Over my 30-year career, I’ve received thousands of pieces of advice, on everything from what type of job to look for, advanced degrees to pursue, to how to make money online and grow my business. I’d estimate that over 75% of the advice I’ve received was dead wrong for me – heading me in a direction that either would fail miserably or make me unhappy in the success of it.
This summer thousands of kids will start Wall Street jobs or internships for the first time, and they need to know that it's going to be really hard. The hours are long, the bosses are demanding, and the lives they knew are going to disappear.
It's graduation time, and everyone is sharing their best advice for graduates. So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"
Carlolyn Everson, Facebook's VP of Global Marketing Solutions, recently had a one-on-one interview with Fortune at their Most Powerful Women London conference. She spoke about her career and the changes she made when she took over as head of advertising at Facebook.
We can only imagine the lines around the block in readiness for this Chicago Booth lecture "Career Advice From Hank Paulson" urging students not to obsess about positioning themselves for the top job - or perhaps, as we might sub-title it, "Don't obsess - your efforts to make $478m tax-free like me are completely futile." "When you’re making a decision in a real crisis, you don’t worry about public criticism."
A great commencement or class-day speech sticks with you forever. You remember it when you accept for your first job, and when you quit it. Too many, unfortunately, offer the same warmed-over clichés, like "dream big," "work hard," or "follow your passion."
I recently spoke on a panel on "How to Advance At Every Stage in Your Career" generously hosted by for diversity professionals in advertising. Topics ranged from job search to career progression to mentorship and giving back, and at every turn, most of the advice centered around passion. How do you distinguish yourself from the ...