October 23, 2008
Yikes!Hey college students and young professionals - have you seen the lead story on WSJ's CareerJournal today? Not to mention, their follow up punch to the gut - an excerpt from a book that refers to you as "trophy kids" and discusses why your egos are going to get the best of you in the workplace. Don't worry... CAREEREALISM is coming to your rescue!The following career tips are for college students and recent grads (all 2.5+M of you) who aren't afraid to hear the hard truth about the American workplace. You may not like what you read, but if you really want to get ahead and find work that makes you happy, then you must face reality head on. Think of it as a paper cut – you can either apply the right care to it now, or you can ignore it, only to wake up and find it infected. Which will you do? I work with hundreds of professionals who always tell me the same thing, “I wish I had known these tips when I was starting out." So please, don't ignore the facts. A jump start to a better future is available to those who heed these tips – guaranteed.