May 18, 2016 10:21 AM EDT

Getting The Job Right: Points To Ponder

Everyone is a potential employer. Every open door is an opportunity.Every job will require both your effort and your time. Before applying for a job, at least know what you're getting into.

Failure is but a part to the road to success. You learn from it. You don't dwell on it. Don't stop there, move on.Don't just do enough, do more. Make a difference. Make any position better than when you found it.

Be dependable. You'll be remembered for it. Depend on it.

Balance also has to be learned. Knowing when to get off work is just as important as knowing when to work hard.If a single piece of work is the one and only criterion that people could judge you by, you need to know whether it shows the best of you.

Know what you want, know who does them best and learn from the mover and shakers of the industry.

The only difference between criticism and feedback is delivery.There's good advice and there's bad advice but even bad advice becomes good when you put them in your not to do list.

Find a mentor. Be a mentor. You learn better being both.

Whether you're up or you're down, somebody will always be talking about you. Don't let others lead your life. Lead it yourself.

"Never, ever cook fish in the office microwave." - Ryan Harvey

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