First, we would like to extenU.S.-Graduatesd our congratulations to you, the class of 2014. You’ve studied hard, pulled countless all-nighters and had the best four years of your life. Now, you’re trying to make it in the “real world” and find your first full-time job. Or, maybe you’ve already found a job and you’re trying to start on the right foot and make a great impression in your first few weeks on the job. Here are some tips to help you start your career on the right path:

Figure out where you want to be

Where do you see yourself in five, ten or fifteen years? Start defining your path and work out the kinks along the way. What is important to you? Take a look at what you value in a career and in an organization. Use these credentials to help launch your career and before you know it, you’ll turn your plan in to action.

Know that champions adjust

Don’t be afraid of change.  Be open-minded and embrace the changes that come. You never know what fun, exciting and difficult challenges might lie ahead. Stay ahead of the curve and be ready to take any challenge head on. Those who best adjust to change come out on top which is why I always say “champions adjust!”


Make connections with every working person you can. Join a young professional’s organization in your city, talk to a neighbor or an old teacher. You never know who you’ll meet who can help you achieve your goals.

Tell your story

Storytelling is an art. People want to know you’re an interesting person. Whether you are telling a story about your job, your life or something you heard on the news, make it interesting. Storytelling can help you achieve your goals much faster when speaking to the right people.

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