Today, I’m going to discuss about some of the common Job, occupation, and career related myths that many careerist might believe to be true. Hopefully seeing through some of these Job AND Career related myths and misconceptions can save you from making costly. Best of luck! Is someone from India stealing your job? Do i need an M.B.A. to get rich?
Myth: I should answer or respond on my colleagues’ behalf.
Reality: You should never respond or answer to communications (with clients or superiors) on your colleagues’ behalf, especially to emails, when you are in the ‘cc’ list.
Myth: Following your passion means doing work that has some meaning instead of being a mindless worker ant.
Reality: All work has meaning — even the boring stuff.
Myth: There is one perfect job waiting for me.
Reality: Numerous different paths can be pursued.
Myth: I should always volunteer for tasks
Reality: you should volunteer for stuff at which you have a reasonable chance of success.
Myth: I will have only one career in my lifetime.
Reality: Most people undergo several career changes.
Myth: They’re keeping my resume on file for the next opportunity
Reality: This is just something that they say to be nice. I have never known it to be true.
Myth: I an not making enough money, so clearly I’m not on the right career path.
Reality: Passion does not equate with income.
Myth: It’s too late to change your career plans.
Myth: The most qualified candidate will get the job.
Reality: it’s usually the candidate who is the best fit who will land the job.
Myth: An undergraduate degree won’t get me a decent job.
Reality: It can.
Myth: My major is going to lead to my career.
Reality: Companies typically place more emphasis on previous work experience and job skills than specific majors.
Myth: I must never miss a day of work
Reality: If you are not feeling well, rest!.
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What Job AND Career related myths have you heard that should be added to this list?