Are you getting good career advice? Make sure you are seeking career advice from successful people – not clowns!
If someone tells you the career you are seeking is “Hard” or “Doesn’t pay”, or whatever it is they are telling you. Make sure this person is successful! It seems so obvious, doesn’t it? I know a lot of people that take career advice from their kids, neighbors, family members and sometimes…losers!
Although some of these people will be sincere about their advice (notice I said, some of these people), you really shouldn’t be advised by people that have absolutely no clue about what they are talking about. Now, I am not talking about a family member or friend that is in the career field you want to be in. Obviously, they may be able to help you. I am talking about people that have absolutely no experience in the career field you are trying to get into or they themselves are not very successful.
I know that sounds mean, doesn’t it? But, you really shouldn’t listen to people that haven’t done anything in their careers or their lives! Unsuccessful people love to give career advice to others. They do it all the time. When these types of people start volunteering their advice, you need to ask yourself a question. What has this person ever accomplished? And, should I really be listening to them?
I have found that people with losing attitudes, love to have company. The more people they can bring down to them, the better. These types of people do not have your best interest. Don’t listen! You don’t have to be rude, just tell them “thanks” and then seek out a career professional or someone that is in the career field you want to be in. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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