- Career advice can come from anywhere and everywhere, from your family and friends to your colleagues and bosses.
- You can also learn career dos and don’ts from trial and error.
- Here, 12 career experts share the best job advice they’ve received.
Whether you’re settled into a lifelong career or just starting your first job, it never hurts to get advice.
Ngoc Nguyen, a career coach at Ama La Vida, spoke to Business Insider about how you can seek out career advice from a variety of sources, including “family, colleagues, managers, mentors, books, or speakers.”
“It’s not always what you’re told, but could also be actions you observe throughout your life,” she said.
Nguyen suggested thinking of advice like feedback. “It’s a gift, and you can choose what you want to do with it,” she said. “You can act on it right away, be inspired to do something else, or just put it in your back pocket for a rainy day.”
Here, Nguyen and 10 other career experts share the best job advice they’ve ever received. The responses have been condensed and edited for clarity.