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The women of Connect: Professional Women's Network share the advice they wish they would've received when they were starting their careers. Visit http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect for more ...

The women of Connect: Professional Women's Network share the advice they wish they would've received when they were starting their careers. Visit http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect for more information and discussion.

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  • What Would You Tell the Younger You?The women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network sharethe advice they wish they’d gotten when they were starting out.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  • madmack66, Flickr I was making a decision between taking a fellowship overseas and taking a job in media in NYC. My mentor at the time told me that if I didnt take the opportunity to explore the world then, that it wouldMary Catherine Wellons only get harder once I embarked on a career in journalism/TV. Social Media Director at CNBC©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK
  • Adria Richards, Flickr There is an old joke that there are two kinds of successful people: the one talking and the one waiting to talk. Its easy for leaders to get caught in the "I know it all" trap, so listening is key. Gloria Bowman Communications & Association Management©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 3
  • smohundro, Flickr On the outside, dress as if you have been promoted. Dressing appropriately, professionally and stylishly sets the stage for instant positive impressions. On the inside, always come from a Elizabeth Lew thoughtful, polite, honest and caring place when dealing with Commercial PropertyManager at C&H Lew LLC people.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 4
  • Fortune Live Media, Flickr Choosing a good mentor early on and nurturing that relationship is SO valuable. And remember: It is up to you to nurture that relationship, not the mentor. Call them, email them with quick Cyndy Murrieta questions, and youll find they will be responsive and helpful and Media Group Director at MMGY Global view it as an honor to mentor you.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 5
  • Fail, fail, fail. Do it often and quickly. You will learn so much, and the successes you have will be sweeter, have more significance and allow you to work through all the fat to get to the meat of life. Brandi Hammon Utah Real Estate©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 6
  • Learn to negotiate your salary and benefits! I see a large majority of young women entering my field paid an average of 15-20% less than male counterparts because they didnt ask for more. Because Liz Gerrish of this setback, it takes them years in a position to catch up.Analyst at Radiant ZEMAX©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 7
  • Visibility counts more than ability. Almost everyone is competent in the skills required at your company. Seek out opportunities to speak in front of meetings. Visibility is your primary competitive Connie Harryman differentiator that will get you that next promotion and more pay. Virtual Creative Problem Solving©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 8
  • Join the conversation!Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered byCiti, is an online community to help women achieve thecareers they want and discuss the issues relevant to theirsuccess.For more great insights from Connectmembers, check out the discussion WhatProfessional Advice Do You Wish You WereTold In Your 20s?Visit linkedin.com/womenconnect formore information and to join the group!Cover photo by Eugene Wei, Flickr©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK
  • ©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 10