The PETRIe team sat down to discuss what they would say is their greatest advice for those looking to start out in their career, and everyone else in between.
Zadrian Smith, Editor-in-Chief:
Campbell Addy, Creative Director and Youth and Subculture Editor:
The greatest piece of advice that I could give someone is that your point of view is unique. Everything you’ve experienced in your life has made you who you are, take from it and apply it to whatever you’re doing with 100 per cent confidence because there isn’t another person out there who has experienced life through your eyes. Another important piece of advice - though it may be a bit of a cliché - is that everything is possible. You can do it, never say no, problem solve, figure things out, learn new skills - you can only grow with that in mind.
Grace Carter, Editorial and Features Director:
Find what makes you happy and run with it. Don’t think about making money. Don’t think about what will make you successful. Just find what makes you wake up with a smile on your face and grab it with open arms. The rest will follow. We are on the planet for a finite amount of time. Think about what things will make you happy when you look back on your life, and always, always indulge in those times while you can! And hold close to your heart the ones that make you happy too - family and friends are so important. Make sure they remain your priority, even when work is busy. Also, never underestimate the value of manners or the importance of being nice in life - it will open more doors for you than any amazing C.V. will.
Desi Lazarova, International Fashion Director:
Research and educate yourself on the field of your practice. You can never have enough knowledge. Practice your craft and experiment. Do everything for yourself and not for others. Make connections with the right people early on.
Desmond Lim Zhengs, Fashion Contributor:
Never rest on your laurels. Constantly evolve and improve. The world moves at a light-speed pace, so should we!
Katie Aske, Features Editor:
Don’t be afraid to approach people. We are all human. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
Elizabeth Neep, Features Associate:
Don’t do life alone; live with others and for others - and bring a heart of thankfulness to all you do. Discover who you are and be it, allowing yourself to change your mind, develop, learn, slip, fall, adapt.
Angela Hamilton-Daley, Beauty Editor:
Never give up on your dreams, be true to yourself, and embrace your individuality.
Blake Erik, Beauty Contributor:
Martin Brown, Financial Director and Politics Editor:
Keep on trying and be as positive as you can be about life.
Brillant Nyansago, Managing Editor and Social Media Editor:
Observe as much, read as much and listen to as much as you can.
Sorana Serban, Art Editor:
To listen and ask.
Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes, Lifestyle Editor:
Don’t over-think it, and take every opportunity - it’s the things you let pass you by that you regret the most.
Dimas Bian, Music Editor:
Stay curious and keep stretching yourself and never, ever get comfortable; in the end, all is full of love.
Words: Team Collective
Image Source: Visionaire No.17, 1996