There’s no such thing as a linear career path

Thoughts on career paths. They are always different from what you expect them to be. One thing they are mostly not: Straight and straightforward.


MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What is one piece of advice all millennials should take before entering the workforce? is written by Trish Lukasik, Senior Vice President of Sales at PepsiCo.

Raised on technology in an ever-increasing globalized world, millennials are entering the workplace with a special kind of zeal. I love it. And I don’t see them as very different than the younger me. But, there is one piece of advice I wish someone would have told me at their age: your learning has just begun.

Your first job may not be glamorous, and you may be surprised how little it has to do with what you learned in college, but pay attention – you will do your most intense learning here. Your first few positions will help create a foundation…

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