In my experience, success requires a minimum amount of brains, energy, and ambition. You need a plan that makes sense on paper. And you need luck. Passion is optional.
- Scott Adams
I agree with the Scott Adams. You don’t need to follow your passion to find your first job after college, and flourish in it. So you don’t know your ultimate passion. What are other ways to find fulfillment at work?
I read a few posts recently, with poignant advice, the gist of which covered “Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew In College.”
(If I was the author, however, I’d include a good hangover cure! Just sayin’…)
The subject got me thinking about questions I get from interns, and some of the good advice that would them become more successful in their internships…
To advance in your career, you must make notable accomplishments at work. To earn your place in the upper levels, you must do more than just putting in the hours. Results matter most.
You must deserve it.
You have to figure out what you can accomplish, do it, keep track, and perhaps most importantly… be able to tell your success story!
Almost to the point of buzzword status, we keep hearing more and more about “company culture”. Once we get past the overuse of the words, however, it is clear most of us care a great deal about finding the right fit when job searching. Long gone, apparently, are the days when “You’re just lucky to have a job!” was considered acceptable. Today, we want more. We want to contribute. We want to matter. We want to thrive. On this week’s #InternPro Chat, the community focused in on the idea of finding that right fit. We talked about what an ideal
Starting something new… whether it’s a career, a job search, a new year’s resolution, for example… can be one of the hardest things in the world.
And for the big projects in life—figuring out your future, applying to school, making a career choice—it feels next to impossible to get going.
When it comes to beginning something new, how the heck do you get started? The truth is… it’s easier than most people think. Just follow these four steps:
Much has been written in recent years about turning your passion into a full-time job. That’s everyone’s dream, right?
Getting paid to do what you love?
Well, the situation is actually a little more complicated than that…