Job Title & Company: International Partner, Head of International Retail & Leisure Consultancy, Cushman & Wakefield
Specialism: International retail, F&B & leisure new market entry and location strategy.
What’s the best career advice you have ever been given?
Several pieces of advice – all of which are as relevant today as they were at the time I read about or was given them.
Be yourself and be true to yourself.
Focus on what you’re good at. By focusing on your best skills, knowledge and experience, you will draw confidence from knowing that you are good at your job. Accept that you cannot be good at everything and worry about the things you can do something about.
If you think you have a case for promotion or more responsibility – just ask and do not think twice about it. If you do not ask, you certainly will not get it. However be prepared, provide evidence and always lead with your best skills and experience.
To coin a phrase – go for it, what is the worst that can happen?