Starting Out

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Tanya Becker/Starting Out

Co-Founder , Physique 57

A: Every job is a stepping-stone and will lead you to the perfect job. Discover what you like and what you don’t. Eventually you will find the right fit.

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Nancy Lublin/Starting Out

CEO, DoSomething.org

A: Don’t try to force big words. Speak from the heart. Don’t shit where you eat. Dating in the workplace (that includes flirting in the workplace) = bad idea. Read the business section ...

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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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Tammy Tibbetts

Tammy Tibbetts/Starting Out

Founder & President, She's the First

A: Put all your energy into the universe, apply for everything that interests you, fire your own ideas out into the world, see what sticks! Things will fall into place as ...

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Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt/Starting Out

Entrepreneur in Residence, Dell

A: You have a blank slate. The only person that will keep/hinder you from anything you want to do is you. So GO FOR IT! You are whoever you want to be. Through ...

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Emily Miethner

Emily Miethner/Starting Out

Founder & President, NY Creative Interns

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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