As a recent graduate who has just been welcomed into the real world, I’ve come to know that there’s a lot about life and our career trajectory we don’t often learn about in the ivory tower. In school, we learn only about a fraction of what is needed to advance our careers and succeed in the real world jungle while we are left to figure out the rest all on our own (isn’t that why there’s such a thing as being street-smart). And since we don’t know any better, it’s only natural that we have to seek further enrollment at the school of hard knocks where error becomes our school master and we are forced to learn the hard way.
But it’s infinitely wiser for young careerists to learn off the experiences of their more advanced counterparts who have traversed the full length of the career footpath and by virtue of which they can better tell us the do’s and don’ts. So if you’re in your 20s and preparing to launch your career, then you had better pay attention to these 5 career mistakes.
Patrick Herbert is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Law Student Hub. He is an LL.B. Law graduate from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He’s a life enthusiast, a budding writer and internet entrepreneur. Patrick is deeply passionate about law and research and has inspired many with his thought-provoking articles. To get in touch, follow him on social media.