CAREER ADVICE

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Choosing a career is one of those momentous decisions that can change the course of your life. Such an important decision deserves considerable time and introspection. Ample information and self-examination can help you choose a satisfying career...
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I would advise someone to go where their heart is. If you're truly passionate about something it feels a lot less like work. The more you love it, the more it will show in what you produce.
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You mast have a vision where you want to be and goals that can be reached. Select a career that will make you feel you can make that difference.
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Think long and hard of what actually makes you happy. It took me a long time to figure this out. I love hunting and fishing. I didnt think I oculd be able to have a job that could support my family doing this until I stumbled upon becoming a Fish...
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Pick a career that capitalize on your strenghts rather than one that exacerbates your weaknesses.
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We always try to change ourself in different manner regarding a job. But this is not right because we are not so capable to do that actually what we are not. After getting a job the first thing we see that many of them thinks that this is boring...
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Nobody likes the guy that comes into a job overly comfortable. You should lay low initially and take in as much as possible. Be humble in your approach and open up slowly without a lot of dominance. As you grow in your position your ideas will...
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Be confident from the off
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Quesion everything.  Ask advice from as many people as you know who are successful in their own fields. Budget, budget, and budget again thinking of everything that can go wrong and then come up with plans to address all of the contingencies...
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Do your homework before accepting the offer. Make sure it is where you want to work and, more importantly, ask yourself: do they share the same value system as I do? If the answer is yes, then go for it!
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Understand why  the new company is sucessful, it's beliefs and values and implement them
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Intern, study and intern some more.  If you like it and the people you work with think your are a good fit, opportunities will open up.  It's not always about "follow your passion."  Often its about pushing your skillset to new...
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First you must decide whether you really want to make a career change. Do you actually need a career change? If the answer is yes than, you must evaluate your values, skills, personality and interests. That should norrow the list of possible...
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Take the time to learn about your desired career change. Talk to other professionals already in that field; utilize social media (LinkedIn) to connect with peer groups.
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I went from 20 years of painting cars to an entry level position at a biotech company. Seven years later I'm an Associate Product Manager. If you're thinking about changing careers I would encourage it. The experience isn't just about learning a...
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Do your homework.  Have a positive attitude.  Make things happen.
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  I feel that in order to get ahead, as a professional you must stay current.  Takes classes, go to confrences, do online free training courses like Alison.  Also make a career portfolio.
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All dreams will become a truth if you honestly believe in them
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I would ask them a series of questions so that they might identify the advice to give themselves. First look at those around you that you feel are successfully attaining growth in their career. What are they doing that you are not? Have...
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There is no corporate ladder, it is all a jungle gym.  It's all about how you tick and place yourself.
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Stop wishing, start doing. Be a solution to a problem, ask questions, communicate effectively, be engaged in your work, and maintain a positive attitude, even in the darkest of moments. 
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When the excitement of a job is gone it's most likely time to move on. It is unfair to you and your employer if you're not pouring your heart and soul into your career.
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When you've realized you are no longer passionate about the company, you've hit a career plateau, or just simply knowing that it's time to move on.
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I know it is time to quit a job when supervisors begin to question your work hard work.
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When there is lack of communication amongst employees, and lack of information sharing. And your output is not appreciated by top management.
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When you're no longer adding value to your present company and/or you're not in the right place to bring 100% of your energy to the work.
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