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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
A career changer's guide to navigating UC Berkeley Extension and the job search Process. Get an orientation to the benefits of continuing education, and gain an understanding of the specific opportunities that exist at UC Berkeley Extension. Learn to think strategically about your academic experience, and get expert advice from a career services specialists.