37 Ideas About Work To Live By, In Order Of Easiest To Hardest

Thought Catalog

Humble suggestions from someone struggling in the field, a few inevitably obvious, parroted, and/or learned from reading popular books and articles. Every one of these (and their order) may not be relevant to your situation, but I think they’re worth considering.

Don’t discuss business at drinks until you’re having a good time.

Respond to emails as quickly as possible.

The word people love to hear the most is their name.

If you can’t figure something out, Google it before asking it.

Drawing attention to someone else’s shortcomings in no way improves your own value.

Get over yourself and get a ‘business card.’ Give it to people who make a good impression on you.

Follow up over email, the same day or next day. If they don’t respond, follow up one more time, a few days later. If there’s no response after a week or so, assume there’s no current opportunity…

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