For most young careerists, a job at Google almost seems unattainable. I mean, who actually gets to work at Google?
When I received an email that they wanted to speak with me about the internship position, I was terrified. They wanted to interview l’il ol’ me and not an Ivy Leaguer or super genius? How did I slip through the cracks? Was this a mistake?
The primary advantage of having a mentor and listening to solid career advice: the head start it gives your career
Through these mentors, and their been-there-done-that advice, you have the opportunity to skip the mistakes others have made – and to quickly learn the secrets of success – while your competition continues to struggle…
Our early 20’s are tough. We’re starting out on our own, and while gaining independence from our structured youth is great… we do so without instructions, or a map.
Life can hit hard sometimes… both personally and professionally. You have to use the hard lessons learned and move on. Over the years I’ve had my own share of struggles, and it’s through these lessons that I’ve been able to attain so much success in such a short period of time.
I want to share with you 20 lessons I’ve learned as I look back over the last 25 years of my life. I’m sure some, or many, of these lessons will resonate. When times get tough, come back to this list and remember temporary pain creates long term pleasure.
I regularly receive messages from eager students, graduates, designers, developers and other agency folk looking for work. Not long ago I was in that same position, as a job seeker, so I try to offer candidates some constructive advice if we don’t have an opening at that time.
Job-hunting is a tough and often thankless task (you start to become grateful for a “no” rather than just wondering if they got your application…)
So I’ve put together this list of what we would look for and what stands out among the mass of emails I receive, daily.
I recently wrote an article 9 Reasons to Quit and was touched by those who reached out to me saying how the article resonated with them.
I didn’t, however, want young careerists to get the wrong impression and start quitting everything they started. After all, my favorite life motto’s is by Helen Keller who said, “The woman who began the race is much different than the one who ended it”…
Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, also known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, is undoubtedly the most successful investor of the 20th century.
At 82 years old, Buffett also has a wealth of life experiences and wisdom to share with the young professionals of my generation. Here are three of his best pieces of advice for entrepreneurs and young professionals to achieve success in business and life: