bad advice

how to know if you’re getting good career advice

If you’re looking for advice on your job search and your career, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of advice out there. The problem is that some of it is pretty terrible. In fact, some career advice is so bad that it can actually harm your career! Complicating matters even more, some of this bad […]

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is your job search know-how wildly out of date?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 significantly 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 […]

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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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I can’t even…

From Consumerist: Summer’s Eve To Ladies: If You Want A Raise, You’d Better Douche First I really hope we see an equivalent ad from a jock itch product soon. Related: Ladies, be dainty when asking for a raise

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should my cover letter explicitly ask for an interview?

A reader writes: What is your opinion on asking for a job interview at the bottom of a cover letter? I can understand that small to mid-sized companies are more likely to respond to this. However, I’ve been applying to bigger, corporate companies with online application processes. It seems almost useless to add this line […]

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