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Justin said on March 17th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Great ideas! I like the concepts posted here.

Stephanie said on March 17th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

As a college student looking to get into the industry I will definitely use some of these ideas.

J.W. Cannon said on March 19th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Great thoughts here, although I’ll mention one very important one that was missing from these posts: flexibility – both in where you work and what you do.

Especially in the beginning years of your career, be willing to pack up and move your life wherever the job market may take you. You’re not always going to have the benefit of choosing where you want to go if you want to succeed in this industry, so be willing to say good bye to mom and dad, the significant other and your friends and move to an unfamiliar place. Trust me when I say that your willingness to do so will gain you A LOT.

And don’t ever, ever think any job is beneath you. There is something to be learned from every sector of our industry, and yes, that also means sales. Not everybody gets to be Jerry McGuire or the athletic director right out of school, so deal with it and look at every opportunity as jut another chance to learn and grow.