bad advice

colleges’ “competency badges” for students are a terrible idea

A reader writes: I saw a segment on the news today about “digital badges,” which a few universities are trying to offer so students can show competency in specific workplace skills, and I was really curious what you would think. (Link here. The segment about the badges starts around 43:25.) My first impression was that this […]

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8 weird workplace myths that you probably believe

As a workplace advice columnist, I hear people believing and repeating a lot of misinformation about jobs and work — like that you should resign by handing your boss a resignation letter or that most job openings are never advertised. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about eight of the most common myths I […]

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6 lies your career center told you

With a new class of graduates about to enter the full-time job market, a lot of them are seeking job search advice from their college career centers. Unfortunately, the advice that a lot of colleges are doling out is often outdated and frequently downright bad. In fact, as a workplace advice columnist, when I ask […]

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how to know if you’re getting good career advice

There’s lots of terrible career and job search advice floating around — some of which is so bad that it can actually harm your career. Complicating matters even more, some of this bad advice comes from sources that you might assume you can trust, like parents, friends, and even campus career centers. At U.S. News […]

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