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It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is.

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1 It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. -Hugh Laurie PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

2 Career Tips, Tricks and Quotes Michael J. Vasicek May, 2014 PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

3 If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later. - Sir Richard Branson PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

4  Take notes ◦ Create a folder for important notes  Network ◦ Many, many jobs are referrals, not resume hires  LinkedIn ◦ Send connections, update your profile and resume with keywords  Find quotes that inspire you ◦ Live by them  Travel ◦ Cultural experience makes you more valuable PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

5 If you don't ask, the answer is always no. -Nora Roberts PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

6  Business Cards ◦ Take notes – Where you met, when you met, something you discussed  Volunteer ◦ Ask to help and create your own job  Ask the right people for jobs, advice, etc. ◦ If you don’t, you’ll never know  Go where the big-wigs go ◦ Community events, fundraisers, networking events  Send follow-ups ◦ s, LinkedIn, mail a thank you  Join mailing lists ◦ Community Events, Chamber of Commerce, Job Boards, Resume Builders PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

7 Know you’re awesome. Make sure your boss knows you’re awesome. But never, Let your boss know, That you know, That you’re awesome. - Unknown (customized)

8  Study Abroad ◦ Do it while you can  Organizations ◦ Professional, Greek, volunteer  Excel Credit ◦ Participate, volunteer, attend  Community ◦ Committees, Boards, Non-Profits PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

9 There are more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. -Thich Nhat Hanh PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

10  Is a Master’s degree right for you? ◦ Yes? Get it. ◦ No? Consider it.  Entry Level Positions ◦ Start searching early  Many consulting firms hire to a “bench”  Certifications ◦ Specialize and expand PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

11 If you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree. - Unknown PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

12  Formal and informal ◦ Counseling, Informational, Advocate  Interview them  Ask for guidance  Review situations, conversations, actions  Remember quotes PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

13 You don’t get hired to do a job. You get hired to improve it. - Dan Werries PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

14  Remove emotion from conversations and decisions ◦ Take a break or tell yourself/the other person to remove emotion  Act, dress and perform at the next level ◦ Ask your superiors and mentors what people at the next level are doing that you’re not  Embrace change, encourage change, lead change  In corporate culture, it’s not how you intend to portray yourself that matters… its how others portray you

15 PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL  When appropriate, make data driven decisions ◦ Collect data in any opportunity  You can analyze it as needed  When you’re a manager, confirm before you trust  Put one foot in something you know, and always have another foot in something new  Remember what you put on the internet, stays on the internet ◦ Don’t post something you wouldn’t want your boss or parents to see  Know your opportunity costs

16 PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL  Always deliver what you promise  Build relationships with people at every level of the company (above and below)  Help fix the problem(s) that others won’t  Get consensus before you ask for consensus

17 Do something today, that your future self will thank you for. - Unknown PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL

18 Michael J. Vasicek 王思科 PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL Become Global, Not Just Local.


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