Author Archives: Julia VanDeren

Julia VanDeren, manager, career services at CFA Institute, serves as the subject matter expert in career management skills, curating and developing career resources for members and program candidates. Previously, she served CFA Institute as career services representative, managing the CFA Institute JobLine (now Career Center) and Career Centre (now Career Tools) resources. VanDeren holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MPA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

4 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Following Their Passion

Lauren Friese, director of Workforce Innovation at RBC, makes a strong point about the ways that “passion” can set millennials up for failure. Read More

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9 Ways to Survive Disruption in the Workplace

Lauren Friese, director of Workforce Innovation at RBC, says that millennials will face disruption in their careers, but they can cope with it proactively instead of experientially. Read More

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The Selling Mindset: Career Strategies for Ascending the Ranks

Eric Sim, CFA, explained how familiar strategies can be combined to build a useful plan to progress up the corporate ladder. Read More

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Career Management: Adapting for the Future

If you knew with certainty that you would live to be 100, how would that impact how you think about your career? Tracey Wilen says you should plan with that eventuality in mind and offered several important pointers to consider as you go about preparing for it. Read More

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Flex Strategies for Communicating in a Global Workforce

Jane Hyun, an executive coach, discusses the ways finance professionals can flex their styles to develop and demonstrate cultural fluency. Read More

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Identify, Pay Attention, and Participate: How to Network at Professional Events

Many people find it daunting to make professional connections at a conference, but there are ways to make it easier and less intimidating. Read More

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Seeking Feedback without Seeming Vulnerable

In the exceptionally competitive environment many investment professionals find themselves in, it can feel as though asking for feedback is conveying a weakness or exposing vulnerability. Read More

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Career Management: Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Annual Conference Experience

If you’re joining us in Singapore for the CFA Institute Annual Conference, here are some ways to leverage the learning and networking opportunities. Read More

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