11 Killer Career Tips From #GIRLBOSS
You’ve likely heard a lot of career advice—from your mum, your opinionated best friend, and your high school counselor—but how do you know whose advice to follow? Take it from someone who’s actually made it, someone like Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of cult online retailer Nasty Gal. In her new book #GIRLBOSS ($20), which comes out today, Amoruso gives her charmingly authentic insight into how to succeed in the workplace. Pick up the book ASAP, and in the meantime, check out some of the career-making tips that are worth bookmarking.
“The shitty jobs made the good ones more meaningful. Most people don’t land their dream job right out of the gate, which means we all have to start somewhere. You’ll appreciate your amazing career so much more when you look back at your not-so-amazing jobs in the past, and hopefully realise that you learned something from all of them.”
“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, ‘Hey, can I have that?’”
“...the worst kind of mean is selective mean—people who are nice to their boss and superiors, but completely rude to their peers or subordinates. If you are a habitual bitch to the front desk girl, the security guard, or even the Starbucks staff downstairs, the news will eventually make its way up the chain, and the top of the chain ain’t gonna like it.”
"...you can be entrepreneurial without being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial people are passionate about what they do, comfortable with taking risks, and quick at moving on from failures. These are all the things I look for in the people I hire.”
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