Many people believe in a kind of “career mythology.” Their assumptions and expectations are distorted, which gets them into trouble in their careers! Here are the top 10 “myths”:
- The most qualified candidate gets the job offer.
- As long as I have a job, I don’t have to work on my career.
- My professional education stopped when I graduated from school.
- Employers always offer the most generous compensation they can afford.
- If I just do a good job, my position will be secure.
- My resumé is the only document I need to search for a job and advance my career.
- Recruiters will find me a new position, so I don’t have to search for jobs myself.
- Employers are responsible for managing my career path.
- Networking is only for salespeople and jobseekers – I don’t need to network because I have a job.
- Most good opportunities are listed on job web sites, so they’re easy to identify.
If folks don’t grasp the reality of the situation and dispel these misconceptions, they’ll never have a chance to achieve their career potential.
Source: LinkedIn Pulse
Ford R. Myers is a career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC.