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How to Think about your Career During a Crisis: A Q&A with Dennis Yu and Nick Madrid from Chime
, 3rd June 2020
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As a result of COVID-19, companies have pulled back, slowed hiring, and even reduced their workforce. It’s a challenging time that has created a lot of professional anxiety. Dennis Yu and Nick Madrid went through similar challenges during the 2008 financial crisis. Over the past month, they have provided career and coaching advice to those affected by recent events. Below are some of the questions that have been commonly asked during these sessions. 

Dennis is the Chief of Staff of Chime. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and has worked in Chief of Staff roles at Bloomberg LP and Betterment. 

Nick is a Program Manager at Chime focusing on the process to set strategy and priorities. With a somewhat unconventional journey, Nick studied Spanish and Portuguese as an undergrad and obtained a master’s degree in investment management. Before Chime, Nick spent 9 years at Bloomberg focusing on new product development.

Chime is the largest and fastest-growing player in the challenger-banking space, providing mobile and online banking technology in the U.S. Chime is a technology company relentlessly focused on helping members achieve financial peace of mind. They offer access to an award-winning bank account that doesn’t charge hidden fees, can give members early access to their paychecks, and enables them to grow their savings automatically. Learn more here! 

How should young professionals think about their careers during these difficult times?

We’re all watching the headlines and growing anxious about the future. One piece of advice I’ve always focused on - regardless of economic climate and what your peers are doing - is to focus on what you can control and think about the longer term...

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