The must-know formulas: success taught by the pros

There’s no easy solution for starting or re-orienting your career. Fortunately, there are seasoned professionals who offer their guidance to those who are looking for an “in” to the job market and those who have outgrown their roles along their career path.

In the spirit of sharing valuable experiences and lessons-learned, the McGill Young Alumni networking event held at the Omni Hotel earlier this month featured a lineup of four exceptional McGill grads who revealed the best-kept secrets of their successful careers. If you missed the event, you’ll certainly benefit from the evening’s takeaways, starting with the answer to an age-old mystery: how does someone acquire professional success?

It’s as simple as 1-2-3!”

In Brigitte Simard‘s words (Client Partner, Korn/Ferry Int’l), success is the result of some simple steps. This search firm executive attributes her career success to pursuing her passion, honing in on her transferable skill set (which she refined from school and a variety of work experiences), and many years of networking with professionals in her industry of choice.

Performing these three steps seems simple, yet they demand determination, resourcefulness, and taking risks, which isn’t that easy.


More on this next week, but in the meantime, enjoy your weekend!

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