Today I’m featuring a must-read article by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar on career advice for 20-year-olds. If you’re parenting a child age 16–29, read this article and pick one or two topics to discuss with your child this week.
And if your child is age 18–29? Share this article with him or her now. Don’t wait.
In this article, Nazar covers:
Time is Not a Limitless Commodity
You’re Talented, But Talent is Overrated
We’re More Productive in the Morning
Social Media is Not a Career
Pick Up the Phone
Be the First In & Last to Leave
Don’t Wait to Be Told What to Do
Take Responsibility for Your Mistakes
You Should Be Getting Your Butt Kicked
A New Job a Year Isn’t a Good Thing
People Matter More Than Perks
Map Effort to Your Professional Gain
Speak Up, Not Out
You HAVE to Build Your Technical Chops
Both the Size and Quality of Your Network Matter
You Need At Least 3 Professional Mentors
Pick an Idol & Act “As If”
Read More Books, Fewer Tweets/Texts
Spend 25% Less Than You Make
Your Reputation is Priceless, Don’t Damage It
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Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26, their parents, and the professionals who serve them. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free, ready to move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.