Yesterday, Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network had the opportunity to get to know Chris Baum, CEO & President of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and to receive some career advice.

Here are a few of the items he pointed out to our young professionals:

    • Be the best you can be
    • Take the high road
    • Don’t react to extremes
    • Care, but don’t care too much, business is business
    • When appropriate, be aggressive
    • Keep your mouth shut when you are being provoked, don’t lose your cool
    • Don’t be so focused on moving up, enjoy the job you are in. Money and titles aren’t everything but job satisfaction is important.
    • Do fewer more important things better, big impact things are what are going to make a difference
    • Look for ways to set yourself apart
    • Establish work/life balance
    • Surround yourself with great talent, you will benefit from having great people around you
    • Have the confidence to know that if someone wants your job, you hired the right person
    • Make sure the people around you are not clones of yourself, let their personality shine through