How to Be A Career Groundbreaker: Tips From the Pros

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Looking for an internship or entry to mid level job? Changing your career path? If so, you may be asking yourself: What are the best ways I can approach this?

We checked in with some of the pros and asked them their go-to career tips for moving up and moving forward. Here’s what they had to say:

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Client Services Team Lead
Dale Carnegie Training
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Kristen’s tip: 
Be open to any opportunity that comes your way and you never know where it might lead.

 

Shira Galler
Community Outreach Manager
Wix.com
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Shira’s tip: 
Make connections, it will help you grow your career.

 

 

FindSpark Ryan PearsonRyan Pearson
Experience Designer
360i
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Ryan’s tip: 
Volunteer to the top.

 

 

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VP/Creative Director
AMC Networks
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John’s tip: 
Choose the right boss.

 

 

Julianna Rusakiewicz
Junior Developer
Catch New York
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Julianna’s tip: 
If there’s no clear path to a new field, create your own!

 

 

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Khai Tran
Exhibitions and Collection Management
Deutsche Bank
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Khai’s tip: 
Networks.

 

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Sr. Manager of Sales
The Walt Disney Company
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Jonny’s tip: 
Take unique opportunities even if they’re outside your skill set. Be nice to people.

 

 

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Kristen Rock
Director of Talent Acquisition
Deep Focus
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Kristen’s tip: Invest in yourself.

 

 

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Fashion Photographer
Shirley Yu Photography
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Shirley’s tip: 
in the beginning,  you’re planting seeds. Over time, if you’re kind, persistent, and self-improving, your seeds will grow into opportunities.

 

FindSpark Kevin HuynhKevin Huynh
Head of Growth
Classcraft
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Kevin’s tip: 
Keep showing up.

 

 

FindSpark Jaime HoerbeltJaime Hoerbelt
Director, Partner Marketing
Nickelodeon
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Jaime’s tip: 
Be solution-oriented instead of a problem-spotter.

 

 

FindSpark Neisha TweedNeisha Tweed
Creative Strategist
Facebook
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Neisha’s tip: 
Don’t be an asshole.

 

 

FindSpark Daniel ArenasDaniel Arenas
Founder
Sunday Morning NY
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Daniel’s tip: 
Be nice to people.

 

 

FindSpark Keith WrightKeith Wright
Business Development
Google
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Keith’s tip: 
Understand the fundamentals of your industry and build your career through relationships, communication and hard work.

 

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Mallorie Rosenbluth
Managing Director, Customer Success
Pypestream
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Mallorie’s tip: 
Find your passion and do it!

 

 

FIndSpark Clay WilliamsClay Williams
Photographer
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Clay’s tip: 
It’s always about the people. Relationships make everything happen.

 

 

FindSpark Dondre GreenDondre Green
Photographer and Graphic Designer
Bronx Narratives
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Dondre’s tip: 
Remember your purpose and why you do what you do.

 

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Antoinette Miller
College Recruiter (Interim Internship Program Manager)
HBO
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Antoinette’s Tip:
 Be open to all opportunities, no matter how big or small they may seem.

 

Olivia Walker
PR Manager
Workville NYC
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Olivia’s Tip: 
Network all the time and never take no as an option.

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Taylor Turdon
Voices Editor
MTV News
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Taylor’s Tip: 
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you — and listen.

 

 

 

Want to meet top companies, new mentors, and other awesome, talented young pros like you?Join us for Hustle Summit, the most epic networking event you’ll ever attend, taking place on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at Irving Plaza. We’ll connect you digitally and in-person to the coolest companies, greatest pros across industries, and your future life-long friends. Companies we work with include HBO, Scripps Networks, BuzzFeed, Blue Apron, IPG Mediabrands, L’Oréal, and more. Learn more & save the date at hustlesummit.co

 

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