Career Guide > 15 Pieces Of The Best Career Advice

    • 15 Pieces Of The Best Career Advice
    • Throughout your life, you will always receive career advice – some bad and some good. What you do with the advice you receive is up to you, but in some instances, it can prove to be invaluable.
    • Whether you have received advice from a mentor, peer or family member, it can help change the course of how you go about your career and the path you decide to take.
    • Below, 15 best career advice will help you throughout your career life.
    • 1. Work Hard, Play Harder
    • In the creative industry, working hours are long. You must work hard to succeed. But to be inspired you need to observe the pop culture trends, you also really need to play hard. You need to get out there and live life. Watch movies, outdoor games, listen to the music. Go on a trip. A life behind a computer screen leaves the person with little to the imagination.
    • 2. Don't Let Fear Get To You
    • Experienced employee gets temporary paralysis when they face unknown problems but on the other hand young fresher facing unknown problems all the time hence they don’t get paralyzed and finds the solution with a breeze. The key to a career: Don't let fear get to you.
    • 3. Follow A Path But Be Flexible
    • Have a general career path in mind, build relationships along that path, and be willing to accept challenges even if it seems they may lead you down a different path. You never know you might get lucky and may reach your goal sooner. So, take chances.
    • 4. Don't Let Others Manage Your Career
    • Expert says don't let others manage your career because you will be unhappy with the results. By management it meant focusing on what skills and experiences you need to ultimately be in your dream job. Manage your moves carefully, make sure to build the right skills to Success. In the end, you will be happy with the outcome.
    • 5. Earn Their Trust
    • Whether it's a client, a coworker, a vendor or a boss, once you have earned someone's trust, new opportunities, information and cooperation come your way. So, “Earn Their Trust”
    • 6. Fight For Happiness
    • A fairy tale misconception is that happiness (in work or in life) is presented to you by someone else (like a knight in shining armor). Truth is, your life, happiness, sense of balance and even how people treat you, are completely in your control. But the kicker is you have to fight for these things each day.
    • 7. Learn Something New Every Day
    • The pace of business is grueling and the energy required is exhausting. But our brain needs exercise each day. Seek new knowledge and become a student of the industry, of the profession, as well as in parenting and in your faith. Learning something new is a privilege we can ill-afford to sacrifice.
    • 8. Treat Everyone How You Want To Be Treated
    • Anyone who comes in contact with your business or employees deserves to be treated with kindness and respect, especially when dealing with rude inquiries, tough clients and bullying peers. The result is a company with a reputation for helping others, sticking to their word and producing results while being courteous.
    • 9. Don't Be The Smartest One In The Room
    • Oftentimes, leaders feel that they need to be the "smartest guy or gal" in the room, and that couldn't be further from the truth. Good leaders are the smartest one in the room, great leaders surround themselves with smarter people that will challenge ideas, bring new perspectives to the table and drive innovation.
    • 10. Improve, Don't Perfect
    • Success doesn’t come overnight. The ascent toward your vision is long and steep, but only you can see it, so don’t be so hard on yourself. Start climbing and you’ll realize you’re on a never-ending hike. Strive for constant improvement, not perfection.
    • 11. Never Complain When There’s A Lot Of Work
    • Never complain when there’s a lot of work to do rather be thankful there’s work to do. When something becomes easy or routine, it’s a clear sign you’re not growing.
    • 12. Don't Tie Your Sense Of Self-Worth To Your Job
    • Regardless of how good/bad your job is going at any time, you're a valued individual regardless. If you're finding that your emotions are held hostage to how you're performing at work, it's time to rethink your priorities and what truly matters to you.
    • 13. Slay The Dragon
    • Dragons take on many forms – the hardest task of the day, a new responsibility, an impending deadline, or even dealing with conflict – and the trick is to just slay the dragon and move on. Don’t overthink it. To succeed, you have to have the confidence to take things head on and keep moving forward.
    • 14. Market Yourself
    • Market yourself because no one else will do it for you. Share the work you have done of which you are proud of because others might not be aware. If you don't have your own back, who will?
    • 15. You Are The CEO Of Your Life
    • As entrepreneurs, you will be going to work 100-hour weeks and get little thanks. So you have to be clear about your "why." If you can think of anything else you'd rather be doing with your time, then what you're doing today is not right. When you fully, deeply commit to your "why," the grind is just part of the game.
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