10 Inspirational Career Quotes - Start your success story today
Everything you need to succeed is already inside you – you just have to access your inner-power and make it happen.
Determine your short and long term career goals and set realistic time frames. Your short term goals should take no longer than 6 months to achieve and should be a step towards your long term goal. Be specific about your goals and measure the outcome. You can even tie an action to each goal. (If I complete x course I can apply for x position which would bring you closer to your ultimate goal.)
In the meantime you can also update your CV and LinkedIn profile; network with the right people and attend industry events; keep your image professional; and update your skills.
Just remember, take it one day at a time and build your career brick by brick with solid foundations.
For more inspiration, read these articles
- 9 Famous People Who Will Inspire You to Never Give Up
- 9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People
Here are 10 inspirational quotes to start you on your journey to career success
Your career will be defined by successes and failures – and your perseverance to succeed.
- “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.” – Katharine Whitehorn
- “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
- “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi
- “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser
- “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
- “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” – Paulo Coelho
- “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg
- “A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, JR.
- “When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.” – Cecil Selig
- “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
We always like to include some advice for interviews so, before we finish off this post here you go…
Interview Q&A: Who has inspired you in your life and why?
During interviews this question is often asked to gauge your values and goals. Choose your answer carefully – but be honest and enthusiastic.
Points to emphasize when answering this question:
- Choose someone who truly inspired you. Steer away from extremely famous historical figures, celebrities or inappropriate individuals.
- Discuss a figure that is appropriate for the position you are seeking.
- Provide specific examples of how this person inspired you.
- Don’t tell a long story, but provide context about your own personal characteristics that led you to admire this person.