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What advice would we use for new people who would like to be like you?

What advice will be useful to start our career, how to deal with people, give good impressions, etc. animation career personal-development art job design

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Mamadou’s Answer

Be yourself and know that you're not alone. Leverage your strengths and take care of yourself.

As Nelson Mandela says, "It always seems impossible until it's done".

Thank you very much for your words, I will keep them in mind. Saul C.

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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Saul,

Two things that would improve everyone's chances at a successful start to a career would be confidence and communication. The fun thing is that the second can help a lot with the first.

Throughout life, there is one constant, which is that unless you're living out in the wilderness in Siberia, you need to communicate with other human beings. And effective communication is going to enable you to come across as the individual you want to come across as.

I'm sure there are better resources than me at this, but I'll share what I've learned over the years—effective communication starts with listening, then you tailor what you want to communicate with what you learned during the listening phase. It helps to do other things, such as engaging your conversation partner in helping to solve the problems that you're facing or treating important conversations more like a negotiation to get what you want.

If you can do that, you can more easily get what you want in life, whether it be a job, a partner, or... anything else, really.

Anyways, I wish you the best! Good luck!

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Dexter

Now I have too many things to think about, I was fascinated by your answer, when I have a question, I will not hesitate to come to you, I feel comfortable with your words. Saul C.

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Edwin’s Answer

Hello Saul,

I like your questions!

One thing I learned during college is to get out of my comfort zone! I honestly wish I talked to other students in the library, dining halls, and other areas. However, this can apply to other areas of yourself such as going to office hours, networking with classmates, and trying new food!

At the end of the day, you will always keep learning! Saul, you are already doing a great job with asking questions and wanting to learn. Keep up the good work!!

Best,
Edwin

I appreciate your words too much, you never learn enough, there is so much to study and know, I will take into account everything you wrote, thank you very much Mr. Edwin Saul C.

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Veton’s Answer

To be like me you need to challenge yourself. My best advice is to put yourself into a position where you will be uncomfortable, socializing with new people, having conversations with people that don't know you, learn about a new topic or subject that you have no clue about. Communication and getting out of your comfort zone will enhance your life quality. You will have more confidence in yourself, will be more likable, and more importantly will have a new found confidence in yourself that you never knew existed. Believe in yourself that you are great and you will see how much better you feel.
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Nadia’s Answer

Hi Saul,

Push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Be proactive in your role, ask for feedback (and act on it).
Speak to people in other departments, if you find something outside of your role interesting, offer to support on a project in your own time - you never know where it might lead!
Network and build relationships inside the industry.

I hope this helps!
Nadia
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Aeryn’s Answer

One small tip is to wear a blazer. It gives you a pulled-together appearance. Some people may even ask if you are in charge. :)
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Clarissa’s Answer

Hi, this is a very good question. There are many good answers here. I would like to reiterate on the points of being yourself, have self awareness, especially on your strengths and build on your strengths. I would like to recommend a book by Marcus Buckingham - StandOut. You may wish to checkout https://marcusbuckingham.com/gift-of-standout/ as well.



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Victor’s Answer

Try to be the best in whatever you do. Never stop learning. Exercise regularly. Network. Have goals. Do things that other people consider difficult.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Saul,

I would say that an important element of dealing well with people is being self aware. You should think about and assess how people react to what you say and do. And all people are different. Some people will think you are funny and the same words may offend someone else. You need to recognize how you impact others. That can mean asking for feedback, especially when a situation goes badly. Or go to someone you trust and ask them for feedback on how you handle things. I think that you can never fail if you treat everyone with the highest respect that you can offer. I would say it this - how would you treat someone you greatly respect? And then do that with everyone. I greet people on the street with a simple hello or if we are walking, running, or cycling for exercise, I wave. I want people to be seen as I hope to be seen. I open doors for men and women alike. I confirm their name if I am unsure how it is pronounced. And I tell people "I don't know" when I am asked a question that I really do not know the answer. I also tell them no when I really do not have the time to help. Treating people with respect in all situations can really help you lead a satisfying life. All of those situations can go awry, don't get me wrong. But starting at a place of respect, for me, is better than any alternative.

Gloria

Your answer is very informative, I need to read that, I really appreciate all your support Saul C.

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Kelly’s Answer

I think there are a lot of great answers here - I would just add that I think it's really important to network. I know it can be hard and uncomfortable to get out and meet new people but no matter what your career is, knowing others in your industry and having people to give you advice, help you solve a problem, or help you find that next job is SO HELPFUL! I wouldn't underestimate the power of a strong network. You can do this through attending industry conferences and events (and actively engaging and meeting new people), asking your existing friends in your network who they recommend you meet, asking your college professors or boss who they would recommend as a good resource, etc. I used to throw little events for other "juniors" in my field and we would all get together for a beer... those relationships formed over 10 years ago still pay off!

Wow!!! It is so exciting to have your answers and your advice, they really help me a lot, I suppose that now I will meet new friends and I will do everything you tell me, I appreciate it too much !!! Saul C.

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