The twenties are really about trying to figure out who you are. Looking back on my twenties, one of the things that I wish I had done was follow my passion more. I had this amazing career but I think that I would’ve done things differently if I had really thought about it at the time. When I graduated from college I drove across the country with a friend. Then I got back to New York and I said, “I’m guess I’m an adult now.
Some advice from a 7×7 Mentor Salon on entrepreneurship. It touches on a familiar feeling for many 20-somethings as they navigate their career and look at their peers…”am I there yet?”There is this sense of instant success. You read these articles on 20-somethings who start a company and a year later they’re getting all these investments. You get his sense of OMG..what am I not doing? The timeframe is not ten years anymore. It’s like 2 years. And I’m late. I’m late.
One more from the Reinventing America Summit from Forbes. Mary Barra, CEO of GM, gave the keynote speech and one of her comments has stuck with me. it was advice for young professionals — and good for any age — but particularly relevant in these graduation days! Own the job. Do it like you are going to do it for the rest of your life. Talk to your supervisor about what you are DOING. The person always asking, “What is next?” “When is the next promotion?” is not doing the best at the job they are in.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".