6 rules for career successPosted with permissionof Jeff Sonderman
6 rules for career success1. Work beyond your job title2. Teach yourself3. Never assume the answer is “no”4. Network in pe...
1. Ignore your job title
Ignore your job titleOnce you get in the door, do the work you want• Reach across departments– Respect chain of command• L...
2. Teach yourself
Teach yourself new skills• NewsU.org (journalism)• Codecademy.com (HTML, CSS & coding)• Lynda.com (software)– Free with yo...
3. Never say “no”for someone else
Never say ‘no’ for someone• Ask for the help you need• Ask for the opportunity you want• Ask to get experience you wantBe ...
4. In-person networkingis invaluable
In-person networking• You only make real connections in person– Conferences– Meetups– Seminars / workshops• Find a way to ...
5. Don’t be afraidto talk about yourself
Talk about yourselfSuccessful people want to help others succeed• Describe your ambitions and dreams• Be humble, but confi...
6. Always be honest
Always be honest• Say what you really think– With respect, and at the right time• Own your mistakes and learn from them– P...
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Sonderman career advice

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Jeff Sonderman shared these slides with me and gave me permission to post them with a blog post about my address on career advice for student journalists. He uses these slides in his classes at Georgetown University.

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Sonderman career advice

  1. 1. 6 rules for career successPosted with permissionof Jeff Sonderman
  2. 2. 6 rules for career success1. Work beyond your job title2. Teach yourself3. Never assume the answer is “no”4. Network in person5. Talk about yourself6. Be honest
  3. 3. 1. Ignore your job title
  4. 4. Ignore your job titleOnce you get in the door, do the work you want• Reach across departments– Respect chain of command• Look for new responsibilities– Responsibility comes before advancement; not after– Take on stretch assignments• Be relentlessly helpful and involved• Learn the difference between influence andauthority
  5. 5. 2. Teach yourself
  6. 6. Teach yourself new skills• NewsU.org (journalism)• Codecademy.com (HTML, CSS & coding)• Lynda.com (software)– Free with your NetID at shib.lynda.com/InCommon/• KhanAcademy.org (math, science, economics,history)• Quora (Q&A from people who know)• When in doubt, Google it
  7. 7. 3. Never say “no”for someone else
  8. 8. Never say ‘no’ for someone• Ask for the help you need• Ask for the opportunity you want• Ask to get experience you wantBe gracious and thankful, and follow through.Don’t make someone regret helping you.
  9. 9. 4. In-person networkingis invaluable
  10. 10. In-person networking• You only make real connections in person– Conferences– Meetups– Seminars / workshops• Find a way to get in the room– Volunteer– Event scholarships• Have business cards to hand out– Moo.com minicards, $20 for 100. Classy.
  11. 11. 5. Don’t be afraidto talk about yourself
  12. 12. Talk about yourselfSuccessful people want to help others succeed• Describe your ambitions and dreams• Be humble, but confident
  13. 13. 6. Always be honest
  14. 14. Always be honest• Say what you really think– With respect, and at the right time• Own your mistakes and learn from them– People forgive mistakes, but not misleading– If you don’t take responsibility today, you won’tget more tomorrow• You are a much worse liar than you think

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