The best career advice you should never follow

We all receive lots of well meaning career advice.

Much of this advice perpetuates bias and bad practices, while legitimizes the status quo.

Here's what you should do instead.

Mistake 1:
"Find a mentor"

What you should do:
Don't find a mentor, find a champion who can influence those at the top and help you get ahead.

Mistake 2:
"Be more confident"

What you should do:
Be more humble and don't let your confidence outpace your competence.

Mistake 3:
"Fake it until you make it"

What you should do:
Talk about your achievements in a way that will get you recognition and respect, while staying humble and modest.

Mistake 4:
"Just be yourself"

What you should do:
Stay aware of your limitations and manage your reputation carefully.

What you should do:
Invest time closing your gaps and blindspots before they get in the way of your success.

Mistake 5:
"Play to your strengths"

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