3 Top Mistakes Recent College Grads & Young Professionals Make

3 Top Mistakes Recent College Grads & Young Professionals Make

August 27, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Hey. How are you? I received a great question
today from somebody who subscribed to my YouTube channel who likes to submit to me questions,
different ideas, different topics for suggested videos, and what the person suggested is:
Why don�t I do a video clip on what do I think are some of the top mistakes that young
professionals and recent college graduates make when they�re coming out and they�re
trying to get their career and their life in order. What are some of the biggest mistakes,
or what is the number one biggest mistake. So obviously trying to rely on your resume
to get a job, that�s a no. That is a no no. If you think you are going to get a job
because you have a nice resume that is not going to be enough, you have to go look at
some of my other videos on that � on tricks and tips to get yourself a job in the real
world. That�s number one. Number two, thinking you went to a great college
or school – that is definitely not enough to get you a job. You could be unemployed
and broke with your very fancy diploma and owing money on your student loans, okay? That�s
two. But I�ll tell you a third one and I�d
like to focus in on that. And that is that I see a lot of young professionals, recent
college students, people coming in to the workforce � I see them beginning to focus
on something � it�s a job, it�s an idea, it�s a product they are trying to sell � it�s
a specific area where they are trying to gain some success, they start, they get some results,
they are not fully happy with it, they don�t think it�s enough � it�s big enough,
so they stop and then they move on to something else. So a person might get involved in fundraising.
Or a person might get involved in sales. Or in some sort of consultative service � in
a consultative role or something like that. And you start, you get some clients, you get
a little bit of money, it�s not enough and you go, �You know what, the idea’s broken,
there�s not enough interest,” you move on to the next thing. And they do this again
and again and again. They start something, they give it a try, get some results � not
enough, and then they stop. And I see this happen again and again and again. It�s an
extremely common thing � it�s a very common problem. It�s an enormous mistake because if you
really want to get somewhere in life, you have to pick a spot, dig in and grow. If you
want to become successful, you oftentimes in life have to take something that starts
small � it�s okay to start small, and nurture it and build it up okay. So for example,
when I started the Jewish Executive Learning Network a couple of years ago, at the first
Torah class that I gave, I only had ten men there. So you could say �only ten men,� or �wow,
you had ten men,� but I had ten men there at the class. So some people would say, �Wait,
you tried putting together a class, only ten men came � it didn�t work, it�s not
right, it�s not good, it�s not enough, it�s not going to be, you know, do something
else.� But I said to myself, �Hey, I got ten today, how many could we get next week?
Maybe there�s a hundred who are interested.� And when we finally got a hundred, I said,
�Wow, maybe we could add even more zeros to it.� And thank G-d, a couple, only four
years later, we have up to 50,000 people a week accessing the content that we are putting
out into the world and into the marketplace. But if I had stopped, when I only had ten
to begin with, (how are you?) If I had stopped when I only had ten to begin with, then what
would have happened? Then I would have moved on to something else and something else. So, a lot of mistakes people make coming out
into the workforce, but what you really really need to do is just key in, lock in, and make
sure that if you�re picking something that seems smart, seems juicy, seems like a good
opportunity, key in on it and don�t stop just because you�re getting results but
they are not big enough yet. A lot of times you start digging in a spot, you find some
gold, but it�s not all the gold � you quit. Don�t do that. I think that�s an
enormous mistake and the truth is it�s not just a mistake for students and young professionals
� it�s something that I see people of all ages do in life. So, anyway, I hope that was helpful to you.
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be useful to them, because it�s words of truth, and we�ll see you the next time.
Thanks! Bye!