Are you aware of the unspoken rules that govern your workplace or industry?
…the rules that determine how you’re perceived by your managers?
…the rules that no one teaches us?
Yeah, those rules.
“Um, well, if they’re unspoken rules, then…probably not?”
Case in point.
So, how the heck are we supposed to land the right jobs for our career trajectory, succeed in those jobs, and advance, without knowing what these rules are?
Today’s guest is here to pull back the curtains.
Gorick Ng is a career coach and advisor at Harvard who specializes in working with first-generation, low-income students. He graduated from Harvard Business School with a Masters in Business Administration, and he himself was a first-gen college student turned Harvard grad.
His book, The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, is a collection of everything he’s learned about navigating the workforce at all stages of your career.
“Pssst — wait. Why are we talking about this on a financial podcast?”
Newsflash: your career determines your earnings.
Your earnings are the biggest predictor of your savings rate. Statistically speaking, the highest-income earners in the U.S. also have the highest savings rates.
The more you make, the more you’re able to save.
But if the unspoken rules are curtailing your career, you could lose thousands — or hundreds of thousands — in the form of missed opportunities.
This is one of the least discussed parts of the financial independence puzzle. The career you choose and how you grow in it is a massive factor in how quickly you can reach financial independence.
Gorick’s knowledge will enable you to take control of your career, your opportunities, and your salary. Whether you’re looking to start on the right foot, make a career transition, or leave work without burning bridges, there’s something for everyone in this episode.
You’ll enjoy this episode if…
- You’re in your early 20s or you’re early in your career and you want to learn the unspoken rules and norms of the workplace
- You’re at the midpoint of your career and you’re looking to transition to another industry or job
- You’re happy with your current job but want to ask for a raise
- You plan to leave your job and want to keep the relationships you’ve established intact
- Gorick.com | Website
- The Unspoken Rules, by Gorick Ng | Book
- LinkedIn | TikTok | Instagram | Twitter
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