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Whether it’s picking the right career or excelling in your career, these solid pieces of advice will make the journey smoother for you.

1. “If the job isn’t challenging enough, it’s not worth it. Your personal growth should rank the highest on your priority list.” – unknown

2. “Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity – personally or professionally. Build good bridges even in that just-for-now job, because you never know how they’ll weave into the larger picture of your life.” – Kristina Leonardi

3. “Know how to sell your idea with conviction, not just to the clients but even to your own colleagues. If you don’t believe in your own idea, nobody will.” – Unknown

4. “You’re setting yourself up for failure if you’re not preparing for an eventual promotion now. Even if the next step in your career seems far off, you should be taking advantage of training and professional development courses and looking for ways to pitch perfect and expand your current role. Otherwise, even when the opportunity comes up, you won’t be ready to take advantage of it.” – Avery Augustine

5. “Build good relations wherever you go. It’s a small world and you never know whom you’d need. Building a good rapport with everyone you’ve ever worked with will take you places.” – unknown

6. Take criticism or “feedback” for what it is; a gift given to you to make you better at what you do. Don’t concern yourself with the person or the method of delivery. Instead, glean out the teachable nuggets and move on.” – Michelle Bruno

7. “Studying people, observing them, learning how they do things will teach you a lot about survival and of course, it will widen your approach. Look at people and learn.” – unknown

8. “Demand what you deserve. Nobody else is going to stand up from you.” – unknown

9. “I know. You’ve heard it a thousand times; dress for the job you want, not the one you’ve got. But I think this message goes far beyond the clothes you wear everyday. It’s how you present yourself in meetings and at office events, how you interact with staff both above and below you, and how seriously you take your work.” – Adrian Granzella Larssen

10. “If you want to succeed real bad, learn everyone’s job. Know how things are done from start till the end. Make yourself able enough not to feel the need to depend on anyone, ever. There’s nothing more powerful than a one man army.” – Unknown

11. “Don’t be caught up in money-minting in your early years. Definitely not at the cost of losing sight of where you’re headed in the long run.” – unknown

12. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

13. “Be confident, don’t doubt yourself, and go for it. If you are sure there is an opportunity, you need to believe wholeheartedly in it – your team won’t be driven to succeed unless you are.” – Kellee Khalil

14. “Having a strong network adds to your value as an employee. In other words, the more people I can reach out to for help, the more valuable I am.” – Hannah Morgan

15. “Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. No one got to where they are today without help along the way. Don’t be afraid to ask, and then remember to return the favour.” – Elliot Bell