What we usually dedicate ourselves to?

Search engines (and their advisors) usually spend most of their time trying to perfect the writing of cover letters. Re-managing company databases and doing mailings. The identification of this form of advice with these classic techniques is such that. If you ask a potential client if they want to receive professional guidance. They are very likely to respond: “No, thank you, they have already prepared my resume. On the other hand. We only dedicate 20% of our time to networking or contact management techniques. Which are effective in 80% of cases, in the best of cases.

The inconsistency of dedicating

Too much effort to what is not important or simply does not work. And leaving behind the actions that would really bring us closer to our objectives. Has so many daily and professional examples that they do not fit in this article. When we spend a lot of time on what does NOT matter, due to error, inertia or ignorance. We end up attributing a lot company data of value to those trivial aspects and that is when things become definitively absurd. Don’t take this as advice. But it might help to ask yourself this question from time to time: Is this the most important thing I should be doing right now? And let it be known that I am not referring to reading this blog, that is an excellent decision. Or not.


Unsolicited advice is criticism

Advice in business and in your professional career: unsolicited advice is criticism You are not a professional in career guidance, counseling or consulting if you spout simple pearls like “the more you work, the luckier you will be”, “God helps those who get up early”, “you can’t do it alone, but with friends you can” (famous slogan from Sesame Street), “if you don’t get it, keep trying” or “when you get rejected in an interview, don’t break the coach’s legs to see if he’s going to start talking bad about you later.” The linguist Luis Montoto tells the origin of the saying tell one the three truths of the boatman :

Once upon a time there was a very humble boatman. Who found himself in the trance of having to carry a university student (supposedly from Salamanca) for free from one side of the river to the other. They persisted until they reached an agreement that the trip would be free if the student told the boatman three truths that could be useful. The clever student WS Numbers told him these three truths after having been transported to the other shore: “Hard, hard bread, hard is better than none; Bad, bad shoe, better on the foot than on the hand; If it happens to everyone like me, tell me, boatman, what are you doing here? (Digital Freedom 2005-12-21).

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