Best Advice for Recent (and Not-So-Recent) Graduates

May 22, 2013

It's that time of the year when "Pomp and Circumstance" fills the air and the excitement of new things to come makes us all a bit giddy. Whether you're in the Class of 2013 or not, graduation season lets us reflect on life's greatest lessons, ambitions and advice.  What would you impart on those embarking on this new stage of life? LinkedIn's Influencers have offered their words of wisdom for recent graduates. There's no shortage of insight on SlideShare, too. Here are a few of our favorite guides for graduates. Be sure to share yours, as well!
Writer and designer Sarah Peck provides inspiration to overcome fears, persist in what you love and make that big plunge. Among her words of wisdom: "Abhor complacency, reject mediocre, deny regular."

"The Start-up of You" author and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman delves into navigating three critical components of a successful career: competition, networks and risk.

From pursuing your passions to learning how to listen, Likeable Media CEO Dave Kerpen provides his 15 tips for a successful and fulfilling life.

What do the experts wish they had known when they were younger? SAP social strategist Todd Wilms shares his top 10 lessons learned. #1: Focus straight ahead.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!