It was 9:41pm on a Friday, but the daylight in Lillesand, Norway was not letting up. Earlier that day, my New York-based coworkers and I had caught fish, baited crab traps, and enjoyed a Norwegian dinner with open-faced prawn sandwiches. As we gathered around the campfire to make s’mores under the dimming night sky, I thought to myself, “How did I get so lucky?”Keep Reading
For the better part of an hour, you’ve done your best to answer questions about your strengths, your weaknesses, and your five-year plan. It’s been awkward. By the time the interviewer asks “So, any questions for me,” you’re spent. But it’s not over yet. There’s ample opportunity for failure and redemption in how you answer this last critical job interview question.
“So, tell me about yourself.” “Tell me your story.” “Walk me through your resume.” Virtually every job interview opens with a version of the same one-liner. It’s a softball, but it’s also a trap. Answer it poorly, and spend the rest of your interview trying to undo a bad impression. Answer it well, and the job is yours to lose.
Choosing a career path may be stressful, but fret not. Whether you’re still in college or just starting your first job, you have your entire professional life ahead of you. Congratulations! The possibilities are endless. However, the first few years of your career will likely dictate your career path, income potential, as well as your personal life. A little frightening, but I don’t mean to scare you! I’m only trying to tell you the truth.Keep Reading
Why you should work in finance at a startup — When looking for a job in finance most people think of Wall Street and big banks, but have you ever considered working in finance at a startup? Described as the “New Gold Rush,” the tech boom has created more opportunities to join a startup than ever before. I’ve been fortunate enough to work in New York’s Silicon Alley for the past few years, and I feel it’s time I share some of my experiences.Keep Reading