5 Best Pieces of Career Advice

After we graduate from high school or college, we're tossed into the workforce to fend for ourselves. Unfortunately, learning the ins and outs of building a worthwhile career can take years, if not decades, to figure out.

But it doesn't have to. For example, one user on a popular career advice forum asked, “What is some career advice that people usually learn too late in life?” Here are the best responses.

 Best Pieces of Career Advice

Value Yourself Over Your Employer The top-rated response encouraged workers to always value themselves over the company for which they work. That means standing up for your rights, leaving toxic work environments, advocating for your lunch break, and more.

Leave Jobs More Often to Get Better Raise While many people are taught that good workers stay at the same job for many years, some commenters argue that this is company propaganda to prevent people from finding better opportunities elsewhere.

Act Confident Even if You Don't Feel Confident Confidence is all about faking it until you make it. For example, many users agreed that most people at work are just as clueless as you, but they're good at pretending they're not.

Always Keep Learning Users encouraged workers never to stop learning. “The degree you got in your 20s won't carry you through your career,” one person wrote. Sign up for online courses, read books, or even watch documentaries to continue advancing your education

Workplace bullying and harassment are real. If you are victimized in the workplace, there is no good reason to stick it out.  “Honestly, I'm so tired of living in fight or flight mode, and therapy has been expensive and slow.”

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