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5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Uranus1: 4:00am On Oct 23, 2018
Career advice is cheap and many people actually think they are good at advising others about their occupation.
A career is an occupation of a profession that defines a significant part of your life and when seeking advice about this, you need to be careful because not all career advice is good.
Here are five bad pieces of advice you should absolutely ignore.

1. Take any salary you are offered
''You know there is no job anywhere and this one is probably the best you can get. Just take that small salary they offered you and as time goes on you can move on to a better job''.
This piece of advice seems good because the person giving it does not want you to be unemployed. Nevertheless, don't just accept any salary offer. The employers actually have a range and they expect you to negotiate your salary.

2. You might hate that job, but don't quit
This is probably the most negative career advice you can get. Don't let someone who does not know what you go through at work and how frustrating the job is advice you to stay in a job you despise.

3. Stay as long as you're comfortable with the job
No. If you really want to have a career you won't stay in a job because you are simply comfortable. Job satisfaction is also important. It is when you have this you grow and enjoy your career.

4. Just take a job for now even if you don't want it
Except you're very broke and you need money, accepting any job offer is absolutely a wrong career advice. A piece of advice like this will only leave you sad and unmotivated in the job.

5. Follow the money
One of the reasons you want a job and a career is to make money but the salary shouldn't be the only consideration when accepting or staying in a job. Money is not everything. If you are earning big but you are not happy with the job, you may need to consider another job. Don't follow the money at the expense of your happiness.

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by cooldipo(m): 6:11am On Oct 23, 2018
Thanks for sharing......





I am that friend you never had!
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Captainmudi(m): 7:06am On Oct 23, 2018
Stc
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Nobody: 7:06am On Oct 23, 2018
Somethings and situations have to be looked in perspective.

One thing I have realised is :"when you're in the job circle, more opportunities come your way", cos you are constantly improving yourself, you're availed more opportunities and you can network better.

Contrast to when you're waiting for that job which suits your paper qualification. Baba you go wait till your parents use style to show you the door.

I have learnt that you can stoop to conquer, I have also learnt that God works with what you have at the moment, not with your potential. And again I have learnt that the height by which great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight..

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Factfinder1(m): 7:06am On Oct 23, 2018
True
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by iamjosisky: 7:07am On Oct 23, 2018
Seconded
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by TheOdd1sOut: 7:07am On Oct 23, 2018
True talk
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Sagaciousd1: 7:09am On Oct 23, 2018
Thanks a bunch
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by IMASTEX: 7:09am On Oct 23, 2018
Nice advise but not applicable to Nigeria.

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by cooldipo(m): 7:09am On Oct 23, 2018
Don't quit until you have secured another especially if you have dependant! shocked

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Dwayne22(m): 7:09am On Oct 23, 2018
I totally disagree with number 2

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by sotall(m): 7:10am On Oct 23, 2018
Hmm.. nice points


The fifth point is an advice to someone considering a career in kidnapping and arm-robbery

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by nony43(m): 7:10am On Oct 23, 2018
This is so true
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by FreshBoss007: 7:11am On Oct 23, 2018
taking a job out of fear of unemployment

Uranus1:


1. Take any salary you are offered
''You know there is no job anywhere and this one is probably the best you can get. Just take that small salary they offered you and as time goes on you can move on to a better job''.

I hate it whenever an employer uses this statement, using negative psychology to enslave naive graduates
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by tunary(m): 7:12am On Oct 23, 2018
This is when employers take advantage of worker's salaries, paying peanuts just because jobs are scarce
what a pity
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Nobody: 7:13am On Oct 23, 2018
Follow the $$$
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by sojayy(m): 7:13am On Oct 23, 2018
Try download more sense, this is naija, i repeat.... this is naija....wey choiced job no dey exist.

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Nobody: 7:14am On Oct 23, 2018
nice write up...very true sha
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by nepapole(m): 7:14am On Oct 23, 2018
this is Nigeria ooo..
Hunger is real.

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by obajoey(m): 7:39am On Oct 23, 2018
EsotericMonk:
Somethings and situations have to be looked in perspective.

One thing I have realised is :"when you're in the job circle, more opportunities come your way", cos you are constantly improving yourself, you're availed more opportunities and you can network better.

Contrast to when you're waiting for that job which suits your paper qualification. Baba you go wait till your parents use style to show you the door.

I have learnt that you can stoop to conquer, I have also learnt that God works with what you have at the moment, not with your potential. And again I have learnt that the height by which great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight..

Nice points.
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Majesticniyi(m): 7:41am On Oct 23, 2018
It's like these ones are typing from Canada grin

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by CHRISDMANAGER(m): 8:07am On Oct 23, 2018
If you people(graduates and non graduates) can overcome the fear of what people will say and put shame in the pocket and engage in rural agriculture,at the long-run;their will understand that most of this employers are enslaving them...Sun rather beat me from 8-6pm working for myself ,than for me to be under conditional A/C working from 6-6pm..

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Dizzytee(m): 8:59am On Oct 23, 2018
Majesticniyi:
It's like these ones are typing from Canada grin


Hahahaha, lol....

na real canada if not normal person that live in naija wont think this way..

a bird @ hand is far better than millions in the bush

back are those days they said patient dog eat d fattest bone, this days na hunger go kill that patient dog

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Dizzytee(m): 9:02am On Oct 23, 2018
TheOdd1sOut:
True talk
Work With What You Av @ The Moment Nt Potentials
I Guess U Live In Europe? If Not Hmmm
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by vicholas(m): 9:09am On Oct 23, 2018
Thanks for the advice
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Ugosample(m): 9:09am On Oct 23, 2018
Majesticniyi:
It's like these ones are typing from Canada grin

LMAO cheesy

they don't know what's up tongue

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by SamgoldBaba(m): 9:51am On Oct 23, 2018
Good write-up
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by Olamilekan08(m): 10:52am On Oct 23, 2018
I think the title of this post should be "5 career advice you should not ignore in Nigeria "

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Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by millionboi2: 10:59am On Oct 23, 2018
CHRISDMANAGER:
If you people(graduates and non graduates) can overcome the fear of what people will say and put shame in the pocket and engage in rural agriculture,at the long-run;their will understand that most of this employers are enslaving them...Sun rather beat me from 8-6pm working for myself ,than for me to be under conditional A/C working from 6-6pm..
only to bcom Abeg at old age......tufiakwa
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by zahratayyab: 11:15am On Oct 23, 2018
Re: 5 Career Advice You Should Absolutely Ignore by kejizy: 11:27am On Oct 23, 2018
nice write up

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