Career Advice Videos

Career Luck Project: What To Do When You Feel Behind In Your Career
Melissa feels feel that she has fallen behind in her career as a result of a medical condition that delayed her entry into the working world. J.T. O'Donnell advises her on the next steps she should take.

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  • Career Luck Project: Career Disappointments Paralyzing You?

    When you've had a couple of career hiccups, what's the cure? Learn how to finally get your career on track and feel confident in your ability to get the success you want. Here's how...

  • My Career No Longer Exists

    Changes in technology and consumer needs can sometimes drive companies out of business. We speak with people pushed out of their careers about what they did when they found out that their careers were on the brink of extinction.

  • Mark Graham on the Career Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

    In Chapter 7 of 15 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, media executive Mark Graham answers "Where Has Your Liberal Arts Education Been Most Valuable in Your Career?" Studying liberal arts at the University of Michigan exposes Graham to a wide array of subjects. Graham takes this approach in his career, building a broad set of experiences working in marketing and digital media before transitioning into television and editorial publishing jobs.

  • At What Age Will You Reach Your Career Peak?

    Linda Descano talks about the shocking survey results that reveal the ages when men and women will reach their career peak.

  • Conrad Doucette on How Starting a Family Affects Music Career

    In Chapter 7 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "When Does Playing Music Fit Into Your Career Now That You're a Father?" Doucette shares how starting a family and becoming a father has shifted short-term career goals from playing music to finding work to support the family. Long-term, Doucette notes how he still aspires to work as a professional musician and keep it a key part of his life. Conrad Doucette is a Brooklyn musician.

  • MSNBC Anchor Alex Wagner on Creating Her Own Career Path

    At 36, Alex Wagner has accomplished what many women dream of doing: she has successfully transitioned her career through multiple industries (not to mention worked for George Clooney). Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive visits her at her MSNBC studio to hear her secrets to career success.

  • Preston Smith on Having a Spouse Who Supports Your Career

    In Chapter 11 of 22 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, elementary charter school network CEO Preston Smith answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Smith shares how having a supportive spouse has given him security in trying times as he has grown from teaching into an education entrepreneur. The support grows in significance as Preston and his wife start a family. Preston Smith is co-founder and CEO of Rocketship Education.

  • How to Switch Careers Internally

    Moving ahead in your career can be hard enough but can you switch careers internally? Sue Shellenbarger joins Lunch Break with tips on how to move ahead without leaving your company. Photo: Damien Maloney for The Wall Street Journal.

  • Mark Graham on How to Manage Ups and Downs in Life and Career

    In Chapter 11 of 15 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, media executive Mark Graham answers "How Have You Learned to Adapt When Things Have Not Worked Out as Planned?" At age 40 and nearly 20 years into his career, Graham shares how he has had his share of ups and downs. He works through the challenges by staying focused on the levels of competency and effort he exhibits in his pursuits. Regularly reflecting on past failures and successes also helps him analyze situations.

  • Yoav Gonen on Two Ways to Test and Validate Your Career Choices

    In Chapter 5 of 19 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, New York City reporter Yoav Gonen answers "At This Moment in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Gonen gains career planning insights from co-workers leaving their newspaper reporting jobs to change careers. He also reaches out to writers he admires for career advice. In both instances, he finds validation in his work and learns to better appreciate what he does for a living.

  • Louise Langheier on Two Ways to Give Better Career Advice

    In Chapter 7 of 21 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Louise Langheier answers "How Have You Learned to Give Better Advice When People Ask You For Help?" Langheier shares two ways she has learned to give better advice. The first is honing in on the specific question the person seeking advice is really trying to answer. The second is appreciating the learning experience that comes with being asked to give advice.

  • Women Can Have The Career They Want Without Sacrificing Their Well-Being

    We discuss how women can have the career they want.

  • Conrad Doucette on the Career Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education

    In Chapter 10 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "Where Has Your Liberal Arts Education Been Most Valuable in Your Career?" Doucette finds not specializing at college (e.g., engineering, business) gives him a broad palette of tools to apply in a range of team-based environments. He is able to translate the openness he receives studying at the University of Michigan into confidence he uses working on creative project teams.

  • Career Luck Project: How to Survive And Thrive After Multiple Layoffs

    What do you do when you get laid off 2 times in 6 months? You seek career advice to help you build a game plan to change your job search strategy and career path.

  • Can Youth Sports Predict Career Success?

    High school sports experience translates into better success in the workplace, according to a Cornell bio-data study. Cornell University's Kevin Kniffin, the study's co-author joins the News Hub with Sara Murray. Photo: Getty

  • StubHub President On Best & Worst Career Advice He's Ever Received

    Chris Tsakalakis, president of StubHub, joins Ricky to share the best and worst career advice he ever received.

  • Virtual Career Fair

    With the unemployment rate still high, millions of Americans are hard at work looking for a new job. Now, they can network at a career fair, right from their very own living room. That's right, the career fair has gone digital, with companies like Microsoft, P&G, and 3M logging on. And you don't need to be tech savvy to take part.

  • Lauren Serota on Getting Parent Support Making Career Choices

    In Chapter 1 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, creative director and educator Lauren Serota answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Serota shares how her parents creative a trusting yet objective home environment and why that helped her learn to make better decisions. Lauren Serota works as an associate creative director at frog design. She is also a teacher at the Austin Center for Design (AC4D).

  • The Ticket to Career Success: Likability

    Growing use of videoconferencing and social media at work are making "likability" a more important career skill, recent research shows. Sue Shellenbarger and "The Likeability Factor" author Tim Sanders have tips on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Images.