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‘Best career advice I received from my mom’

Sarah Sipek, CareerBuilder writer

Moms are full of advice. Sometimes you want to hear it, sometimes you don’t. But when it comes time to make a major decision—especially regarding your career—your mom’s advice can often help you make the right decision.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we posed the question on social media, “What’s the best career advice your mom has ever given you?” Here’s a roundup of answers we received:

Work Hard

“You can do anything you put your mind to. Don’t give up and be complacent.” – Dayanna De La Cruz

“Stay focused and hold it together.” – Michael Smith

“Work hard—or don’t. It’s up to you. But the results are how others will judge you, so you might want to make sure they see the best of you.” – Joseph Braithwaite

Find Your Passion

“Do whatever makes you happy, but do it right! If you do it, you will get everything you want in life and more. Challenge yourself and enjoy it.” – Christina M.

“Do what you love.” – Aimee Jalbert

“Don’t settle.” – Elizabeth Witte

“Know your priorities and make it work.” – Meagan Chauvin Kohls

“Do something you enjoy and have a passion for it! Life is too short, don’t get stuck doing a job you don’t like!” – Tanya Watts

Be A Good Person

“Be a good human. There’s a lot of scope in that and no competition at all!” – Anuj Rastogi

“Be kind to everyone.” – Ellen Anderson

“Always send a hand-written thank you card, whether you got the job or not.” – Zach Harker

“You catch more bees with honey than vinegar.” – Vernette Hilbert

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