|Career myths busted|
|Monday, 28 November 2011 04:20|
Career Myths Busted!!
Conventional wisdom always rings true, right? But, what if it does not complement your current goals? Experts discuss fallacies that one should let go off during job search and career planning.
Dr Sandeep K Krishnan, VP HR and Corporate Development, Acropetal Technologies Ltd
The myth: A degree from an Ivy league institution is an assurance for life-long success.
The myth: A higher designation indicates success.
The truth: Designations are relative. There is no standard for designations across organisations and it is only responsibility, accountability, and results that one display s that are important.
David Lobo, senior VP, HR, GE India
The myth: You need to move to a new assignment every 18-24 months to be perceived as on a ‘fast track'.
The myth: Networking is not important. You just need to do your job well and the system will take care of the rest.
The truth: To be successful, one needs to be ‘plugged in' and visible. One needs to ‘market' oneself through opportunities to connect with the broader organisation.
Dhananjay Bansod, chief people officer, Deloitte in India
The myth: A recognised organisation/bigger brand implies a better career.
The myth: Big organisations offer the best salaries.
The truth: The actual money paid is also dependent upon the organisation's financial ability as well as its ability to attract people. If an organisation is able to attract people, why should it pay the top salary? Most of the better organisations pay the market equivalent salary but will rarely pay the "best" salary in the market.
Kensaku Konishi, CEO and president, Canon India
The myth: Big fish swim in big ponds.
The myth: Job hoppers prosper.