8.5 “Must Know” Career Tips & Tricks
Joseph F Paris Jr
I wrote the first version of this article three years ago and have been updating it every year since. I have had a great many people remark to me that it has helped them a great deal (which is the point, I guess.) I have also had several people give me some new ideas and, of course, I have had time to rethink and revise what I had written. And with May thru June being the season for the year’s new graduates to be set free upon the marketplace, I believe revisits and republication of this article will become tradition.
I was watching the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, starring Will Smith over the weekend. The movie is the story of Christopher “Chris” Gardner who struggled to win a job as a broker at Dean Witter Reynolds while being homeless and taking care of his son. It is the story of determination, struggle, being the under-dog – looking into the abyss and being absolved.
So I believe that is the point I want to stress this year – don’t let your fears hold you back.