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.
We've been asking Wall Street vets for the best piece of career advice they received and what they would tell young folks in finance today. Last night, we caught up with Jimmy Lee — JPMorgan Chase Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman of JPM's investment bank — at Harlem RBI's "Bids for Kids" gala. Lee was being honored alongside baseball legend Mariano Rivera.
The sitcom "Seinfeld" has been a regular at the top of critics' lists of the greatest shows of all time since it wrapped in 1998, and has brought in over $3 billion in revenue due to its second life in syndication.
Emily Hughes was called to represent the US figure skating team at the 2006 Torino, Italy Olympic Games. She was a junior in high school at the time. Competing on a global stage in front of thousands of people is not a typical teenage experience, and Hughes has used that opportunity to propel her post-skating career.
If you're young and your career is in it's early days, you've likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés. But if "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you anymore, perhaps advice like, "don't work too hard" and "relax" are more up your alley.