For our Real Life Career Tips series, we asked working professionals to share their wisdom and insight.
Name: Rob Manor
Company: Foundation Medicine
Position: Regional Sales Director
Q: What book do you recommend to students?
A: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Q: What is one skill you recommend students learn?
- People Skills- after 2 e-mails pick up the phone.
- Write Thank You notes by hand-it goes a long way and people remember that.
Q: What is your favorite motto or inspirational quote?
A: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence!” -Vince Lombardi
Q: What piece of advice do you wish someone would have given you in college?
A: You will face many challenges and hurdles in life and in work! Focus on what you can control, your moral character, your attitude, and your work ethic.