8 Great Pieces of Career Advice


We’ve collected the best pieces of advice we found online to help propel your actuarial career. Learn from those who’ve been in your position with these 8 great pieces of career wisdom.

Starting Out in your Career:

“If you’re working at a place you don’t see yourself being for a long time, think about your next move and how you can use where you are now to get you to your next job.”
Dara Adeeyo, Associate Editor, Online
Source: Cosmopolitan.com

“Be CLEAR on what YOU want. Some of it is regular stuff: salary, the hours, how much travel, how much advancement potential. But also less obvious stuff: how much autonomy to make decisions, what motivates you to get up everyday, what kind of people you like to work with, what you’re NOT WILLING to compromise.”
–Doreen Ashton Wagner, Managing Director at Greenfield Service
Source: eVenues Blog

“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 every day: 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 LarssenEditor-in-Chief of The Daily Muse
Source: The Daily Muse

Advancing Your Career

“At a certain point, you stop being judged on your technical knowledge and start being judged on the way you interact with people.”
–Nicholas C. Zakas, NCZ Online

“You must stop procrastinatingProcrastination is a career killer. Please remember that the short-term relief of deferring tasks is far exceeded by the long-term pain. Procrastination may have worked in school but, except in low-level jobs, there’s much less grade inflation in the workplace. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That too shall pass.”
Source: money.usnews.com/

“Take risks early and often in your career. One of the important lessons this economy has taught us is that not taking risks is risky. There is so much out of our control and if we just keep doing what we did yesterday, we can’t get ahead. By taking a risk, you are putting yourself in a position to learn, whether you succeed or fail. You’re also showing to your management that you’re willing to put your reputation on the line to make things happen. As we become an ever more entrepreneurial society, those that take risks, both inside and outside of the corporate walls, will become more successful.”
Source: Forbes

Finding Happiness In Your Career:

“The best career or job is the one in which you’re using the skills you enjoy. But, not every job needs to address all of your passions. Use every job as an opportunity to learn something new and keep an open mind; you may find that you really enjoy something you never imagined would appeal to you.”
Miriam Salpeter, Founder of Keppie Careers
Source: The Daily Muse

“Career passion comes AFTER you’ve chosen it. Most people came to love their career only after they chose it and took the time to become a go-to guy or gal at it. So take a month or three to explore career options and then pick what feels best, even if it doesn’t make you want to do handsprings.”
Source: money.usnews.com


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