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Taking Control of Your Career Development

When it comes to your career development, it pays to take matters into your own hands. If you’re waiting for a manager or mentor to tell you exactly what you need to do in order to grow your skill set or get promoted, you could be waiting forever.

If you are thinking of getting a new job, changing industries, or have bigger ambitions than your current role, your boss may not even be that interested in helping you. No one knows you better than you know yourself.

Career development means more than just taking a class or going to a networking event—it’s thinking two (or more!) steps ahead for where you want to go and grow in your career, and what you need to learn or experience to get there.

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How to crush your career goals in 2017

Tips to Crush Your Career Goals

Whether focused on your personal or career goals, it’s clear that you’re thinking ahead to the new year. But some will say you can’t move forward successfully without first looking back and understanding where you are today. Goal-setting usually works best in tandem with self-assessment.

To help make this year the year you step up professionally and work toward a more productive, profitable, and fulfilled career, don’t start with resolutions; start with reflection:

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4 Things Millennials Can Learn About Investing From Previous Generations

Sometimes, money matters can feel frustrating as a millennial. Learning something new can make you scratch your head, wondering where to start. Investing is no exception.

One advantage millennials have is the ability to learn from previous generations. Additionally, there is one arena where millennials may have it better than previous generations, and that’s the arena of investing.

Currently, there are many accessible, transparent options for investing that are both low-cost and don’t require a huge amount of money to get started.

If you’re wondering “how do I learn to invest my money?”, you could start by taking a peek into history to learn what was different, what was the same, and what you can do better.

Here are four things that millennials can learn about investing from previous generations.

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Represent! SoFi Supports #DebtFreeTaxFree

In our efforts to bring you the latest updates on things that might impact your financial life, we may occasionally enter the political fray, covering candidates, bills, laws and more.
Please note: SoFi does not endorse or take official positions on any candidates and the bills they may be sponsoring or proposing. We may occasionally support legislation that we believe would be beneficial to our members, and will make sure to call it out when we do. Our reporting otherwise is for informational purposes only, and shouldn’t be construed as an endorsement.

On September 25, 2019, SoFi’s general counsel, Rob Lavet, went to Washington D.C. as part of the DebtFreeTaxFree Coalition in support of the House of Representatives bill, H.R. 1043/Senate’s bill, S. 460. DebtFreeTaxFree is a consumer advocacy coalition aimed at supporting bills that will provide tax benefits for employers who help their employees pay down student loan debt.

Here’s some information on the bill this campaign supports and more about the DebtFreeTaxFree Coalition.

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Sharing SoFi’s Mission & Company Values

Part of what makes SoFi such a dynamic place to work is our commitment to our mission, culture, and company values.

In order to help our members get their money right, we need to remain hyper-focused on our 11 core values—which are at the core of how we think about hiring people, how we evaluate our own performance, and most critically, how we work day-to-day together.

It’s not just the what we do, but the how we do it. With that, SoFi’s core values are as follows.

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