Career

We Turned Our Parents’ Best Career Advice Into Inspirational Phone Wallpapers

Navigating your way through grownup jobs is hard you guys. It’s like, you go to school, go to uni, work some chill part-time gigs then next thing you know you’re wearing button ups, have to set alarms and are stuck in the nine-to-five life.

Don’t us wrong, it’s fine and you get used to it, but during trying times, it pays to get some advice from those who know best – Mum and Dad. Now we could have just gathered some of our rents’ best quotes, but we see that and raise you a bunch of inspirational phone wallpapers.

You mightn’t have known you needed this. Regardless, you’re welcome.

Find the most wholesome reasons to work

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“Work not because of financial merit but work to inspire others through your determination, commitment and leadership. And of course be true to yourself – that matters most.” – Mrs Yang.


Dress for the job you want

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“Wear clean shoes to your interview and choose a career that you enjoy.” — Mrs Stott


Be a boss (literally) 

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“Start your own business if you can. It’s hard work but rewarding.

“You have to be passionate and love what you do, keep up with trends and don’t be scared of change/risks. Oh and have a good accountant and capital in place.

“Stuff working for other people.” — Mrs Vozzo


Follow your dreams, not the dollars

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“Follow your heart and pursue a career in what you have a genuine interest in. It’s not all about the money!” – Mrs Richards


Luck will only get you so far

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“Go with your passion. The first job you have may not be the one you like, but be patient because it may lead to something unexpected. Also, don’t rely on luck – hard work is necessary too.” – Mrs Rawson


No really, you’ve got to put in the work

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“The harder you work, the luckier you become. And if you’re going to do it, do it properly! There will be loads of paths along the way, and the one you choose will work, so long as you do too.’ – Mr Johnston


Always do your best

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“Choose a career that interests you because you’ll be working for a long time. And be prepared to change the direction of your career so you can take advantage of opportunities that arise. Whatever career you choose, do the best job you can.” – Mrs Cunningham


Know your worth

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“Take every opportunity that is offered and ALWAYS value your work. Never sell yourself short.”– Diane Wilson

There you have it. All of the inspirational phone wallpapers you could ever want! And remember, whenever you’re feeling lost in your career or could just do with an outsider’s perspective, give your parents a holler.


Bradley is a writer from regional NSW and he didn’t come here to make friends, he came to win. He tweets infrequently to his 43 followers @bradjohnston_.