Create your breakout moment: Take risks to get the job you really want | Sally Susman

September 3rd, 2019

Big Think

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: By putting yourself out there and overcoming anxieties, you just might land your dream job. - When it comes to advancing your career, taking those first steps can be intimidating. Making a big move often incites anxiety and fear surrounding imperfection. - Sally Susman, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer, reminds that the pursuit of perfection can be the enemy of taking that next step. She urges us to express ambition and embrace rejection, which should be considered a temporary setback — not a death sentence. - Go for the bold move, whether that means moving to a new city or entering a new field. Taking the risk could lead to your breakout moment in your career. Sally Susman is Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer. She directs Pfizer's global communications and public affairs activities, as well as heads the firm's corporate responsibility group. Earlier in her career, she spent eight years in government service focused on international trade issues. If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: Read more at Follow Big Think here: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: