Do We Really Need to Love Our Jobs?

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.  Do what you love, and the money will follow.   We’re all familiar with these frequently quoted lines.  They seem to drive us to seek out that dream career, the one where we won’t face the day-to-day drudgery.  There’s a new train of […]

How to Become a Better Decision Maker

Every day, we make hundreds of decisions.  Will I get up and exercise this morning?  Should I drive or take the train? Will I have a healthy snack or eat that donut in the breakroom?  We make most daily choices quickly and easily.  But when it comes to our careers, there are many more variables […]

How to Overcome Job Interview Anxiety

Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send your sweat glands into overdrive?  Do you go into panic mode envisioning stern HR managers asking those tough “What-would-you-do” questions?   Well, take a deep breath.  It’s perfectly natural to feel anxiety before a job interview.  You’d be hard pressed to find many people who enjoy […]

Top 5 Career Tips for Young Professionals

With so much career advice available online it’s challenging to know which pieces to incorporate.  So, to make it a bit less daunting, we’ve compiled what we think are the five best career tips for young professionals.  Here you go! 1.     Find where your interests and skills intersect. The difference between finding a job and […]

How Not to Get Fired in the First 90 Days on the Job

If you are a millennial, there’s a 33% chance you’ll be fired or leave a job within the first 90 days of employment.   Yep, you heard right.  According to a New York Post article, millennials are fired or leave at a higher rate than the general working population.    Here’s what you can do to […]

Job Hunting Trends in 2019

Preparing to find a new job in today’s market comes with some additional considerations.  Whether you’re looking for a first job out of college, or your first job in a long career, it’s important to be prepared for the norms of job searching in 2019. U.S. News contributor Hannah Morgan outlines some crucial things to […]

Four Ways to Beat Age Bias in the Job Search

Despite laws to protect against ageism, sixty percent of workers over the age of 45 have “seen or experienced” age bias.  Another ninety percent indicated it was normal for age bias to occur in the workplace.  It happens in a variety of ways, from being overlooked for a promotion to age-related jokes.  Where individuals 45+ […]

5 Strategies to Achieve Work-Life Balance

One of the most common dilemmas of the working professional is: how do I find work-life balance? With each new promotion, responsibilities increase and, in turn, the demands on time. A typical day starts with an early morning commute (averaging 25 minutes each way) to arrive at the office where a clogged email inbox awaits. […]

Emotional Agility and Your Career

This week, our blog addresses the importance of emotional agility for your career, as inspired by Susan David.  In her book, Emotional Agility, she writes that how we see ourselves and how we deal with our inner world impacts how we live our lives.   Most people handle emotions in one of two ways: They wallow […]

Staff Picks: 3 Must-Read Books for Professional Growth

“If you aren’t growing, you’re dying.”  Lou Holtz   Here at Bankers Crossing, we like to make sure we’re not stagnant when it comes to learning.  We all seek to expand our knowledge and understanding to implement strategies in the workplace and become our best selves.  So, this week, we are sharing our favorite, must-read […]