“Don’t mess with your reputation”

If Greg Savage was to sit down with 18-year-old self for a coffee and he could offer him one piece of advice today, he would tell him to guard his reputation.

Your reputation is one of the few things you own throughout your career, so try not to tarnish it. Make the right decisions and develop meaningful relationships.

Your reputation is made or broken by moments of truth through your interactions between clients, work colleagues even friends and family, so make sure you show you are interested in the people around you to make them like you.

Sometimes it is the toughest moments we go through that will either enhance your reputation or destroy it. When the going gets tough, don’t give up and keep working hard.

Your pride is at stake, your legacy is at stake and much more, so make sure you leave a repuation that others can look up to and want to follow in your direction.

What advice would you share with your 18-year-old self?


Greg Savage is a trusted advisor and respected voice across the global recruitment and professional services industries, and is also a regular keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

He also runs a very successful blog caled the “The Savage Truth” and he was voted the most influential recruiter in Australia in the past 60 years.

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