We all want to be the best in our careers and would gladly take note of any great advice we receive, right? By we, that includes you… Yes, you! Going through www.themuse.com, we bumped into a list of awesome career advice given by great people who are a success at their careers. These advices will sure get you on your way to being the best in your career cos as you well know, the corporate world and career-life are one place you want to be the best, remain the best and stay relevant, else you become…… (fill in the gap).
For the next five weeks, we would be sharing bits by bits these advices ranging from starting out as a newbie at the bottom of the pole/lowest level possible to advancing to the most senior position and beyond.
For this week, here are some advice on working on a “Not-Quite-Dream” Job:
The best career or job is the one in which you’re using the skills you enjoy. But, not every job needs to address all of your passions. Use every job as an opportunity to learn something new and keep an open mind; you may find that you really enjoy something you never imagined would appeal to you. – Miriam Salpeter, Founder of Keppie Careers
Don’t take yourself (or your career) too seriously. Plenty of brilliant people started out in jobs they hated, or took paths that weren’t right at the beginning of their careers. Professional development is no longer linear, and trust that with hard work and a dedication to figuring out what you want to do with your life, you, too, will be OK! – Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse
Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity—personally or professionally. Build good bridges even in that just-for-now job, because you never know how they’ll weave into the larger picture of your life. – Kristina Leonardi, Career Coach
My friend Andre said to me, “You know, Marissa, you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself to pick the right choice, and I’ve gotta be honest: That’s not what I see here. I see a bunch of good choices, and there’s the one that you pick and make great.” I think that’s one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten.” Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
No matter how low on the totem pole you are or how jaded you’ve become by your to-do list, it’s still important to show up early, wear something sharp, and avoid Facebook like the plague. I discovered that when I acted like a professional, I suddenly felt like my work was a lot more valuable. “Looking the part” boosted my confidence, helped me begin to see myself as a highly capable contributor to the team—and ultimately led the rest of my team to see me in the same light. Lisa Habersack, Writer
Remember that a job, even a great job or a fantastic career, doesn’t give your life meaning, at least not by itself. Life is about what you learn, who you are or can become, who you love and are loved by. Fran Dorf, Author and Psychotherapist
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. Jane Fonda
What do you think? any other advice you will like to add or expect to be among this list? Let us know in the comment section. See you next week!