The DIY Career: Start. Now.

Detailed view of a sprinter in the starting blocks

When I was starting out, way back before there was an Internet or an AOL Jobs, starting a career meant you had to look for your first big break.

You had to find your way into some company, because without it you couldn't do much at all. Without the company you had no on-the-job training, no connections, and no way that you could prove that you could be a useful employee.

Today, if I could offer just one piece of advice to people who want to get started, it would be just two short words.

Start. Now.