1. firenationsherry said: Hi Alex! I'm a recent college grad looking for opportunities in PR. It's my passion and I love your helpful posts! After having some experience with a few internships, I've discovered finding a career is tough. Do you have any advice for a "fresh out of college" job seeker?

    The problem of the “perpetual intern” is very real. Here’s my three-step solution:

    1) Work very, very hard and be good and *passionate* about what you do.
    2) Meet and develop relationships with people who can help advance your career.
    3) Be in the right place at the right time.

    It’s a little bit of luck - #3 certainly applied to me - but luck comes to those who make it. If you’re at the right place at the right time but you haven’t done steps one or two, you’re going to miss out on an opportunity you might otherwise have been able to enjoy.

     

  2. "When I studied people who love what they do for a living, I found that in most cases their passion developed slowly, often over unexpected and complicated paths. It’s rare, for example, to find someone who loves their career before they’ve become very good at it — expertise generates many different engaging traits, such as respect, impact, autonomy — and the process of becoming good can be frustrating and take years."