In life.. our jobs… our career, we have a tendency to want to be the best . And there’s nothing wrong with that. But sometimes, we tend to put ourselves in positions where we’re the “big fish in the little pond”.
We become comfortable in our environment, because it’s familiar. Being the big fish in the small pond gives us an advantage in being the best at what we do. When you’re the big fish, there’s no longer any competition.
So, you’re the big fish at the top and ready to progress to the next level. Only, sometimes, you won’t be able to go to the next level…
The ideal career mentor is someone who is passionate about their career, has leadership experience, and is knowledgeable about the career you want to achieve. Having a mentor who is successful in their field, will help job seekers discover the career path they want to take.
Also, what’s wonderful about a mentor is they can turn into a life-long friendship! Do you have your own personal cheerleader, yet? If not, here are 10 reasons why mentors are important to your career:
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Want to know a secret? Your networking sucks. No worries, though. Mine used to suck as well, until I discovered the secret: stop networking altogether.
It’s simple, really: I dropped the whole notion of “networking” and did something completely different instead — a little something I like to call “non-networking.”
Here’s how it’s done (or rather, here’s how it’s not done). How to non-network in two simple steps…
I’ve observed way too many college graduates that enter the workforce completely unprepared. Occasionally you’ll find a few who are prepared. However, they are not ENTIRELY prepared, because let’s face it…most of the time we have no idea what we’re doing. Yet, some graduates know better…some graduates enter new jobs with a basic understanding of work i.e. how to dress, e-mail etiquette and professional behavior.
I used to be one of those people who didn’t consider preparing as I should and thought to myself ,”I’ll figure it out when I get there. Why waste my time in college preparing for my first real job when I have a million other things to deal with?” However, You’ll ALWAYS learn something that you didn’t know before, as long as you’re willing to listen.
With all the commotion about internship season, one has to wonder how does I go about applying for internships? For me, it was as simple as a Google search and asking for help. I Googled “Entertainment Internships Los Angeles” and clicked the first links that came up. I applied for approximately 20 internships over the next week or so, and I managed to snag one. But I didn’t make the most of it- I didn’t know how. So, how do you avoid having a less-than-spectaclar experience and learn from my mistakes? Here are 6 ways to make the most of “intern season”…
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Current college students can learn a very valuable lesson from the students who recently graduated. Many of those recent grads are ready to embark on a new journey… to their parents’ basement.
Unfortunately, this scenario is a reality for too many recent college graduates. Whether they spent too much time studying in the library or didn’t take advantage of their university’s career services, college graduates often struggle with their initial job search.
Learn from these lessons now while you’re in school. So you face a better reality when you graduate: