Unless you can invent a time-traveling machine or become Jennifer Garner’s character in “13 Going on 30,” you may never get a second chance to go back in time and re-do or undo parts of your life you wish you could change. Fortunately for you, we asked real-life seasoned professionals to spill secrets and offer up advice they would give to their younger job-seeking selves.
Here’s a roundup of the best advice we compiled — listen, learn and take a page out of the playbook from these pros.
Expand your horizons.
–Elsa Wong, via LinkedIn
“I would tell my younger self: Don’t be afraid to try anything outside of your comfort zone.”
–Leana Nieto, via Twitter
“The advice I would give is to intern and volunteer as much as possible. So many times I would be in an interview and no one would care about my MBA — they would ask about work experience and any internships that I held. Even if it’s part time, it shows that you went above and beyond and are willing to dedicate your time to a cause.”