14 career myths you should disregard

Communications and PR pros would do well to ignore these nuggets of advice. For starters, the client isn’t always right.

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These myths are not nearly as fun as the tales of Zeus and Io or Gaia and Uranus. Worse yet, they can hinder your career.

Social business strategist Amber Naslund laid out some myths in a recent blog post, among them: “Working all hours is a sign of dedication and follow through.”

She cites Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who leaves every day at 5:30 p.m. and still manages to get her work done.

So we asked what myths you in PR and communications have jettisoned along the way, like pianos and four-poster beds dumped from prairie schooners on the Oregon Trail.

Here are a few:

Time is of the essence.

What’s the rush? asks Sandra L. Brooks of BrooksLacayo Advertising, Branding, and Public Relations.

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