What's the best career advice you've ever received?

What's the best career advice you've ever received?
It can be hard to know where to turn for advice when it comes to your career. Everyone has something to say on the matter, whether it's useful or not is another question. Sometimes what we really need is advice from our peers: people who are, or have been, in the same position as us and can share objective advice based on experience. The Daily Wiz Team decided ask a selection of young people "What's the best career advice you've ever received?". The answers are inspiring and motivating, no matter what stage you're at in your career!

"Always stay positive and keep searching. Never let yourself get depressed! See it as an opportunity for personal growth, the time spent looking and editing your CV is a chance to improve the relationship you have with yourself."

"A problem is a ramp towards a solution."

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step” Lao Tsu

- Jonathan Tessier

"The only advice I can give is to stay natural and be yourself, do some research on the company. I succeeded in a job interview and got the job, but I then had the three longest months of my life in a job with the most hypocritical people I've ever met, and as it's difficult for me to be fake, I regretted the fact that I stopped looking for a different job."

- Cassandra Maubilly

"One day someone said to me 'be yourself, it's not important if you don't know the answer to a question, the people interviewing you are human and they've been in your position, they will be understanding and you'll gain more and more confidence'"

- Marie-Laure Martinot, Marketing Assistant Intern at EY

Girl looking into the horizon "Well then, if I had to give advice to young students trying to find their first job it would definitely be to look for and find out more about jobs they don't know about. Looking for work in unknown territory is a sign of curiosity and energy! That's how I found my new job as a treasurer at my company."

- Louis GIBAUD, Sales Advisor at Nestlé Nespresso

"There's no such thing as a hopeless situation, only people who become hopeless when faced with a difficult situations."

"The only uncertainty of luck, is timing."

"It's not a sprint, it's a marathon."

- Stanislas

sprint "You only get one chance to make a good first impression"

- Kalou

"If you're fed up, do something different or keep your head down and get on with it. No-one can make decisions for you."

- Corentin

inspire "If you don't love your job, quit straight away...!"

"If you hate the thought of going to work, you should stop going." and "Authority isn't a lack of respect"

- Lamia

bear "Find a job that you like, and if the only think you're looking forward to is the end of the day or the weekend, you should probably think about changing your job."

- Antoine

So there you go, some wise words from some wise people. Even if it's not useful right now, you never know when it might come in handy. And what about you, what's the best advice you've ever been given? Feel free to share in the comments :)  wizbii