Avoiding making decisions based on poor career advice: Opinion


In a recent article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Aaron Basko discusses the “worst career advice” he has ever received and other conventional “wisdom” that can lead to poor career decisions. Basko writes that individuals who are told that they are not ready to move into a higher position should instead make a decision based on their situation and desired career path and advises staff who are asked to be loyal at the cost of honesty or as a result of a culture of fear to steer clear. While others may say to not worry about office bullies, the author notes that this rarely works and that individuals should be prepared to intentionally create a working relationship with them. Finally, Basko writes that results are not the only things that matter, and that individuals must consider the ramifications of taking risks for themselves. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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