Real Life: Career Tips

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?


  1. Excel
  2. People Skills- after 2 e-mails pick up the phone.
  3. 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.

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