Just starting my design journey and looking for tips from experienced designers.

What are your biggest career lessons?

What resources & trends should I know about?

Hit me with your advice!

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MBA is also very important to me and I want to maximize my chances for H/S/W

Hope is next gig (MBB or GE) then MBA then PE

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Haven’t been in a quota carrying role in 5 years and am looking to switch back into sales or sales engineering. Been in consulting and product management the last few years. Biggest hurdle will be demonstrating my ability to hit quota. Any advice for jumping this hurdle??

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Hi folks!

I'm new to this platform. Brief Intro - A B.A (Tourism and Travel Management) grad from BLR, total 5.8 years of experience in Customer/Client focused Services and Business Development. Working for an Ed-tech as a Business Development Manager. (2+ yrs)
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