Forbes.com recently posted an excellent article about the 16 common pieces of career advice that are actually false. They had members of the Forbes Coaches Council, talk about some common advice they’ve heard, and why it doesn’t really work. Some examples are no one hires in the summer, a resume must be one page, and do what you want and the money will follow.
During the Industrial Revolution, factories needed to be running around the clock so employees during this era frequently worked between 10-16 hour days. In the 1920s however, Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, decided to try something different: his workers would only work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
If this podcast were to go silent for 30 seconds, what would you do? Would you immediately switch over to another app, say Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to check what is going on until the podcast came back on air?
Career milestones. They shape us, define us, and test us. Career milestones can be good – like getting that promotion you have been aiming for – or bad – like messing up an interview, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or sitting idly by while an opportunity passes you by.
A common issue our generation is trying to cope with is work-life balance. For our parents’ generation, most people could survive on one income. At the same time, unions were born, giving way to the 9-5 work day.