The 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates

Today's graduates don't feel ready for the new world of work. I share three

  1. Reid Hoffman
    Today's graduates don't feel ready for the new world of work. I share three
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    • 3by Reid HoffmanTHE 3 SECRETS OFHIGHLY SUCCESSFULG R A D U A T E S
    • My name isReid Hoffmanand I’m anentrepreneurand investor.Hi!
    • I cofounded LinkedIn in 2003 withthe mission of connecting the world’sprofessionals to make them morePRODUCTIVE and SUCCESSFUL.
    • I’ve heard the CAREER CONCERNSof students around the world...
    • ...from the millions of STUDENTS on LinkedIn...
    • ...to the super youngENTREPRENEURSIve invested in...BRIAN CHESKY
    • ...to the student leaders who readmy book THE START-UP OF YOU.
    • And I’ve noticed a COMMON career concern...
    • THEY DON’T FEEL READY.
    • College is supposed to prepare youfor SURVIVING and THRIVINGin the world of work.
    • But the world of work has CHANGED.
    • Stable career paths are DISAPPEARING.
    • COMPETITION can come from anywhere.
    • And the worldcontinues toCHANGE at arelentless pace.
    • If you are graduating, you may feel ANXIOUS.
    • I want you to know THAT’S OKAY.
    • That UNCERTAINTY you feel right nowabout your future—it won’t ever go away.
    • In an ever-changing world, managingyour career is a LIFELONG PROCESS.
    • When I graduated from undergrad...ME
    • I thought I knew what I wanted to do.
    • I was WRONG.
    • I could NOThave predictedmy career path.
    • It even took me 15 YEARS to realizewhat I was doing had a name...
    • E N T R E P R E N E U R S H I P
    • Along the way, Ive developed an eyefor the patterns of SUCCESS and FAILURE.
    • And there are at least THREE THINGSthat successful professionals eventuallyfigure out about their careers.
    • You WON’T find themin any of your textbooks.
    • And your school DOESN’T teach them.
    • And I’m sure you’d rather NOTwait 15 years to discover them.
    • I want to share them with you today.
    • 31. Competition2. Networks3. Risk
    • "What should I do ifI DON’T KNOW what I like?"
    • "What should I DOwith my life?"
    • But these are theWRONGquestions to ask.
    • Among other things,these questionsfocus the attention onYOUinstead of the most important factor...
    • E V E R Y O N E E L S E
    • Many people WANT your dream job.
    • For anything desirable, theres COMPETITION.
    • To beat the competition,you need to develop aCOMPETITIVEADVANTAGE
    • But what is amade of?COMPETITIVEADVANTAGE
    • ASSETSASPIRATIONSMARKET REALITIES
    • Your ASSETS are what youhave going for you now.
    • Your ASPIRATIONS are where youmight like to go in the future.
    • And theMARKET REALITIESare what people willactually pay you for.
    • The best career has you pursuingworthy ASPIRATIONS, using your ASSETS,while navigating the MARKET REALITIES.
    • Another CLASSIC QUESTIONyou may struggle with...
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