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5 career myths you need to ditch

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Career mythsSo-called conventional wisdom leads you to believe too blindly about what it takes to succeed. Stop automatically believing that:

1. Your résumé shouldn’t exceed one page. If the experience and education that’s included is relevant, clear and concise, it’s OK if it runs longer.

2. You need to stay at a job for a while or it doesn’t “count.” You should remain in your role as long as you are learning and moving forward. For some people that may be only a year; for others it could be 30 years.

3. It’s easier to find a job when you have a job. Recruiters do tend to be more inclined to interview those who are currently employed; however, if a person is unemployed for a logical reason, it won’t be a problem. It’s not uncommon for professionals to quit jobs that cause them stress and burnout to focus on finding something more suitable for them.

4. A college degree entitles you to a raise. Few companies automatically offer a raise because you complete a degree.

5. Your employer should be actively shaping your professional development. Remember, they’re not responsible for providing additional training and ensuring you stay up-to-date with your industry. Some do, but it’s ultimately up to you to continue learning.

— Adapted from “5 Career Advice Myths You Need to Dismiss,” Nicole Webb, Black Enterprise.

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