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Are Myths You Tell Yourself About Your Career Holding You Back?

loch ness monsterI recently had the opportunity to speak to groups of young professionals on the topic of how to manage your career.  I framed this talk in terms of career myths that can hold people back.  Myths are stories people make up about the world around them when they don't understand the basis for what they're observing. Most myths, however, do contain a element of truth.  There may or may not be a Loch Ness Monster like the one in the famous photo here, but there are misconceptions about managing your career that can get in the way of your success.

For each of the ten myths I spoke about with these folks, we discussed both the true and false elements of each.  You can see a synopsis of these discussions at the links below:

Getting Started in Your Career

Managing Yourself at Work

What's Your Next Move?

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