Also, just as important: the worst career advice you’ve ever received.
A discussion at an AJC blog with comments like:
Best Advice: Leverage personal contacts to meet people you want to work for/with.
Best advice during the interview: Pause before answering a question and make eye contact.
Best Advice: You work for many managers. Some of them will be good, some of them not, but you’ll learn something from all of them.
Worst Advice: Sending out resumes and waiting by the phone.
Worst Advice: Just be patient.
Worst Advice: I was literally told, when I called a hiring manager for advice, that I should start smoking and it would make my voice sound deeper.