Fortune 500 CEOs and top execs reveal what to do in your 20s to set yourself up for an awesome career


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Sheryl Sandberg's advice to 20-somethings: take big risks and find a rocket ship.

If you want to run the business world someday, you need to start building an awesome career for yourself early.

Current and former Fortune 500 executives, as well as other business leaders, have given some great career advice on Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It."

From Sheryl Sandberg to Steve Ballmer, we pulled the best advice they gave for 20-somethings who have big business ambitions.


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Here's the master class episode from top executives on what to do in your 20s to set yourself up for career success. Or read on for a transcript of the advice if you'd rather skim than listen.