12 career tips from tech CEOs

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Work hard, seize opportunities, think differently, say tech CEOs to young workers

It's a long way from mowing lawns and washing windows to the CEO's office, but today's tech chiefs haven't forgotten where they started in the working world. Here's their advice for young employees just getting started in the working world.

It's a long way from mowing lawns and washing windows to the CEO's office, but today's tech titans haven't forgotten where they started in the working world. When Network World asked tech CEOs to talk about their first jobs, more than 30 obliged (click here to read about their experiences making licorice, cleaning hotel rooms, shoveling monkey cages, and scuba diving). They also offered advice for newcomers in the working world. Here's what they had to say:

1. Expect criticism

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