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 […]

Three Tips to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Each January, around half of adults make New Year’s resolutions, but only ten percent keep them past the first few months.  We speculate that the other half made resolutions but failed to meet them; thus, they don’t bother anymore.   So, what’s the point of New Year’s resolutions if most people don’t keep them? The truth […]

Happy Holidays from Bankers Crossing

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Bankers Crossing Staff!  We’re taking a break from giving you career advice this week, so we thought it would be fun to share our favorite holiday traditions instead.   Enjoy! Rebecca Westling In the days when cereal makers included little prizes in their boxes, we pulled a Sugar Bear […]