Why New Hires Should Focus On The Company They Work For And Not The Job They Are Doing

Ron Storn, the VP of People at Lyft, has a very important piece of advice for recent graduates and anyone else who is on a job search: Focus less on the job itself and more on the company. Solely focusing on a niche career doesn’t make sense and will just hold you back in the long run. Definitely have a career in mind but don’t let that stop you from taking a different position at an organization that you’re interested in working at. Focus on a company with a mission and values that you believe in. Then once you get inside that company, it will be much easier to move around and reach your career goals. Using this advice will enable you to be more successful!

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