In season 3 episode 10, Rachel finally realizes how much she hates her job at the coffee shop. This is a feeling that many of us feel, however we don’t have the ambition or drive to take the next step. On the persuasion of Joey and Chandler, she quits her job without having another. While this is not a recommended step, she develops “the fear” and is motivated to apply for as many jobs as possible. Once you decide to take a change in your career, make sure you follow through and take the necessary measures – just like Rachel, who finds a job in the fashion industry after she quits.
After Monica gets fired from working at a high-end restaurant, she finds it challenging to find a job related to her standards. This is the reason she has to take a job at the Moondance Diner, which she considers to be a job below the level she was at previously. This is the perfect example of expecting the unexpected, and landing at a position in which you are limited. In the event that you find yourself without a job and have to search for job again, it is important to compromise until something better comes along. There will be times when you will think you deserve better, but be persistent and the better job will find you!
When Joey wants to get a part in a play, he decides to lie on his resume to land the role. The director of the play asks Joey to teach a dance to his co-stars, which results in the whole cast dancing a foolish and funny dance. This is not only the perfect example of why you shouldn’t lie on your resume, but it shows how it can result in embarrassing yourself after you get the job. It is advised that you stick to the truth in your resume, whether it is your skills, experience or qualifications. Failure to tell the truth can lead to misleading the employers – which will eventually lead to you getting fired.
As one of the most successful shows of our time, Friends has proven to be a guide on life ranging from issues such as work, relationships and everything in between. The storyline was based on the lives of 6 New Yorkers who come together, showing their highs and lows for a period of 10 years. As an avid fan myself, I can easily say that I learned a lot from this show – aside from the entertainment it provided.
Here are the 3 career lessons you can take away from Friends: