bad advice

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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is your job search know-how wildly out of date?

If you ever advise friends or family members on their job search, are you sure that your advice is up-to-date? Job searching has changed a lot in the last 10 years, and a lot of traditional advice no longer matches up with how successful job searches work today. In fact, most job seekers have story […]

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yes, you can use Times New Roman on your resume

A bunch of people have sent me this article making its way around the internet that claims that you shouldn’t use Times New Roman on your resume. Like so much resume advice that focuses on the look of your resume rather than its substance, it’s wrong and you can ignore it. If you read the […]

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my employer gives terrible resume advice to low-income people

A reader writes: I intern at a nonprofit organization that assists low-income community members with resumes. My supervisors provide us with very limited autonomy during the resume development process, and each resume we build must follow the style guidelines of our organization. We are required to have all resumes checked at least twice by a […]

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government-run career centers are terrible

A reader writes: I need a bit of advice when it comes to writing a resume. I’ve been going to a government career center for advice on resume and interview skills, and recently, my coach told me that I should be writing a job title in the center of my resume, right after my address. […]

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