9 20-Something Myths That Will Stall Your Career


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    • Sha

      I disagree with this list. It was very pessimistic and pretty much tells you to settle in a career with an employer you hate and be afraid to live the life that is meant for you because if you do you’re gonna be poor.

    • BobEC

      As a 29-year-old who took her time establishing her career (I’ve only been in my field in a professional capacity for one year), I’m not so sure I can back up a lot of what’s being said here. I took time off to live and make mistakes and, frankly, am better at my job now because of it. I was accepted to a dual degree graduate program two days after my 25th birthday and began my new journey then. But between college graduation and that point, I was floating. A lot. I don’t regret any of it…nor do I feel like my upcoming 30th birthday is the end of any road at all. It’s the beginning of my life with more stability and happiness than I’ve ever had. That’s very much worth the wait!

    • Andie S.

      This is a terrible list, and as I am in my mid-20s, I do not believe it’s true at all. I am a firm believer in doing what you LOVE, no matter what that means . “Unrealistic” dreams are not an acceptable excuse–make them realistic. If you have a firm goal, you can make it happen no matter what. And when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. I feel that this article shows limited thinking, and those that believe it probably won’t end up where they want to be.

      • DC

        Even if you “love” what you do, you haven’t yet experienced the kind of “Day In Day Out” that David Foster Wallace explains to the mid-20s with their head in the clouds. http://youtu.be/j4DkqQI-6V0?t=40s
        If you’ve chosen a job that doesn’t allow you to be fully independent and contributing to society, then your comment continues to miss the mark of guiding others into a realistic workforce.

    • R

      So what are you supposed to do if you ended up stuck as a nanny or something for a few years? This article doesn’t give any advice on how to make that a positive or transition into another field. It also overlooks the fact that the economy has sucked since many of us graduated college and we have thus had no choice but to make lattes or chase toddlers for a living.

    • rubymer

      I read her whole book. It’s good advice. If you want to have kids you do need to start to think about it now and take the steps to find a contributing husband and a steady career. Although I will never have kids, I am following most of the steps she outlines and see myself as doing better than many of my peers.

      Yes, it’s pessimistic, but as I see people grow older and still in junior college at 24 years or older I know they should start getting it together.