A senior UBS banker explains how to ace interviews and avoid failure during your first days on the job | www.eFinancialCareers.co.uk
"a. Non-linear syllabus: Unlike academia, where the curriculum is laid out in advance with a clear progression of topics from the basic to advanced, professional life doesn’t present its challenges in a neat order of difficulty ... The learning is not sequential so it’s important to keep at it, ask questions and improvise where possible. Many of the tasks will feel like floundering at the deep end without sufficient support. It is a temporary phase but I have seen several academically gifted graduates struggle with it. Perseverance is key."
Will Linkedin's Job Application Tool Help Or Hurt Your Job Search? | reCareered.com
"So why would I dislike a tool that makes it easier for you to apply for jobs through Linkedin? There are a number of reasons this new development will likely hurt your job search and make it even more frustrating than it is now:"
Most Americans Haven’t Planned for Retirement and Other Areas of Concern - Real Time Economics - WSJ
"About 20% of consumers surveyed who had auto loans didn’t know the interest rate they pay. Of the 46% of credit-card holders who carry a balance, 12% didn’t know the interest rate on the card in their wallet with the largest balance."
How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code - Technology - The Atlantic
"I should have just played."
Reading the Markets: Harrison, The Other Side of Wall Street
"Harrison didn’t run out of gas, though he was tested again and again. The Other Side of Wall Street is a tale of perseverance in the face of failure, of recalibration despite success. It’s one of those books you read in a single sitting (helped by the fact that it’s only about 170 pages long). A riveting story. "
Wanna Create A Great Product? Fail Early, Fail Fast, Fail Often | Co.Design
"Fearing failure stifles creativity and progress. If you're not failing, you're not going to innovate. Do your product or service a favor: embrace failure and blueprint a plan that affords you the opportunity to do it early and often. Prototyping can help you do just that."
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