Golden Guide Career Advice is a new series from the AMA in partnership with Lydia Lazar, author of Dean Lazar’s Golden Guide: Pragmatic Career Advice for Smart Young People.
Do you have a career question? Contact Lazar at firstname.lastname@example.org—the answer may appear in a future post.
Continuously invest time and attention in socializing and networking.
Networking and socializing are the keys to finding your niche in the work ecosystem of your choice. Get out there and talk to people.
Think globally, act locally.
Focus your attention, continually motivate yourself and take steps to grow and prosper in your career.
You are the person who will be living your life, and you must drive the career car.
Go to the library or a local bookstore. Look for mentors and advisers in your workplace and community.
“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”—Aristotle