I’ve been “networking” a lot recently, trying to get career advice from both peers and professionals in the industry. Only a few professionals that do get back to me, and those that do offer the above sort of platitudes. My peers don’t give me anything more concrete, but that’s understandable. I mean, they don’t want me getting jobs that they could potentially get! So it’s more inspirational quotes and well-meaning but ultimately pointless morale boosters. “You’re really talented/ you know what you’re doing/ you’ll go far/ you’ll make it.” Just the other day my fortune cookie was like:
UH YEAH I DUNNO ABOUT THAT.