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January 27, 2018View for printing

A career is a jungle gym not a ladder.

I was recently on a panel where the host asked us what was the best career advice we'd ever received. I decided to answer with the worst career advice I'd been given, which actually ended up helping me in the long run:

It was during my freshman year at college and I had gone to a career counselor to get help building my resume. She told me that employers like to see a "diverse work history" so I should learn different skill sets in different industries. That made sense to someone with no work history; so every year, I worked at a different internship in a different field; PR, real estate-at one point I even worked in an art gallery.

Bea Arthur , Women@Forbes ... 6d5eb344e92
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