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Best of 2017: Career Management Insights

Julia VanDeren highlights seven sources of career and professional development insight that she encountered over the last year that will be helpful for finance professionals in 2018.

Top 10 Posts from 2017: Markets during War, Rules for Equity Valuations, LinkedIn Tips

What were the articles of the year on Enterprising Investor? The 10 leading posts covered a broad spectrum of subjects, from interviewing and cover letter tips, to how to optimize decision making and better understand blockchain technology. They were authored by some of the most influential thinkers in finance, including Michael Batnick, CFA, and Ben Carlson, CFA, and together offer an illuminating view into the state of the investment profession in 2017.

Career Mobility for the Future Starts Now

With expectations for average working years extending from 30 to 50 and beyond, we have to be comfortable with sweeping career changes. This is not just due to evolving external factors, but also because our interests, values, and search for meaning will evolve over the span of our working lives. These were among the key takeaways Tracey Wilen emphasized during a Career Conversations interview with Julia VanDeren.

Weekend Reads: Driveway Moments, Second Acts, and a Long-Lost Recipe

Perhaps attaining a state of "flow" while working is what allows you to thrive in your career. Lauren Foster describes this effect and curates other selections on second acts, long-lost recipes, the art of stillness, and much more in this edition of Weekend Reads.

The Right Stuff: Moving from “Post Fear” to the Podium

More work needs to be done to close the gender gap across many industries. Raising awareness is one step along this path. On the eve of International Women's Day, Lauren Foster curates career resources to help you progress from "post fear" to the podium.

Five Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Two of the most common problems with LinkedIn profiles are that they are either skeletal or generic. Julia VanDeren shares some advice from Ross Macpherson, president of the executive resume writing and career marketing company Career Quest, on how to invigorate your LinkedIn presence.

The Lure of Finance

Earlier this week, we asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers who or what most influenced them to work in the financial sector. Rebecca Fender, CFA, analyzes the results.

Hiring a Career Coach: Is It Worth It?

When is it worth hiring your own career coach? And what kind of a coach — “career,” “executive,” “life,” “business,” “branding” — do you need anyway?

Three Job Market Insights from Executive Recruiters

"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.

Mentoring to Build a Better Profession

Mentoring isn't just personally beneficial, it's also a way improve your industry and instill your knowledge and values in other practitioners. But what percentage of finance professionals actually mentors others? We polled readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief to find out.



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