It’s what you know, not who

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IT’S what you know rather than who you know which gets you on in your ca­reer, re­searchers say.

While great con­tacts and net­work­ing may get a foot in the door, fu­ture suc­cess is up to the in­di­vid­ual, they say.

And although those with from wealthy fam­i­lies start out higher in of­fices with bet­ter en­try-level wages, in­tel­li­gent peo­ple triumph, gain­ing higher wages later on.

Data from a poll of 12,868 peo­ple be­tween 1979 and 2004 was an­a­lysed to see if there was a con­nec­tion be­tween in­tel­li­gence and wage in­creases.

By track­ing them over 25 years they got an ac­cu­rate picture of the fac­tors in­flu­enc­ing their eco­nomic suc­cess.

Re­sults showed that in­tel­li­gence af­fected the pace of pay in­creases through­out the years, though the study did not ac­count for per­son­al­ity or so­cial skills.

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