Tuesday, May 15, 2007
If you think college graduates are naïve about what they want from their working lives, you are wrong. They want to find fulfillment in their work. They want passion for their jobs. Hopefully, they will find it because they are going to be working a long time based on current retirement trends.
One South Florida professional, Spero Canton of Comcast Cable Communications (pictured above) offers this work/life advice to college grads: Keep a balance to you life – Careers are important but so are your spouse and children. Be there for them. Even if you have a heavy work load, be there for them, mentally as well as physically, when you’re home."
PR guru Bruce Rubin also has some good advice: "Persevere in the job market until you find yourself doing something you really, really like.
Don't expect to like it every minute of every day. But you should like it way more than not. Your job is too much a part of your life to settle for anything less."
Greenberg Traurig CEO Cesar Alvarez offers this advice: "Ask not what the business you are going into can do for you, ask what you can do for the business." He advises against an employee mentality in which a person tries to figure out the least he or she can do for the business and get the most amount of money. "In my many years in business, I have seen a lot of employees rise and be huge successes but never one with an employee mentality."