9 Pieces of Bad Career Advice These Business Owners Received

Where do you turn to for advice when changing careers or starting a new job? Maneuvering a successful career path can be difficult, and we tend to welcome any help.

No matter the milestone you are approaching, there is always someone with the advice they feel you should heed.

We asked nine professionals about the worst career advice they have ever received. The painful truth is lousy career advice is in abundance, and from their responses, that is not changing anytime soon.

Here are the top pieces we've received for the worst career advice ever:

"Follow your passions, and the money will come!"

The advice given to Melanie Allen of Partners In Fire Blog was to follow her passions and worry about money later. She stated, "We're often told to follow our dreams and worry about the money later.

The harsh reality is that most people won't make enough money to survive if they only follow their passions. That doesn't mean skipping your passions. Instead, pursue a career that makes a ton of money and work on your passions on the side.

Sanjana Vig, a blogger at The Female Professional, was advised to "fake it 'till you make it." She disagrees with that advice.

"Fake it till you make it."

Sajana said, "Everyone says to fake it till you make it so that you can get a job you aren't qualified for and then cruise to the next level. However, succeeding in any job requires effort

Right off the bat, you can't be anything you want to be (at least not professionally). Most parents are guilty of giving this advice, which comes from a place of love and care. However, the reality of life shakes the foundation of this "nugget."

"You can be anything you want to be."

A better piece of advice is "discover your biggest strength and explore it" - it is easier to become successful doing what you can than breaking your back doing what you can't."

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