This summer thousands of kids will start Wall Street jobs or internships for the first time, and they need to know that it's going to be really hard. The hours are long, the bosses are demanding, and the lives they knew are going to disappear.
A great commencement or class-day speech sticks with you forever. You remember it when you accept for your first job, and when you quit it. Too many, unfortunately, offer the same warmed-over clichés, like "dream big," "work hard," or "follow your passion."
We can only imagine the lines around the block in readiness for this Chicago Booth lecture "Career Advice From Hank Paulson" urging students not to obsess about positioning themselves for the top job - or perhaps, as we might sub-title it, "Don't obsess - your efforts to make $478m tax-free like me are completely futile." "When you’re making a decision in a real crisis, you don’t worry about public criticism."
I recently spoke on a panel on "How to Advance At Every Stage in Your Career" generously hosted by for diversity professionals in advertising. Topics ranged from job search to career progression to mentorship and giving back, and at every turn, most of the advice centered around passion. How do you distinguish yourself from the ...
As the head of client development—and one of the very few women in a managing role—at Smith Barney Morgan Stanley, I had a lucrative career in finance, and 25 years of experience under my belt. But, in my mid-50s, I was ready for something different.