LinkedIn Asks Netizens What Career Advice They Would Give Their ’20-year-old Self’ (and There’s A Recurring Response)

At least in the search for a career path, action must come before deliberation. That, with different words and nuances, was the majority response received by LinkedIn, a social network oriented to business use, business and employment, after to ask this week to Internet users, through their official Twitter account, what professional advice they would give to their ’20-year-old self’.

“Just get started. Don’t wait to ‘find out more’, don’t wait for the perfect job, don’t wait to find out what you want to do before you even start,” replied researcher Dalili Bonomi.

The responses of other Internet users also went along that line: “keep trying”, “make mistakes and keep learning”, “don’t be afraid to explore“.

“Don’t spend as much time planning and researching the perfect career path – you still don’t know what ‘work’ is anyway,” argued Hireproof co-founder Max Korpinen. “Actively explore all the options that you find interesting, learn, repeat, and you will get to the ‘perfect path’ much faster,” he added.

The ‘Bezos formula’?

For her part, Executive Counselor Tracy Wilk stressed that careers are long, so there is no need to rush to find the ideal job. In that sense, he considered that the first years as a professional consist of trying different jobs and understanding what you like and what you don’t like, and what you are given to do with greater success.

In summary, many of the users agreed that the best way to start a professional career is just start, learn along the way and keep moving forward, rather than having a great plan or following a pre-established path.

According to the magazine specialized in companies Inc., this position coincides with the philosophy of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who is currently the richest man in the world. In addition, he is famous for his “inclination towards action” and his belief that you go further by seizing opportunities and learning from experiments than by planning something painstakingly.

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