bad advice

There’s a lot of bad job search advice out there, even from the internet! Here’s how to spot bad job advice — and what to do instead.

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 Unfortunately, the advice that a lot of colleges are doling out is often outdated and frequently downright bad.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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3 pieces of job search advice that don’t work in real life

Some job searching advice feels like it was dreamed up in a lab by people who have never hired or even done much interviewing as a candidate, because it won’t work well in real life. Here are three pieces of popular advice about job searching that don’t typically play out the way they’re intended. 1. […]

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is your job search know-how wildly out of date?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