Unique Career Advice You May Not Expect to Hear

Career advice is everywhere. There is no short supply. In fact, most of us probably feel like we’ve heard it all. We’ve all heard the typical career advice: Go the extra mile. Do what you love. Ask questions. Be a team player, etc… I know them all too well. So, I decided to search the internet in hopes of finding some new and unique (but helpful) career advice that’s uncommon, different, valuable and perhaps…never heard of before.

Here’s 10 of the most interesting & best responses I discovered:

  1. “In a new job, accept those first few invitations to lunch or happy hour. If you decline them, for whatever reason, they will stop, and you may find yourself an inadvertent outsider.” —Laura Cooke
  1. “As you move up, your future success depends on doing unassigned work and responsibilities. Anyone who made it past the hiring process can do the assigned job at the company, but it takes a lot more to deliver value to the company that wasn’t assigned or even thought of.” —Victor Wong
  1. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Working 80-hour weeks will catch up with you. Trust me on this one.” – Michael O. Church
  1. “The network of people you know who leave your current company are often times more valuable to you than those with your company.” —James Schek
  1. “Never stop learning. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler
  1. “When you want to learn some skill, look around for someone who is already good at it. Then just watch what they do, and copy it. Find what works for you, and modify it to your own abilities and style.” —John Caprani
  1. “Seek opportunities where the outcome is success or failure. Nothing in between: You don’t become a star doing your job. You become a star making things happen. I was once told early in my career that you learn the most in 1) rapidly growing organizations or 2) failing organizations. I’ve been in both kinds of situations and wholeheartedly agree. Repeat. Get on a rocket ship. It’ll either blow up or put you in orbit. Either way you’ll learn a ton in a short amount of time. Put another way, seek jobs where you can get 5-10 years of work experience in 1-2 years.” – Patrick Mathieson
  1. “Believe in yourself. Having full faith in oneself is the best defense against a world saturated with naysayers. Remember that doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever will.” – Mudit Kakkar
  1. “Don’t just look up — look laterally as well, because people with diverse experience usually progress faster than people with more experience.” —Vikrant Vaidya
  1. “There is power in preparation. There’s no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory and more than likely no success. Unyielding grit, grind and preparation has the power to move the most impossible obstacles and change generations. Renaissance artist Michelangelo said “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Anthony Anderson

Every day you’ll be bombarded with career advice. Take what works best for you and forget the rest. Words are powerful, use what speaks to you and read it every day. Hopefully, one, some or even all of these enlightening career advice responses will help you find success on your professional career journey!

Meet our Author!

AnthonyBy Anthony Anderson | Anthony Anderson is a Rochester native. He studied Political Science at Bethune-Cookman College and Alabama State University. Passionate about people, policy and leadership, Anthony has a diverse background in recruiting, business operations, and public relations. Anthony has established an extensive network of business contacts over the years and is recognized as a trusted partner in the field of staffing and recruitment.  Anthony is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and has sourced and recruited top talent for companies such as Xerox, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, and the State of New York. In his free time, Anthony loves to run cross-country, golf, and watch Alabama football. Anthony is a Senior Sourcing Specialist directly supporting Sutherland’s Healthcare and Mortgage lines.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply