Business Owners Reveal The Worst Career Advice They Were Given

No matter the milestone you are approaching, there is always someone with the advice they feel you should heed. 

We asked nine professionals about the worst career advice they have ever received. The painful truth is lousy career advice is in abundance, and from their responses, that is not changing anytime soon.

The harsh reality is that most people won't make enough money to survive if they only follow their passions. That doesn't mean skipping your passions. Instead, pursue a career that makes a ton of money and work on your passions on the side.

“Follow your passions, and the money will come!”

Sajana said, “Everyone says to fake it till you make it so that you can get a job you aren't qualified for and then cruise to the next level.

“Fake it till you make it.”

However, succeeding in any job requires effort. Fake it till you make it mindset will not get you where you need to be to elevate your career.

Jason Butler was advised to focus on education, and everything else such as buying a house would fall into place afterwards. 

“Go to college, and the job will come.”

He said, “In the past, the above statement might have been true, but unfortunately, that's not the case anymore. You can't just go to college and expect an excellent, high-paying job afterward. These days you have to do more than that. You have to network and meet people in the profession that interests you.

Amanda Kay states, “Some jobs are terrible, but that doesn't mean you should just quit them. Quitting a job is a big deal! You could be unemployed for months and have no way to support yourself or your family."

“Just quit!”

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