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...

  • Bryan Law on How Getting an MBA Opens New Career Possibilities

    In Chapter 9 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business strategist Bryan Law answers "How Did Getting an MBA Open New Possibilities in Your Career?" Law shares how going back to get his MBA helped him make a transition from HR consulting to strategy consulting. During his MBA he also meets Guerra Freitas, an Angolan who brought Law on to help build a university in Angola. Bryan Law is a Principal in the Global Business Strategy Group at Google.

  • Adam Geller on Building a Network of Career Advisors

    In Chapter 22 of 22 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, education technology entrepreneur Adam Geller answers "At This Point in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Geller gets career advice and career coaching from a broad, diverse professional network of people working across different fields. The diversity of experiences - from PhD scientists to management consultants to venture capitalists to startup CEOs to his hairstylist, help Geller develop and grow.

  • 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.

  • Ramsey Pryor on Learning Thought Leadership in a Technology Career

    In Chapter 13 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, product management executive Ramsey Pryor answers "What Does It Mean to Be a Leader in What You Do?" Pryor likes working in technology because it gives him a chance to work on the edge of what has been seen and what is to come. To be part of figuring out the future of an industry inspires Pryor to look for companies and careers, including product management at IBM, where he can make a difference as a thought leader.

  • Adam Geller on Using a Journalism Degree in an Education Career

    In Chapter 9 of 22 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, education technology entrepreneur Adam Geller answers "Where Has Your Journalism Work Experience Been Most Useful in Your Education Career?" Geller finds his journalism degree is most useful on a day-to-day basis as a teacher. He finds the daily test of clearly communicating what he knows so his students can absorb the lessons similar to journalist work articulating information so an audience can internalize the information.

  • Geoff Hamm on the Importance of Family Support in a Tech Career

    In Chapter 15 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, mobile business executive Geoff Hamm answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Hamm involves his wife in all major decisions and finds assurance in her support and high-tech work experience. For higher level life advice, Hamm goes to his Dad for perspective and wisdom. Geoff Hamm is a business development executive and VP Strategic Alliances at mobile marketing platform start-up Applovin.

  • Rihanna's Creative Director Got Career Advice From a Horse

    Think of the best career advice you ever received. Who gave it to you? Your mom? Your mentor? Ahem, your favorite website? Well, Ciarra Pardo, best known as Rihanna's creative director, got her best advice ever from her horse.

  • 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.

  • Bryan Law on Career Benefits of International Work Experience

    In Chapter 13 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business strategist Bryan Law answers "How Has International Work Experience Contributed to Your Professional Development?" Working internationally in Dubai, Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa, and India teaches Law to appreciate the differences amongst people. In his international work, Law looks to understand where people are coming from as it pertains to beliefs, motives and rationale.

  • 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.

  • Bryan Law on How Job Experience Hones Career Aspirations Over Time

    In Chapter 1 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business strategist Bryan Law answers "To What Do You Aspire?" Law shares how gaining work experience has helped him find corporate job roles where he can make a difference at a global level. He starts by aspiring to make a global difference for his company and looks to the future for larger opportunities to create impact as a professional. Bryan Law is a Principal in the Global Business Strategy Group at Google.

  • Bryan Law on Going From Introvert to Extrovert in a Business Career

    In Chapter 2 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business strategist Bryan Law answers "When Are You At Your Best?" Law finds his best working on collaborative teams and helping lead them to achieve goals. An introvert in his early 20s, Law attends business school and learns to be more extroverted in his behavior, seeking out opportunities in student government. This helps him build acumen working with large teams. Bryan Law is a Principal in the Google Global Business Strategy Group.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jennifer Fisher on Career Changes and Facing Life’s Toughest Curveballs

    From starting her now-famous jewelry business in her bedroom, to overcoming a life-threatening health issues, Jennifer Fisher shares how she approaches challenges with grace and style.