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11/19/2012 10:11 am ET

Warren Buffett's Predictable Career Advice: 'Follow Your Passion' (VIDEO)

It must be fun to be rich and tell people to follow their passion, especially if you can gloss over the whole student-debt, broke-artist thing.

"Follow your passion," the Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said during a recent interview with FORTUNE. "I always tell college students to take the job that you would take if you were independently wealthy. You're going to do well at it."

The advice echoes that of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs during a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, where he urged young people to "to find what you love." "The only way to do great work is to love what you do," Jobs added. "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle."

Are they right? Some argue no, that following your passion is not the best route to a successful career. Facebook's chief operating officer, for example, says it's more important that people "believe in their abilities," while career advice expert Cal Newport considers determining your skills most critical.

Watch more on Warren Buffett's career advice above.

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