Follow your passion — and avoid making enemies along the way

A farmer field school supported by ACDI/VOCA in Liberia. How does one have a long-lasting career? Photo by: ACDI/VOCA

You build your career — and your resume — one step at a time. And if there’s one thing Paul Guenette, executive vice president of communications and outreach for ACDI/VOCA, has learned, it’s that each of those career experiences will follow you.

“Don’t make enemies early because sure enough, you will run into them again,” he advised.

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