This week on Young PR Pros, Kristine Simpson and her guest host Julia Kent in Ottawa discuss the best advice they have ever received.
Julia’s father, Paul Kent told her to meet new people and build a professional network. Kristine’s mentor Stephen Heckbert told her to just relax and everything will be fine.
Molli Megasko chimes in from New York and sends in her advice given to her by her mother, be an actor.
All great advice for young professionals who may be looking at graduation this month and are nervous to see what is on the other side.
We want to hear about the best advice you have ever received. What has made you successful? Share your opinions. Write a comment below, send us an email at email@example.com, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros or @kristinesimpson.
I don’t know if this is the BEST advice I’ve ever received, but a couple of things I always remember (and have lived by): never tell anyone how much you make. Never compare salaries. It is a lose-lose scenario. I’ve also always abided by these two rules: dress for the job you want, not the one you have. it’s always struck me how unprofessional young women especially dress (and I’m only 35!). And, my last nugget – never take a job for money, never leave a job over money – find work you love and be great at it – the money will come.
Both great advice. I know it is sometimes hard to make decisions NOT based on salary, but your happiness is always way more important than money. And I believe working at a job that makes you happy is worth more than any salary.
Thanks Beth for tunning in. We look forward to hearing from you again.
We have been getting comments through Twitter and I wanted to share other great advice for young professionals from our listeners.
Stephanie Woods, @stephaniejwoods says:
Best advice for young pros: always follow up when getting a bus. card and send T/Y notes often- leaves a lasting impression!
Julia Fauteux, @ohsojfau says:
best advice i’ve received is to #beyourself, #beconfident and don’t be afraid to #askquestions
Thanks for listening everyone!