3 Major Keys to Success
Many students wonder what it takes to become the next multi-billionaire in the world, particularly the business world. We’re here to tell you 3 major keys to success that will help you step in that direction.
1. Understand that experience isn’t everything.
You know that annoying line in job descriptions that say “5+ years of experience needed”? Well, that’s not the only thing that matters to Fortune 500 companies.
What you accomplish during your experiences is what counts. Next time your employer, professor, or club president asks you to go the extra mile, do it. The accomplishments you’ve had are what will draw employers to you and show that you are actively involved. Ultimately the accomplishments you achieve during your experiences separate you from the rest of the interviewees.
2. Networking is a must.
We’ve all heard the saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Our business professors say it time and time again, network, network, network. I hate to break it to you, but this is a big key to success, especially in the business world.
Next time you’re thinking of attending a business career fair or student organization event featuring future employers, print a dozen of your résumés and run, don’t walk! You’ve worked so diligently to perfect your résumé and getting out to connect with the employers puts a face to your name, increasing your chances of success when they’re splitting the applications in half for interviews.
3. Have a positive attitude.
You don’t have to be a competitive shark to succeed. Yes, it may help you get ahead temporarily, but in the long run building positive relationships with others will help you succeed. Having a positive and ambitious spirit is contagious and employers will notice. Your positive disposition when dealing with future employers will translate into how you’ll deal with future clients, and ultimately represent their company.
Satisfying customers is the ultimate goal of every company, whether that customer is a business or an everyday consumer. Building brand loyalty starts with the minds and attitudes behind a company’s product, so make that mind a positive one. Thinking you’re never going to succeed is the ultimate obstacle.
These 3 keys will not only help you succeed in your future business ambitions, but will translate to the rest of your life as well. So feel free to consider us your life gurus, we won’t let it go to our heads.