Career Counseling Quotes

Quotes tagged as "career-counseling" (showing 1-30 of 66)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alain de Botton
“After Carol had left, as Symons threw away a pile of used tissues and rearranged the cushions on the couch, he remarked that the most common and unhelpful illusion plaguing those who came to see him [as a career counselor] was the idea that they ought somehow, in the normal course of events, to have intuited--long before they had finished their degrees, started families, bought houses and risen to the top of law firms--what they should properly be doing with their lives. They were tormented by a residual notion of having through some error or stupidity on their part missed out on their true 'calling.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Daniel H. Pink
“Persistence trumps talent.
What's the most powerful force in the universe? Compound interest. It builds on itself. Over time, a small amount of money becomes a large amount of money. Persistence is similar. A little bit improves performance, which encourages greater persistence which improves persistence even more. And on and on it goes.
Lack of persistence works the same way -- only in the opposite direction.
Of course talent is important, but the world is lit erred with talented people who didn't persist, who didn't put in the hours, who gave up too early, who thought they could ride on talent alone. Meanwhile, people who might have less talent pass them by.
That's why intrinsic motivation is so important. Doing things not the get an external reward like money or a promotion, but because you simple like doing it. The more intrinsic motivation you have , the more likely you are to persist. The more you persist, the more likely you are to succeed.”
Daniel H. Pink, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

Alex Malley
“You can never stop being a teacher. It is the core responsibility of a leader.”
Alex Malley, The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life

Abhishek Ratna
“The focus should be on becoming a strong and
influential personality – cultivate compelling communication skills, focus on building trust and learn how to expand and leverage your professional network.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Daniel H. Pink
“Make excellent mistakes.
Too many people spend their time avoiding mistakes. They're so concerned about being wrong, about messing up, that they never try anything -- which means they never do anything. Their focus is avoiding failure. But that's actually a crummy way to achieve success. The most successful people spectacular mistakes -- huge, honking screwups! why? They're trying to do something big, but each time they make a mistake, they get a little better and move a little closer to excellence.
Making mistakes seems risky. It is/ But it's more risky not to.
I'm not talking about random, stupid, thoughtless blunders, though. I'm talking about good mistakes.
Mistakes come from having high aspirations, from trying to do something nobody else has done.”
Daniel H. Pink, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

Abhishek Ratna
“Those who work hard and constantly seek to be visible to their superiors, those who showcase their hard work, are the ones who advance to positions of greater power and responsibility.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Abhishek Ratna
“In the present day corporate world, it is utmost important to build a personal brand for yourself and anyone who knows the basics of brand-building would know that it is impossible without proper self promotion!”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Daniel H. Pink
“It's not about you. It's about your customer. It's about your client. Use your strengths, yes, but remember, you're here to serve- not to self-actualize.
Of course you matter. But the most important successful people improve their own lives by improving others' lives. They help their customer solve its problem, They give their client something it doesn't know it was missing. That's where they focus their energy, talent, and brainpower.
The most valuable people in any job bring out the best in others. They make their boss look good. They help their teammates succeed.”
Daniel H. Pink, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

Daniel H. Pink
“Leave an imprint.
You're young now. But when you get older and look back at your life, you'll ask yourself a whole bunch of questions. Did I make a difference? Did I contribute something? Did my being here matter? Dud I do something that left an imprint?
I'm not asking you to end hunger or repair the ozone. But I am asking you to think about your purpose --- to recognize that your life isn't infinite, and that you should use your limited time here to do something that matters.”
Daniel H. Pink, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

Steven Magee
“Electricians that like good health avoid the known biologically toxic very high powered electrical utility jobs.”
Steven Magee

“Nobody is, was, will be born smart. But for you to be smart, and act smart, you need to think smart always. It is not a subject of your alma mater, it is the side and fries of what the genius within can comprehend, comply and captivate. In every beginning has a twelve kick start, promotion of the relativity of your new thinking, the story of a bunch of math and the spirit of a wonder apple.”
Prince Akwarandu

John Tarnoff
“In order to create your future, you have to reconcile your past.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“The job you seek isn't out there in some job description, it's already inside you, aching to get out.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“Chase career relationships, not job postings.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

Daniel H. Pink
“Think strengths, not weaknesses.
The research of Martin Seilgman and Marcus Buckingham has found that the key to success is to steer around your weaknesses and focus on your strengths. Successful people don't try to hard to improve what they're bad at. They capitalize on what they're good at.
...Think about it. What are your strengths? What do you do consistently well? What gives you energy rather than drains it? What sorts of activities create "flow" in you? (FLOW is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing, characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. )
You won't accomplish anything until you stop worrying about your weaknesses and start using your strengths!”
Daniel H. Pink, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

John Tarnoff
“You hear a lot about "digital natives." Well, baby boomers are the "digital founders.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“Use affirmations as statements of becoming, not statements of being.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

Matthew T.  Cross
“Your education is important because with only a few words you can show an employer the depth of your potential.”
Matthew T. Cross, The Resume Design Book: How to Write a Resume in College & Influence Employers to Hire You

Daniel H. Pink
“There is no plan...You need to make smart choices, But you can make career decisions for two different types of reasons.
You can do something for instrumental reasons -- because you think it's going to lead to something else, regardless of whether you enjoy it or it's worthwhile...or you can do something for fundamental reasons -- because you think it's inherently valuable, regardless of what it may or may not lead to.
The dirty little secret is that insturmental reasons usually don't work. Things are too complicated, too unpredictable. You never know what' going to happen. So you end up stuck. The most successful people -- not all of the time, but most of the time -- make decisions for fundamental reasons.
They take a job or join a company because it will let them do interesting work in a cool place -- even if they don't know exactly where it will lead. They're not fools. They're enlightened pragmatists.”
Daniel H. Pink, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

John Tarnoff
“Getting fired is not shameful. It just means you need to find a better fit.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

Abhishek Ratna
“Information is the key to success, anywhere and everywhere. Right information matters the most. This applies to your work place too.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Abhishek Ratna
“It is common to come across a perfectionist at work. Life is not that tough if you have a perfectionist sub-ordinate; life is a bit tough when you have a perfectionist peer; life is toughest
when you have a perfectionist supervisor!”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Abhishek Ratna
“Understand that success is not an accident, but a planned event.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Abhishek Ratna
“Accept the fact that you are fully responsible for your career.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

“Once Experienced, Industry is All Yours.”
Faizan

Abhishek Ratna
“Walking on a road without seeing and planning for what's down the road will almost certainly catch you off-guard and may turn out to be a harsh blow, sometime or other.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

John Tarnoff
“Hiding or lying about your age is giving in to ageism. Don't do it! Be proud of who you are, what you know and what you've accomplished.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

“Having a more experienced and successful counselor guiding someone in a chosen profession is wise decision and good career move.”
Jose A. Aviles, Peer Mentorship in High School: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing a Successful Peer Mentorship Program in Your School

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