Success comes from working hard and being in the right place at the right time. Of course, you also need the right credentials and experience rather than a career plan.
Don’t Plan Your Career
Dara explains that long term career planning has quickly become a thing of the past. These days, people cannot truly predict where they will be in 5 or 10 years. Instead, Dara suggests that you focus on the next two years. “Look for the right opportunities, stay flexible, have some idea of what direction you are headed in.” Don’t lock in one long term direction because changes are very likely to happen.
Work for the Right Person
Dara recommends finding the smartest and most competent person around you and do whatever it takes to work for them. Once you find that person, work as hard as you can. Good, smart people are one of the few constants in an ever changing world. Learning a lot and promotions are the two benefits that can come from working with and for smart people. And it’s more likely you will follow in their footsteps.
Making the right career choices will hopefully land you in the right place at the right time with the help of some hard work.
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