- Want to Boost Your Career? Be a Leader- Not a Boss
Keeping with the theme of my article from two weeks ago (regarding cold emails and helping/mentoring the younger crowd) I wanted to take some time to discuss the difference between a boss and a leader and how having one or the other can drastically change ...
Blog entry - Nefarious- - Jan 29 2015 - 10:34am - 32 comments
- Bouncing back from a low point in your career--how do you guys do it?
Hi guys: I was wondering if you can share your experience bouncing back from a low point in your career. Either the times when you felt that you made the wrong career choices (maybe you chose career path A but really should've gone on to career path ...
Forum topic - Chimp_and_jeez - Nov 9 2014 - 2:00pm - 27 comments
- Losers Can Win
Hey Monkeys, I’m a long time lurker and a first time poster on WSO. Please note that this post will revolve around my journey to investment banking. This sort of story has become much more typical, but I still think it has enough merit to be shared. Please ...
Forum topic - loserorwinner - Nov 20 2014 - 3:52pm - 8 comments
- 5% of People Need to Earn over $200,000 a Year to Feel Successful..
Good to know WSO firmly represents that 5% (Granted, not sure how many monkeys on here are actually on CareerBuilder). @"AndyLouis" This had to be a poll on here at one point, right? It always amuses how different industries breed different ...
Forum topic - Addinator - Jul 27 2014 - 12:01am - 43 comments
- Life Goes On...
Mod Note: Best of WSO, this was originally posted in 2011 [quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote]-Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors from one ...
Forum topic - KeepingitPrivate - May 20 2014 - 7:00am - 94 comments
- How I Lost A Million Dollars
Mod Note: WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's The Daily Dirtnap newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap I worked on Wall Street. I had a ...
Blog entry - Jared Dillian - Apr 18 2014 - 12:10pm - 29 comments
- 4 Lessons Tennis Has Taught Me
For you monkeys out there who have played the game of tennis, you know it's a peculiar sport. As with any other competitive endeavor, tennis can be incredibly infuriating one moment and immensely gratifying the next. Perhaps it is this state of flux ...
Blog entry - ValueBanker14 - Apr 12 2014 - 10:00am - 30 comments
- Technical Skills Aren’t Going To Get You To Partner, But This Will
Devastated. That’s the only word I can use to describe it. I was totally devastated. I had just gotten off the phone with my VP. It was the summer of 2008, the shit was hitting the fan in the world of finance, and I had just been told I wasn’t going to ...
Blog entry - Ben_KickassAcademy - Mar 24 2014 - 4:58pm - 46 comments
- Myers-Briggs Test & Success
Hey monkeys, so I had the chance to take a Myers-Briggs test for the first time a couple days ago and it got me thinking about the validity of the test as well as the effect it truly has on our careers. There's been a lot of debate on this topic and ...
Forum topic - ValueBanker14 - Mar 30 2014 - 9:41pm - 69 comments
- Setting Yourself Up For Success by NGAF
[quote]I Don't Give a F***, Hence I am successful- Unknown. [/quote] They say birds of a feather flock together. You are often judged by your circle of friends, who you hang around with, and what your actions are. I have done so many things I had no ...
Forum topic - Allthingsvc - Dec 29 2014 - 5:24am - 14 comments