PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

(My) Pieces of Career Advice to Advance in Your Job & Life

What advice to give to people feeling they are stuck, to employees making a career shift right now and how to ensure personal satisfaction and professional career growth?

Andrea Marchiotto
8 min readJul 8, 2021

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Disclaimer: Please note a shorter version of the below article has been published on LinkedIn as well, and it is a collection of personal thoughts, stories, and recommendations. Whenever possible, I always report the source and give credit, and all info is publicly available. The content hereby written is related to my personal professional experience and does not reflect in any way the position of the company I currently work for.

Dear reader,

A few days ago (it is July 8th, 2021 today, time of writing) LinkedIn News was so kind to ask my opinion on giving an informed perspective about the ever-changing world of work. I have been asked to give advice to people making a shift right — whether it’s landing a new job or making a career pivot. So here goes my answer, on Medium a bit more detailed and structured.

THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL

The first suggestion and the most important one would be: find your true purpose. Stay true to yourself and double down on your strengths. Have a strong work ethic and learn how to say no.

PURSUE WHAT YOU FIND MEANINGFUL

Take control of your life. Stop complaining.

Take responsibility. Be a better man. Be a better woman. It is rewarding.

Have an ethic. Learn to say no.

A research paper from Harvard from 2016 came with an interesting conclusion on how important high purpose is, which you can read here [1]:

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Andrea Marchiotto

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