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How to Identify Bad Career Advice

I’ve written a lot about bad career advice in the past. It’s funny how, once you start thinking it about it, you notice it everywhere. It’s like when you’re looking to buy a new car and then suddenly it seems like everyone in the world drives the exact make and model you want. Bad career advice...

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Bad Career Advice: Nice Guys Finish Last

This post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. So, there's this race, right? A nice guy versus a jerk. Who's gonna win? According to popular belief, the jerk takes the prize every time. Nice guys just can't...

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Bad Career Advice: Never Give Up

This post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. I understand the sentiment behind this piece of advice and clearly, its intent is to push you past your own perceived limits. While its heart is in the right...

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Bad Career Advice: The 8-Hour Workday

This is post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. Most of us probably dream of the 8-hour workday. It’s an elusive beast, an urban legend of sorts. Apparently, there was an era when work started at one time...

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