How to Get a Job: Advice from Extremely Successful People
The one trait that I look for in new hires is?
Do they create clarity? Do they create energy?
Uh, high energy, desire to learn, and just wanna take the world on.
I look for the biggest gap between skill and ego. I want high skill...low ego.
Somebody who shares our values—to win and do it in a way where you're making a positive contribution.
Great character, passionate about the artist and their work, and believes that when he or she hears "No," that that's the great news, that's the beginning of getting toward "Yes."
The one trait that won't get you hired is?
Competitor obsession as opposed to customer obsession.
Uh, drama. If you introduce drama, no way.
Lack of integrity.
Uh, no values.
What's your best advice for people starting out in their careers?
Start early, start while you're in school, read everything you can, and get an internship as soon as you can.
Work hard. Dream big. Don't take shortcuts. Do the right thing.