We Asked: What’s the Best Piece of Career Advice You’ve Received?

October 4, 2016

Career Advice

career-advice-1We polled the followers of our LinkedIn page and asked: what’s the best piece of career advice you’ve received? Here are a sampling of their great answers. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn for more great conversations like this!

“It’s impossible to commit to maybe!” – Dave Lumley

“Never stop networking…not when you are employed, not when you are unemployed, not even when you are self-employed.” – Harry Joseph

“Give more than you get, then when you get more, give more than you get again.” – Marie Gonzalez

“You can do whatever you put your mind to!”  – Diane Miller

“Hope is not a strategy!” – Jose Romero

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it.” – Rick LeBlanc

“You can’t appreciate the sunshine without a little rain. Don’t let failures own you and keep moving forward.” – Engel Davila Vicos

“Never look back and wonder what should have been. Look ahead and plan for what will be.” – Marshall Blevins

“Actively find ways to directly contribute to your boss’s success.” – Ken Zeigler

“I learned this years ago from a great sales mentor, and have never forgotten it: ‘If some of you are not out there making the occasional mistake, you’re not trying hard enough and we don’t need you.'” – Brad Drew

“Never be ashamed of your mistakes. You learn more from failure then you do from success.” – Rebecca Merry

“Never look down. Walk with the confidence that you have and look the person in the eye as they pass you by.” – Donna Sada

“Your title doesn’t matter as long as you’re a productive member of the organization and you feel fulfilled in your role.” – Serena Hopson

“Never let your arrogance exceed your competence.” – Rob Rizzo

“Own what you do. If you make a mistake, own it and fix. If you do well, own it and be proud.” – Wesley House

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to. Remember your manage things and lead people.” – Kevin Madryga

“Spend your client’s money like it’s your own, give them good service, and keep your name in front of them.” – Corey Davidson

“The best leaders see through the eye of understanding.” – Chander Mohan


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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