Everybody has a favorite quote. Maybe you admire the person who said it or maybe it resonated with you at a certain time in your life because it was succinct.
Quotes about career and business can be some of the biggest educational tools for those looking to get ahead in the workplace––especially as the really profound ones can be applied to any industry. Plus, they very often come from successful entrepreneurs who have broken ceilings and pushed the status quo to change the way we think.
Don’t believe us? Here are some of the most inspiring to take you into 2023.
“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field,” Dennis Waitley, motivational speaker
Nobody knows everything, and anybody who says they have nothing left to learn in the workplace is not somebody you should align your career with. Every industry progresses, which means there are always new things to learn, new thinking to explore and new ways of doing things to master. The day you stop learning or being open to opinions outside your own is the day your career progression ends. Learning from others and being part of inter-departmental discussions is how great ideas come about.
“Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place,” Hal Lancaster, author
Fired. Let go. Laid off. Redundancy. Whatever way you phrase it, the majority of people will experience being fired at least once during their career. Maybe it’s your fault. Maybe it’s not. Either way, it will rock your confidence and leave you feeling a little unsure of your ability to succeed in your chosen career.
Don’t let it. If it was your fault, learn from your mistakes. If it wasn’t, don’t shy away from sharing the story with new employers––getting up when you’ve been knocked down is an admirable trait. Just don’t share confidential information about where the company failed: discretion is also to be admired.
“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it,” Olin Miller, author
Procrastination is one thing, and something we’re all guilty of, but avoiding a task because it’s difficult or not in your immediate skill set is going to prevent you from learning. We all have to start somewhere, so when tasked with something you don’t immediately know how to do––ask for help. And ask early so you have time to tweak before the deadline. Not knowing how to do something isn’t a sign of stupidity; however, not asking for help and missing an opportunity to learn and progress is.
If you feel ready to learn, take the next step and make mistakes along the way, then check out the dozens of roles currently available on the Study International Job Board. We’ve selected three of the best below, and make sure to visit the job board to see the rest.
Software Engineer, Meta
The Responsibilities: You will be designing core, backend software components while analyzing and improving efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources.
The Requirements: You will have experience building and shipping high quality work and achieving high reliability, as well as a track record of improving stability through thoughtful code reviews, appropriate testing, proper rollout, monitoring, and proactive changes.
Wealth Strategy Associate, ubs
The Responsibilities: You will perform business analytics as needed to support financial advisors in the growth of the business and help to analyze and interpret portfolio performance reviews, and make recommendations to financial advisors for potential change.
The Requirements: You need one to five years’ of experience in client service within the finance sector, as well as 7 and 66 licenses (for registered CSAs only).
Software Engineer, Coupa Software
The Responsibilities: You will be responsible for advocating best practice across automation testing, code review and code quality while looking for opportunities to improve the platform.
The Requirements: You will have one to five years’ of development experience, and strong experience with unit/integration testing.