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    Best career/work advice you ever got?

    So I'm thinking about going in another line of work but want to get some really good advice first. What's the best advice you've heard about work?

    Don't burn your bridges, follow your passion?

    I want to do it right and having this advice should help :)



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneEye View Post
    So I'm thinking about going in another line of work but want to get some really good advice first. What's the best advice you've heard about work?

    Don't burn your bridges, follow your passion?

    I want to do it right and having this advice should help :)
    The best advice I've heard about work:

    Don't take advice about work from anonymous message boards.


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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Attitude is the most important thing. Have a good one.



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Do MIS when you get to College... the women are better looking. (vs Computer Engineering and Science)


    "Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on."

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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Don't take a leak on the office chairs of your attractive co-workers. You will get caught!






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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Go to industry.





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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Being happy is good and all but happy doesn't pay the bills.



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    My best career advice...

    Don't ever get into a drunken brawl at the bar with a co-worker over a fat chick giving us both the googly eyed stare.

    You'll get punched in the neck, hit on the head with a brick, and end up in jail.

    Not a good situation.



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    I grew up in Nebraska and talked to a local ISU representative at a college fair while in high school. I told him I was interested in engineering. His words of advice:
    "If you graduate from Nebraska and go to get a job after graduation, companies will say, oh, you went to Nebraska, they have a good football program. If you graduate from Iowa State, companies will say, oh, you went to ISU, they have a good engineering program. So unless you are a good football player, I recommend you go to Iowa State."



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    "Well, the world needs ditch diggers too." -Judge Elihu Smails



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    I grew up in Nebraska and talked to a local ISU representative at a college fair while in high school. I told him I was interested in engineering. His words of advice:
    "If you graduate from Nebraska and go to get a job after graduation, companies will say, oh, you went to Nebraska, they have a good football program. If you graduate from Iowa State, companies will say, oh, you went to ISU, they have a good engineering program. So unless you are a good football player, I recommend you go to Iowa State."
    Excellent advice all around.



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    If you'd like to have an income:

    1) look at careers that actually have jobs available, and that are predicted to have jobs available for the next several years.

    2) Look at careers that are less affected by economic downturns.

    A lawyer is not one of those jobs. My wife was showing me a couple of articles from her recent law review journals. A bunch of lawyers have been laid off over the past few years and are taking much lower pay to get work. Apparently some law schools have been fudging their placement numbers to keep enrollment up, and the young inexperienced grads can't find jobs.

    Update on a recent lawsuit in which lawyers were suing law schools...

    Glut Leads Lawyers to (Surprise) Sue Law Schools - Businessweek


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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    Don't talk about your fling's package in emails while using your Company issued email address.

    For the record its OK to talk about your fling's package, just choose the place and medium carefully.



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    Re: Best career/work advice you ever got?

    1) Take care of the people who take care of you.
    2) Work smarter not harder.
    3) Most things can be figured out with a little common sense.
    4) In a real world... But this is the real world.

    Pretty much take care of people who help you, use common sense, and think things through



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