Show, Don’t Tell

When I started work at Google, I expected to stroll in and manage the sexiest projects. But reality slapped me in the face. Hard. I quickly realized: your resume may get you the job BUT it doesn’t mean much afterwards. As my boss said, “You must prove yourself all over again.” So I did the dirty work. Nothing was beneath me. 3 years later, I find myself leading projects meant for much older employees. So when recent graduates ask for advice, I tell them: stop dwelling on past accomplishments. Just show them. Kick ass on the task no matter how small. And soon, you’ll get to lead the bigger stuff.