Robert Carey: What’s the best career advice you have ever received?

July 4, 2011 · 9:04 am

Robert Carey, Deputy CIO and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Information Management for the Dept. of Defense (DoD) answers:

“What’s the best career advice you have ever received?”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNA4O3CRC6J6LNU4FN6Y7OT6AE Emily Williams

    Giving everything your best shot is good advice for life in general, not just careers. I also agree with Carey in the sense that listening is infinitely more valuable than speaking. That’s something I tend to forget and have to remind myself to do.

    Personally, the best career advice I’ve ever received was to change my situation rather than expecting it to change myself.  When I was in a job I didn’t like and complained all the time, my dad gave me a book that he really likes: “Reboot Your Career” by Peter Fogel http://www.reinventyourselfnow.com/reboot-your-career The basic premise is that you can reinvent yourself and thus make your job situation better. It’s really empowering and has served me well.