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Chapter 6. Attitude > Beware: Two Pitfalls of Attitude

Beware: Two Pitfalls of Attitude

For the job seeker/career move, attitude is not everything, but its role must not be diminished. Certainly, it can provide a leg up on the competition. However, it cannot overcome unrealistic expectations or huge skill deficits.

Unrealistic Expectations

Unrealistic expectations typically come in the form of salary requirements and ideas on how quickly one should advance in a role. The myriad of certification and training advertisements has done little to control this. Radio and print advertisement routinely tote the message of “high salary” in no time, after completing your certification program.


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