12 bad and outdated job-hunting tips you should stop believing
- There are job search tips that you might still receive that are just... bad.
- Some tips are simply outdated. For instance, you don't necessarily need to wear a suit to an interview anymore.
- Don't listen to advice that tells you to follow your passion no matter what. Think about how your interests can change, or how you can help the world.
Gone are the days where you could send your resume to a few dozen companies, pour yourself into your best suit for the interview, and have a steady, 9-to-5 job with benefits and a pension.Now, you'll have to be a bit more inventive to get your dream job, said The Muse expert career coach Evangelia Leclaire.
"Job seekers need stop believing that a linear and congruent career path and long term employment at one or a few companies is what will give them a competitive edge," Leclaire, who is also founder and chief evangelist of Ready Set Rock Academy, told Business Insider. "That's just not the norm anymore."
When you're looking for a job, you don't need to wear a suit to an interview or ignore opportunities that appear outside of your comfort zone. Plus, the advice "follow your passion" isn't always the best.
Here are some more outdated job tips to discard: