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Posted 2017-03-04T00:36:53Z

Common Career Tips You Should Question

When you first start climbing up the career ladder, you may find yourself at a very vulnerable and exciting time. Every job seeker wants to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible without making mistakes. However, it’s not always correct to follow in the footsteps of your idols in business. As a result, you may often follow the advice that may not work the way it was intended. In this article, you will learn the most common career tips you should question and try to avoid.

Having a Five-Year Plan

In the past, the companies used to grow slowly, which meant people could count on their jobs for as long as they needed or wanted to stay. Back then, it was necessary to have a five-year plan. Those days have gone, and today young people tend to be real job-hoppers. Nowadays, the economy is more unsteady. As a result, plenty of companies and businesses appear and disappear quickly, so you never know what opportunities are waiting for you around the corner. That’s why there is no need in coming up with a five-year plan because it isn’t going to help you jump on those important opportunities that arise from time to time.

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Working Hard

It’s significant work hard if you want to achieve great results. But don’t tend to be overworking as it may lead to destructive consequences for you and the company you are working for. You need to have short breaks and vacations in order to restore your mental and physical health. Don’t try to impress your boss by forcing yourself to work extra.

Saying “Yes”

If you always say “yes” your boss and co-workers will think you are a person with everlasting willingness to do and take on more. It can mean a promotion-worthy and admirable trait of character. But just imagine the possible outcomes of saying yes all the time and not knowing how to refuse correctly. First of all, you will take on more work and duties, which can burn you out. More than that, you can even fail to accomplish the tasks due to lack of experience in this field. Learn how to say “no” when necessary.

Education is Necessary and It Pays for Itself

Of course, you need to have an education but not necessarily Master’s degree, which can cost up to $100,000 or more. People who rush out to get a degree and take a loan, which they will have to repay for many years, are choosing the wrong track. Formal education can be important in certain contexts but it’s certainly not better than self-learning or getting knowledge through experience. Funny stories about millionaires who have never got a degree or even gone to college prove that you don’t need an expensive and famous program to obtain important skills. Especially today, when plenty of open-source learning resources and free online course are available.

Arrive the First and Leave Work the Last

Such tips came from the old-world idea that the more hours you work the more your employer will be pleased with you. But only because you spend extra hours at the office doesn’t mean you spend this time working. It may not be that impressive for your recruiter. The more important is whether or not your work brings measurable results.

Don’t take such tips too literally. Follow the advice that makes sense for you.

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