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2013PETS阅读:没明白的20件事I
当年有句话很流行“学长只能帮你到这里了”,回首往事,我们总想帮一把当年那个不够成熟、不够努力、不够负责的20来岁的自己,但是我们能做的也只是为“后生仔”们提个醒。20来岁的你也许还弄不明白这20件事,但你应该从现在就开始思考了。

Be the First In & Last to Leave ­– I give this advice to everyone starting a new job or still in the formative stages of their professional career. You have more ground to make up than everyone else around you, and you do have something to prove. There’s only one sure-fire way to get ahead, and that’s to work harder than all of your peers.
第一个上班,最后一个离开——我把这条建议送给每一位刚开始从事一份新工作,或者职业生涯依然处于形成阶段的年轻人。相较于你周围的每个人,你需要学习更多东西,你需要做出一些能够证明自己的成绩。通往成功的道路只有一条是安全可靠的,那就是比你的同事更加努力地工作。



Don’t Wait to Be Told What to Do– You can’t have a sense of entitlement without a sense of responsibility. You’ll never get ahead by waiting for someone to tell you what to do. Saying “nobody asked me to do this” is a guaranteed recipe for failure. Err on the side of doing too much, not too little.
不要等着别人告诉你怎么做——没有责任感,就无法获得成就感。如果你总是等着别人告诉你该怎么做,你就永远也不会成功。总是说“没人要我这样做”的人是注定要失败的。宁可因做得多而犯错,也不能做得少。

Take Responsibility for Your Mistakes– You should be making lots of mistakes when you’re early on in your career. But you shouldn’t be defensive about errors in judgment or execution. Stop trying to justify your F-ups. You’re only going to grow by embracing the lessons learned from your mistakes, and committing to learn from those experiences.
为你的错误承担责任——在你的职业生涯早期,你应该犯许多错误。但你不应该辩解你在判断或执行过程中犯下的错误。不要为你搞砸的事情寻找托词。唯有接受你从错误中汲取的教训,并下决心学习这些经验,你才会尽快地成长起来。

Both the Size and Quality of Your Network Matter– It’s who you know more than what you know, that gets you ahead in business. Knowing a small group of folks very well, or a huge smattering of contacts superficially, just won’t cut it. Meet and stay connected to lots of folks, and invest your time developing as many of those relationships as possible.

社交网络的规模和质量都很重要——你认识的人比你知道的事情更能帮助你在职场获得成功。熟识一小群人,或者与众多人士只进行过表面上的肤浅接触,都是办不成事的。与众多人士会面,并保持接触,然后花费时间尽可能多地发展这些关系。

Social Media is Not a Career – These job titles won’t exist in 5 years. Social media is simply a function of marketing; it helps support branding, ROI or both. Social media is a means to get more awareness, more users or more revenue. It’s not an end in itself. I’d strongly caution against pegging your career trajectory solely to a social media job title.
社交媒体不是一项职业——这些职位存在的时间不会超过5年。社交媒体仅能发挥营销职能;它有助于品牌推广,提升投资回报率或两者兼而有之。社交媒体是一种获得更高知名度、更多用户或更多收入的手段。它本身不是目标。我强烈告诫年轻人不要把你的职业路线孤注一掷地寄托于一个社交媒体职位。