3 to See: Making the Most of Your Career

April 26, 2013

LinkedIn's Influencers shared stories of their best career mistakes this week: Newyorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson got fired from "60 Minutes" -- in less than 60 minutes. Golden State Warriors owner Peter Guber fired Jeremy Lin before he became a superstar. And Accretive Solutions CEO Richard Moran accidentally hit the "Reply All" button. (See more best mistakes here.)

It's proof that career paths can be unpredictable. Yet you can still hone and guide them -- and learn from your mistakes. These three presentations from the past week touch on just that.

1. SAP social strategist Todd Wilms, who has 20 years of leadership roles at companies like eBay and PeopleSoft under his belt, shares the top 10 lessons he wishes he'd known at the start of his career. They're good reminders to keep for any stage of your career!

2. You've probably been told dozens of times to follow your passion. How many people actually do it? One of the world's greatest cricket commentators started his career in engineering and management before deciding to pursue his dream. Here's a look at his career journey:

3. This presentation is written for product managers and developers, but the advice applies to all. Check out these six tips for leveraging your career:

What career advice do you have? What's your best career mistake? What lessons can you teach others? Share them on SlideShare!