it's not what you know but who you know?

@xialinye (1403)
China
February 20, 2008 9:44pm CST
is it true that career is not decided by what you know,but decided by who you know?
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
23 Feb 08
yes, i agree with you highly. as a graduate who is going to start his career, i just like others have dreams of finding a job which blance my qualification, interest and ability. the fact is disappointing, we finally get a job through someone's help. it may be nothing to do with your major.
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@pumpkinjam (5774)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 08
I agree with that to a large extent. I certainly know people who have been given positions which they don't really deserve and others who try really hard to get somewhere without success. It's ok to have someone who can help you but I do think it is unfair that people aren't given a chance because there is already someone else in mind. I'd love to be able to climb the career ladder later on in my life but I have never known the right people. It is the same as anything else. I run a business but it seems to make no difference how much work I put into it, it's still less successful than it ought to be while there are others doing similar things but happen to know the right people to get somewhere.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
15 Mar 08
dreams do come true when you really work hard and catch the opportunity.i have seen someone who doesn't give up her dreams and succeed in her life and i am still trying to get there.success comes with hard work----it won't be handed to you.:-)just don't give up! you will achieve your goal one day,i am sure~~
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 08
There is where I disagree. As I said, it seems to make no difference how hard some people work. There is an amount of luck involved and it does help if you know the right people. As I said before, there are many people who work really hard and never seem to get anywhere. The kind of work I do is the kind where people think it's easy money and that's why a lot of people go into it although I am fully aware that it takes a lot of work to be successful. What bothers me is seeing other people who HAVE had success handed to them on a plate while others like myself work ten times harder just to get left behind.
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 08
I think opportunity is the key word in your statement. Some people would say you just have to look for the opportunities but the fact is that for some, the opportunities simply aren't there.
• India
23 Feb 08
This is what happened to many children here. Their parents forced them to choose the subject to suit to their expectations. Some are successful and some others faces failure in their career.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
23 Feb 08
i see. we have the same problem here.many parents choose the sbject instead of their children.when their children grow up , they realize that they don't like their major at all.