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December 17, 2017

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Career Satisfaction Outside The Wall Street Grind


Unique Career Path

While many people at New York Life Insurance Company start their career in the field and then make the switch to the Home Office, Bianca O’Brien carved her own special path. She joined the Home Office from college and had a successful career track where she proved herself in a number of positions. Bianca then decided to go into the field…first as an agent, then Partner, then Senior Partner at one of New York Life’s largest offices – the Long Island General Office. From there she led the Jericho Sales Office and now continues her journey as a Corporate Vice President in the Northeastern Zone.

Her Path to Success

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Are You Underpaid? Take this Quiz to Find Out


by Shoya Zichy

At least 51 percent of the time I tend to be more:

1. Apt to meet conflict head on -or- Apt to avoid conflict where possible (choose one)

2. Frank and direct -or- Tactful and diplomatic (choose one)

3. Objective when criticized -or- Apt to take things personally (choose one)

If you selected two or more answers in the right column, chances are that you’ll be underpaid by approximately 25% of your true value. That’s because you’re sensitive to your relationship with your boss and tend to step back from pushing as far as you can or should.
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Off-Résumé: 5 Soft Skills to Make You Stand Out

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by Deborah Shane

Are you seriously preparing for the next step of your career path?

Employers are more selective in who they’re hiring than ever before. That means that while what’s on your résumé (your core skills, unique qualities and measurable accomplishments) is more important than ever, it’s your soft skills—your ability to interact effectively with coworkers and customers—that will make you stand out as a premium and launch you down your career path at high speed.

Here are 5 key soft skills you should master:
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Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing


We know the job market is tough right now, and that a faulty résumé can hinder your job search before you’re able to get your foot in the door. We reached out to Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC, better known as Coach DQ, to share some of her top tips for building a dynamic résumé that will keep you in the running.

DO think Results.When writing your resume, think about results you’ve achieved for your employer. What are your quantifiable accomplishments? Think in terms of achievements like:
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Fulfilling Promises In the Best and Worst of Times


New York Life Insurance Company Partner Euletta Gordon-Campbell, South Jersey General Office, believes in promises. “When I sell a policy, it’s a promise to be there for my client and their family. And, it doesn’t just stop at delivering the death benefit,” she says, firmly. “I teach my team the lessons that I learned and in particular from this one extraordinary client. Delivering the death benefit was just the beginning.
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Meaningful Career Spotlight: Karen Trovato, Philips N. America

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Thirty three years, dozens of roles, and nearly 50 inventions later Karen Trovato continues to improve the world by making the impossible possible within the disciplines of robotics, navigation technology and healthcare solutions at Philips. As a member of Philips Research team (based in Briarcliff Manor, NY), Karen is currently working on what could potentially be her greatest all-time career achievement. That’s huge, considering that she has already been named the ‘2005 Inventor of the Year’ by New York Intellectual Property Law Association, received Philips Research’s prestigious Extraordinary Product Development Award in 1995, and her Electronic Pill invention has been recognized across major networks such as CNN and the New York Times in 2007.
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