits and building a consistently inclusive firm culture is not a simple endeavor. Still, as leaders you can employ strategies to move the firm in this direction.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Reorganization, Bias, and Roosters versus Hens

“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what… READ MORE ›

Five Battle-Tested Strategies for Success

Carla Harris explains how you can survive and thrive at work — without stifling your authentic self.

Job Interview Preparation

The main strategy for successful interviews — and this is no surprise really — is to spend adequate time preparing. If you know that you are likely to be invited to tell interviewers about yourself and asked to discuss your weaknesses, there is no reason to walk into an interview without having crafted and practiced respectable responses.

The Work You Love

Whether the answer to “What is the work you can’t not do?” represents a 5-degree shift in career direction or a 90-degree change, it’s no reason to avoid asking yourself the question altogether. So, what’s the work you can’t not do?

Best of 2014: Career Insights

In this season of Best of 2014 selections, I decided to highlight five Enterprising Investor posts from 2014 that address career management themes.

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