They say hindsight is 20/20 and that all advice is autobiographical. So, when we thought about offering tips to this year’s graduating class, in addition to considering some of our favorite tidbits, we asked our colleagues and contributors to share one success strategy based on their experiences:
We’ve spent a lot of time over our careers sharing advice with college seniors and recent graduates, and both of us have more recently spoken at our respective alma maters — University of Michigan and Ithaca College — to impart tips, tricks and lessons from our book, Be Your Own Best Publicist.
So, as the various schools finish playing “Pomp and Circumstance” and the throngs of young talent begin to take the walk from classes to corporate life, we wanted to share more of our favorite bits of advice to set them on their way. We got so many great nuggets of wisdom from colleagues, friends and mentors that we’ve broken them into two installments. Here’s the first part: