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...

  • Michael Olsen on Researching Career Options During Graduate School

    In Chapter 9 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, management consultant Michael Olsen answers "How Did You Research Career Options While Attending Graduate School?" While doing a joint business school and public health graduate program, Olsen finds each school treats career planning very differently. Business school career planning is more structured around personality test analysis to identify fit for career paths. Olsen finds public health school career planning more open-ended.

  • Anatole Faykin on Career Benefits of Writing College Application Essays

    In Chapter 7 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "What Skills Are You Working on Right Now to Become Better at Your Job?" Faykin shares how writing graduate school application essays has helped him think more deeply about his career goals and why he is choosing a specific school and a specific field of study at a specific point in his life. He finds this introspective writing process transferable to a business career.

  • How to Reinvent a Media and Publishing Career

    In Chapter 13 of 17 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, author and small business owner Rachel Lehmann-Haupt answers "What New Challenges Are You Facing in Your Media and Publishing Career?" Lehmann-Haupt finds traditional 30-year careers in media and publishing are going away. To succeed in media and publishing, she finds it critical to have a willingness to reinvent herself by building new skills and adapting to new publishing mediums. Further, Lehmann-Haupt gains career momentum.

  • Anatole Faykin on How to Assess Fit Applying to Grad School Mid-Career

    In Chapter 14 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Did You Assess Fit When Deciding Where to Apply for Bioscience Graduate Programs?" As an internet entrepreneur now mid-career, Faykin looks for bioscience grad schools who support entrepreneurial thinking and blend learning science in labs with applying science in business. Ultimately, he identifies three graduate programs that fit his criteria and applies to each of them.

  • Michael Olsen on Finding Career Direction in Your Thirties

    In Chapter 1 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, management consultant Michael Olsen answers "How Are Your Aspirations Changing as Your Experience Grows?" Olsen shares how his aspirations are less about achievement in his 30s than they were in his 20s. They are less about comparing himself against others and more about understanding himself better. He finds returning to graduate school helpful in this regard and uses the time to personalize a career path in line with his aspirations.

  • Michael Olsen on Building a Network of Trusted Career Advisors

    In Chapter 20 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, management consultant Michael Olsen answers "At This Moment in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Olsen shares how he starts with the people he knows best and trusts most, his friends and family. As an entrepreneur transitioning into a corporate role working at Accenture, Olsen also pushes himself to tap into career advice resources from mentors working at the firm. Michael Olsen is a management consultant.

  • Anatole Faykin on Studying Life Sciences to Refresh Business Career

    In Chapter 16 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Do You Expect to Use a Life Sciences Master's Degree in Your Business Career?" As a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses, Faykin goes to school first to pursue his passion for studying biosciences and life sciences. He notes that by reimmersing himself in the field of science after many years away he hopes to identify problems to solve by starting new companies.

  • How Diversity Enhances Career Advisor Network Value

    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.

  • 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.

  • Anatole Faykin on Planning a Career Change Into Biotechnology

    In Chapter 15 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "When You Think About Where Life Sciences Has Gone in the Last 15-20 Years Since You Started as an Undergraduate, What Gets You Most Excited About Re-immersing Yourself in That Field?" Faykin shares that in the nearly 20 years since graduating college, the worlds of biosciences and technology have come together to create new ways to solve problems.

  • 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.

  • Michael Olsen on How Parents Influence Long-Term Career Goals

    In Chapter 5 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, management consultant Michael Olsen answers "How Are Your Personal Experiences Shaping Your Professional Aspirations?" Following the lead from his role model parents appreciation for service and travel, Growing up in a stable household, Olsen pushes himself to serve others in need and make that the professional priority in his life. This leads him to work in health care consulting that allows him to travel often and help many others.

  • Michael Olsen on Establishing a Career After Business School

    In Chapter 19 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, management consultant Michael Olsen answers "How Are You Learning to Apply Your Passions in New Ways?" As a new MBA / MPH graduate starting a job at Accenture, Olsen finds that the most important thing for him to do at this stage in his life is to focus on his management consulting work. Over time, as he builds experience and gains security, he looks to think more about cultivating his passions. Michael Olsen is a management consultant

  • 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.

  • Michael Olsen on Choosing a Career in Health Care

    In Chapter 3 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, management consultant Michael Olsen answers "When are You at Your Best?" Olsen finds he is at his best when working on something important that directly impacts people he serves. He finds working in health care a more direct way to help people than, for instance, working in finance or insurance, and consequently earns his MPH MBA degree and commits to health care management consulting. Michael Olsen is a management consultant.

  • How Family Support Helps Tech Career Flourish

    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.

  • Anatole Faykin on Career Benefits of Building Interdisciplinary Job Skills

    In Chapter 6 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Internet entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Has Your Interdisciplinary Education Proven Valuable in Your Development?" As an internet marketing consultant who has started multiple businesses, Faykin finds a blend of hard and soft job skills, from online marketing and analytics to effective communication skills, essential to succeeding in both startup and corporate work environments. Anatole Faykin is an Internet entrepreneur.