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...

  • Ways to Boost Your Career in 2015

    New year, new job? Career coach Win Sheffield shares tips on how to boost your career or win big at your new job in 2015. Photo: iStock/Squaredpixels

  • 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.

  • How to Keep Your Career Resolutions

    The start of the new year is a good time to keep your career resolutions. Small business expert Susan Solovic joins WSJ's Tanya Rivero with tips on how to do this.

  • Mike Germano on Setting New Career Goals Working at VICE Media

    In Chapter 23 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, VICE Media Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano answers "What Goals Are You Setting as You Look to What Comes Next in Your Career?" Germano shares how after nine years building Carrot Creative he is now shifting his attention to help VICE become a world leader in digital media and news reporting. Mike Germano is Chief Digital Officer at VICE Media, a global youth media company based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • 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.

  • Randall Metting on How Role Model Father Inspires Marketing Career

    In Chapter 2 of 16 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Randall Metting answers "What Childhood Experiences Have Been Most Fundamental in Shaping Who You Are Today?" Metting shares how his father Roger Metting exposed him to the world of music and hooked him on live performance, including an early Bruce Springsteen show in 1978. From there, Randall's father supports his interests in branding and promotion and, as the music industry changes, pushes Randall to pursue a career in management.

  • Matt Ruby on How Filming a Web Series Advances Comedy Career

    In Chapter 3 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, standup comedian and Vooza founder Matt Ruby answers "How Has Building the Vooza Web Series Opened New Possibilities in Your Comedy Career?" Creating nearly 100 webisodes for the Vooza online series teaches Ruby new skills, from screenwriting and acting to filmmaking and producing. Working on Vooza gives him skills and a growing confidence he can use to continue his work as well as to work on a pilot for a new comedy series.

  • The Worst College Majors for Your Career

    What you study can limit career opportunities and earnings potential after graduation.

  • Hammans Stallings on How to Keep Travel Relevant in Your Career

    interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Keeping Your Curiosity for Culture and Travel Relevant in Your Career?" Stallings shares how he sets expectations with his managers about travel destination and international trip requirements to complete his work. By working with managers to align motivations and goals, Stallings is able to develop win-win outcomes that send him on trips to remote places all over the world.

  • Career Advice From HBO ‘Girls' Showrunner

    Is swearing at the office okay? What about having a quick 'power cry' at work? Find out when HBO Girls showrunner Jenni Konner shares her career Dos & Don’ts with Glamour ’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.

  • 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.

  • Jullien Gordon on Rethinking Career as an Expecting Father

    In Chapter 1 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business coach and public speaker Jullien Gordon answers "Since We Last Spoke a Year Ago, What Has Been the Most Exciting Thing to Happen in Your Life?" Gordon shares the big news that he and his wife will be expecting their first baby in six months. Preparing to be a first-time father pushes Gordon to re-evaluate his life and the role he wants to play as a parent and working dad. Jullien Gordon is a business coach and consultant.

  • Hammans Stallings on Why Working Internationally Is A Good Career Move

    In Chapter 17 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Has International Work Experience Contributed to Your Professional Development?" Stallings finds working internationally has been a fundamental benefit to both his personal and professional growth. Working in distant places teaches him to think differently about people, culture, choices and values and then bring what he learns back into his own culture at home.

  • 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.