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Career tip: Warren Buffett: The perfect resume doesn’t make sense | message


In the race for the best job – or a good job after graduation at all – things get tough: Many believe that they have particularly good chances with the perfect résumé. That’s why every minute of your career is planned through.

Do what you love

Almost 20 years ago, in 2001, billionaire Warren Buffett saw topicality in the subject of the “perfect résumé”. Buffett, who founded his first company “Buffett Partnership” at the age of 25 and later took over the stock market-oriented company Berkshire Hathaway, is also called “the oracle of Omaha” because of his success on the stock exchange.

In 2001 he gave a speech to students at the University of Georgia in the USA. Before they came to the relevant question and answer session, he told an anecdote: He had just arrived at the airport and asked the person who picked him up why he had not chosen another job. When replied that it was the perfect addition to the résumé, Buffett only asked when he would start doing what he likes. Waiting until you’re old is nonsense, Buffett explained in his speech.

“Work for the person you admire most”

The billionaire thinks it’s much better to work for someone you admire: “You can’t get a bad result. You’ll jump out of bed in the morning and have fun.”

Because those who have fun are motivated, active, hang out more and thus automatically become more productive. Those who have fun also stand out from the crowd and can assert themselves. Good grades and a few good grades are not enough, says Buffett. “We look for three things when we hire someone. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy and we look for integrity.”

Spa is the way to success

So if you really want to be successful, you should do what you like. It is easy to imagine how the attempt to make a career in an unpopular profession fades away: getting up agonized every morning, going to work in a bad mood, working way too much and really only wanting to quit. At some point the burnout comes because the work just got too much – and that ends your career.

Buffett, who is known for his keen business acumen, is to be believed when it comes to career tips. And in his speech at the University of Georgia he added, “In the business world, people who do what they love are the most successful.” editorial team

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