The Wall Street Journal sat down with top executives to see what they’d tell graduates about the job hunt and the career search. These CEO’s ought to know, they’ve made millions in their careers.
Real Estate Mogul and “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran said: Pay attention to the person interviewing you, the one who will be your boss. Then ask yourself: Do you like the person? “Every time I had a great boss, I excelled beyond my wildest expectations,” Trust your gut. “Intuition is a wonderful thing,”
Laura Alber, CEO of Williams-Sonoma says “Be committed.”. It’s easy to spot someone just doing a job as opposed to someone who cares deeply for it. “Too many people are always thinking about the next job.”
“Jumping from company to company isn’t a bad thing these days,” says Steve Hafner, chief executive and co-founder of travel site Kayak. “It helps you grow.”
“People can sniff out BS,” says Mandy Ginsberg, chief executive of Match Group Inc., parent company of dating apps Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge. She advises young hires to be authentic and not to worry about looking dumb.
What is your advice for grads, knowing what you know now?