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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.

Top Five Articles from July: Better Conversations, Basic Factors, and Emerging Market Equities

A discussion of how to have better client conversations by Isaac Presley, CFA; an analysis of a recent Eugene Fama presentation by Ron Rimkus, CFA; an examination of advice from career expert John Hellmann on how to rev up a sputtering job search by Peter M.J. Gross; a review of Javier Gonzalez's How to Make Money with Global Macro by Marc L. Ross, CFA; and an exploration of Devan Kaloo's assessment of the outlook for emerging market equities by Julie Hammond, CFA, were among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor in July.

Yes, You Need a Cover Letter: Here’s How to Make It Good

If you don't take the time to think strategically about your cover letter and make sure it is well written, you are missing an important opportunity, says Julia VanDeren.

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.

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.