Career Advice

Looking for some career advice? Here’s a collection of quotes from many successful individuals with some fantastic and thought-provoking career advice.

“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!
“In chaos, there is opportunity. Most major career accelerations happen when someone steps into a mess and makes a difference.” Kristi Hedges , Leadership Coach
“Having a strong network adds to your value as an employee. In other words, the more people I can reach out to for help, the more valuable I am.” Hannah Morgan , Founder of Career Sherpa
“Ultimately, you won’t really know what you love to do unless you actually bite the bullet. Until you give it a go, it’s really just speculation. So, whether you take a small step like signing up for a class or you dive head-first into entrepreneurship , roll up your sleeves and do it . You’ll never know until you try.” Ruth Zive , Writer
“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
“Help others even if there is no direct benefit to yourself. It takes so little energy to answer questions, provide referrals, open doors, etc., for people who need your help, even if doing so offers you nothing immediate in return. Your efforts will be rewarded in the future in wholly unexpected ways." Scott Wainner
“Do your research. You should know the ins and outs of every company that you apply to before you even submit an application or resume. If you don't know them, then you don't know how to make yourself fit.” Rob VanDorin, associate director of career services and employer relations, Central Michigan University
“The best piece of career advice I ever received was to take advantage of every single opportunity that an employer presents to you. Though you may be hired into one position with a specific set of responsibilities, do not be afraid to move outside of those areas of responsibility. Volunteer for special projects, volunteer to be on committees and always look for ways to expand your skill set. This will serve you well as you look to move forward and advance in your career.” Walter L. Tarver, III, director of the career center, Stockton University in New Jersey