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'Shark Tank' star tells college graduates not to take a job based on pay but do find a good boss

Alexandra Bacon   

'Shark Tank' star tells college graduates not to take a job based on pay but do find a good boss
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  • Barbara Corcoran has dished out her latest advice for college grads.
  • She tells them not to chase the money, and instead to look for the best boss.

Real estate mogul and "Shark Tank" investor Barbara Corcoran is known for dishing out career advice — and some of it is more controversial than others.

Her latest advice is targeted at college graduates. "Don't take any job based on how much it pays," she said in a TikTok last week, which was reported by CNBC.

Instead of following the money, she advises college grads to find the job where they'll learn the most and where they'll find the best boss.

"Always choose the best boss," she said. "Having a good boss will have more to do with your happiness at work than actually what you do with your day."

And she's not the only one to think so.

A bad boss can seriously impact your experience in the workplace — in fact, toxic workplace culture is one of the top reasons people quit their jobs according to MIT, and that usually starts from the top.

"A bad boss won't just jeopardize your career growth — they'll also negatively impact your personal life," Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, author, and leadership coach, previously told BI.

"A good manager will bring out the best in you and have a more uplifting effect on all aspects of your life," she added.

That's especially true for those starting out in their careers. One young worker wrote about how her experience with a toxic boss in her first job out of college ruined her self-confidence and made her feel a strong sense of self-doubt in the workplace.




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