4. Keep a resume handy and keep revising it
You may never use a resume again in today’s work world, but the discipline of gathering your experience as you gain it forces you to think through your worth to a future employer. You’ll likely be asked to defend this someday and need to be prepared.
5. Never burn a bridge
You’ll be surprised how many times relationships come back around. Don’t be caught by surprise.
6. Be an encourager in the organization
Encouragers win the approval of others and are rewarded because they are liked. Be a genuinely positive influence on your team.
7. Never underestimate a connection
When someone introduces you to someone, consider it a high compliment. Follow through on the opportunity to know someone new. You’ll be surprised how often these relationships will work for good.
Drop the defensiveness—young people often get defensive when a person with more experience shares something they do not yet know. This is especially true when being corrected by a leader. Remember, you don’t know what you don’t yet know. It’s okay. Learn from your mistakes. Grow from your correction. Be patient with those who are trying to teach you. Get the chip off your shoulder and allow feedback to make you better. Over time, you’ll win over those who see you as inexperienced.
There are 7 random suggestions. Elders, what other suggestions would you advise?