Found an interesting roundup of career advice on The Creative Group's website. At the 2008 HOW Design Conference back in May, they asked a number of the speakers to dish on their careers and how they made it to the top. They may be talking the world of design, but there are some universal nuggets, like:
"I always learn a lot more from the really horrible situations." – Stefan Bucher, 344design.com
"As a young person, I wanted to do too many things; now I just want to do a few things very well." – Eric Karjaluoto, smashLAB
"You have to know the rules before you break them. This is so true. The most seemingly irreverent people are often the most knowledgeable at the very rules they shatter." – Steve Gordon, RDQLUS
"Be nice, treat others well and help people when they need it." – Von Glitschka, Glitschka Studios
Corinna vanGerwen is a freelance editor and writer. She has worked as senior editor at Style at Home, senior design editor at Cottage Life and is the former Canadian Director of Ed2010. She has also held the position of operations manager at a boutique PR agency, where she handled strategic planning and daily operations.