A prescription for a vibrant career from Maggie Livingston '84, a registered nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maggie Livingston Ask a MentorWe invited Adelphi alumni who are part of the University’s Alumni Mentoring Program to share their career insights with Adelphi University Magazine readers.

This week’s respondent is Maggie Livingston ’84, a registered nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center.

What is the worst career advice you’ve received? I have never gotten bad career advice.

Which is more important: making money or loving what you do? Loving what you do is definitely more important than money. If you’re miserable doing your job, it’s not worth the money!

How much of your day do you spend on social media and what is your favorite platform? I do not use social media sites at all.

What makes a résumé stand out? I think lengthy experience for an employer, and volunteer work stands out on a  résumé.

What turns you off from a résumé ? A résumé should not have grammatical errors, show job-hopping or a lack of uniqueness.

What is the best way to pass time on a long commute? A great way to pass time on a long commute is to read a good book.

Previous entries in the Ask a Mentor Series:
Epic Records executive Scott Dimig ’06
ABC News Radio Vice President and General Manager Steve Jones ’89
Adelphi Career Center Assistant Director of Experiential Learning Bernadine Waller, M.A. ’10
Private Wifi Social Media Manager Jillian Ryan ’07
Caesars Entertainment Corporation Corporate Manager of Instructional Design Tara Rohloff-Bodine ’02
Med School Tutors Co-Founder and Executive Director Robert Meekins ’06
Adaptive Leadership Strategies President and CEO Brenda Harrington ’79

Part of the Adelphi University Magazine Ask a Mentor Series


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