A great list Chris! I’d add: be wary of the promise that you can easily pivot. Sometimes you can, but so many jobs want prior experience in that industry, and hiring managers are tasked with finding a low-risk candidate with all the boxes checked, not an unknown. I started in transportation planning consulting, moved to a public-sector client to do PR, then went back to school for an M.B.A., hoping to move into e-commerce, retail, and/or fashion. Two years later I’m still doing freelance consulting and looking for a FT…

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