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Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Jane Allerton | The Monster Blog

August 19, 2009

#5: Forget Working Altogether

And my last or least favorite bit of advice received while I’ve been searching for a new professional home: Just drop out of the job market altogether and be a professional mother to my sons. Clearly this advice is an extension of #1 (Take the Summer Off), and my family’s financial support considerations are unchanged from the first paragraph. However, this bit of advice would indeed work out for me if I suddenly won the lottery. As the New York Lotto tagline goes, “Hey, you never know.”

How have you dealt with or reconciled unusual bits of advice during your job seeking? What’s the worst advice you’ve been given? Tell us in this discussion!

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