I am going to guess we have all been given job search or career advice at some point in our lives. Maybe it was your parents urging you to include every job you’ve ever had on your resume or your 80-year-old grandmother telling you about how things were done “back in her day…”. Perhaps the job search advice came from a former boss, a favorite professor, or that LinkedIn connection who’s always commenting on the articles you share. I bet most of that advice was given with good intentions. But the truth is, there are lots of opinions about what to do when you’re searching for a new job, completing an application, or preparing for an important interview. And, unfortunately, not all job search advice is good advice.
To ensure that you put your best foot forward in the new year, we’re separating the good advice from the bad. Here’s the job search advice you should leave behind in 2020 and what you should be doing instead.