Starting Out

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WhitneyJohnson

Whitney Johnson/Starting Out

Co-founder, Rose Park Advisors

A: Unlearn much of what you learned to get along in school. For example, learn to influence, even challenge authority. Keep listening, but start talking – Learning to listen is a vital ...

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Emily Miethner

Emily Miethner/Starting Out

Founder & President, FindSpark

A: My advice would be to start reaching out to companies and people who you think are doing great things. It's important to work for an organization you believe in and ...

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Josie Maran

Josie Maran/Starting Out

Chief Eco Officer, Josie Maran Cosmetics

A: Though my daughter, Rumi Joon, is still only a little girl, I know one day I’ll be giving her advice on her career and helping her make those big life ...

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Dee Poku

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CEO & Co-founder, WIE Network

A: Don’t stress out about your first job. Your first job doesn’t define you so just try and find a great position doing work that you like and use that time ...

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Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew/Starting Out

Co-Founder & CEO, The Daily Muse

A: I would remind her that her first job doesn’t define her career, and she doesn’t have to have it all figured out. Sometimes, I think we put so much pressure ...

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Echoing Green; Cheryl

Cheryl Dorsey/Starting Out

President, Echoing Green

A: Just starting out on one’s career journey is an incredibly exciting time of possibility and potential. I always encourage young people to lighten up and open up to a variety ...

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