You know what assumptions do? Make an a$$ out of you and me. You've probably heard that one before.
Scott and Andrew discuss the top career assumptions that can impact your career negatively.
Top 10 Worst Assumptions:
Leaders will see your performance and promote you for doing a good job.
Your coworkers have the same values that you do.
Everyone works just as hard as you do.
Don't need to learn anything new to be successful.
No one knows more than you do.
Everyone communicates the same way you do.
The norms of work-life will remain constant under new leadership.
The reason that your career isn't where you want it to be has nothing to do with you.
A company won't layoff or terminate your employment because you are "too valuable."
That people trust you.
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locum job seekers radio. I'm Andrew and I'm Scott this production this podcast is meant to provide you the listener meaningful support support to find great careers faster. And that's whether you're working or not. Today's episode is brought to you by the anatomy of a networking conversation. This is an e book doc. A free resource that we've created and you can download it at job. Seekers radio DOT COM do it today. Don't miss out. Don't Miss Today's episode. We're talking talking about a very common situation. That comes up the ten worst assumptions you can make in your career and this is coming from combined. Work Experience no no say accounting. Yeah I have. We have a lot of experience and making these worst assumptions. We leave and and I wish I could say that I don't anymore Is Part of the human. I'm an experience. We do make assumptions and sometimes they don't lead us where we think they should. We want to go over a list of things that we think are the most those common and probably the worst assumptions that we can make when we get into conversations whether that's in an interview in a networking conversation in a work conversation. You're on the job and maybe you're having an important conversation with someone else. Then again. It may be what you think is an unimportant conversation that might lead somewhere. These are assumptions that we have made. Generally we would agree that these were trip. Everybody up and it's not like we're not still making some of these assumptions. We're we're just articulating these to actually speak to ourselves as well as we go through our careers to make sure that we're taking consideration of all of them and not assuming assuming that we aren't going to have an assumption we do we will always. How do we minimize the impact? That some of these assumptions have and and if we can avoid these that we're gonNA be talking about. I think it's going to help get us to where we WANNA be. The first assumption is assuming others will see your performance and you'll be offered a promotion because of it. We all hope for that. We are working in a culture where hard work pays off. That's that's the myth and for a lot of people that actually works. There's more to it than just hard work. We want to make sure that people have their eyes wide open to all of the things that happen. We talk about politics at work. Nobody really likes. I can't say nobody. Few people really enjoy the politics at work. Many people have figured out how to navigate it. I'm reminded of when I first came out of college. I got my first job out of college at a Columbia Sportswear and it was a company any. I really wanted to have a long career with and I made an assumption that if I worked hard kept my nose to the grindstone right. Did good work and that people would see. See it and put me into a slot and say hey you know. If you're going to consider somebody for that position you should look at Andrew and that never happened ...
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