Job advice Twitter style

July 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm 1 comment

Just came across a great little article on The Simple Dollar. The author asked for job advice in 10 words or less.

Here are my favorites:


  • Reputation is everything.
  • Your work is not just about what you know, it’s about who you know.
  • It’s not how many resumes you send out, it’s how many hands you shake.
  • Get to know everyone and tell them what you want.
  • Trust your gut, and find a mentor.


  • Watch what you say, compose yourself and be overwhelming honest.
  • Make eye contact with everyone, and smile.
  • Be nice to everyone, even if you have to fake it.
  • Dress for success.
  • If you work in an office: DO NOT wear t-shirts, faded, ripped jeans or flipflops.

Work Smart

  • No matter what you do, be prepared to work. Hard.
  • Treat every day like it’s your first day at work.
  • Don’t do anything you’d be ashamed to tell mom about.
  • Show enthusiasm for learning because no career is stagnant.
  • Diversify income, never rely on one source that could disappear.
  • You may be underpaid now, but someday you’ll be overpaid.
  • Stop whining and do your freaking job.
  • If it feels wrong it probably is – move on.

Do you have any nuggets of wisdom to share?


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