In this world, you only move forward if we all move forward. When you think about yourself, you have to also think about your community. One of my good friends once said to me, “I will never reach my full potential if you do not reach yours.”
Right now, things are not as important as they seem and you should not be afraid to change; you are not a politician so no one will condemn you for it. What you are doing today will not determine your future. What you MAKE of today will.
Anyone can go in and answer “The 10 most common interview questions,” but ambiguous questions about current news really show the type of person you are and if you fit into their organizational culture. Don’t be afraid to take chances or ask some unusual questions to get outside the box.
The art of failure is patience. You need patience to understand that not everything comes right now or even the way you expect it to come. When you fail, you grow in patience and appreciation of learning – it makes you better. It’s a stepping-stone to something better.
No matter how ‘unstable’ or difficult people may say a job is, go after it with your all. Safe careers are risky. Everyone is trying to be safe. Do not choose a career because of your friends or parents or the economy. Choose a career because it is who you are or who you really, truly want to be.
We are living in a time when the world is at our fingertips and information is plentiful, so we should be taking full advantage of it. By reading books, blogs and websites, and listening to podcasts, you can gain a lot of information from people in the industry you want to work in.
Getting a $9 or $10 an hour job is relatively easy. I compare it to fast food – you get in and get out for very cheap and very little effort, but it’s no good for you down the road. Ironically, most of these types of jobs are at fast food restaurants.