Non-Financial Skills Required In Finance

A career in finance requires strong financial technical skills and experience.

A truly successful career in finance requires strong complementary non-financial skills.

While this post focuses on finance, the need to develop complementary expertise applies in almost any industry or job. As you advance in any job, the technical component lessens and the soft skills become more important.

If you want long-term career success, strengthen your non-technical skills. (more…)

Things Never to Say to Your Boss

There are a variety of things that you should never say to your boss.

Some should be (hopefully) obvious to readers. “You sure are one fat, smelly, idiot.” “Does the company provide free needles?” “Would you and your spouse be up for a three-some?”

But there are more subtle comments that also can hurt your career. Comments that most bosses hear everyday in the office.

Avoid these statements and you will improve the probability of career success.  (more…)

Creative Employee Work Spaces

Gone are corner offices and huge oak desks for employees in many innovative companies.

Instead, many companies – especially trendy, cutting edge firms – have gone in the polar opposite direction. No more staid and stuffy. Now it is fun and frivolous.

Why?  (more…)

Learn to Become a “Solution” Person

This Yahoo Finance article lists 7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss.

None involve having your boss performing unnatural acts. That would be an eighth.

If you want to enjoy a successful career, I suggest you become known as a “solution” person. (more…)

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