How to Avoid Bad Career Advice: Part 1
In this era of Internet accessibility it is easy for anyone to have a voice. Current events have shown that manipulated information can have an effect on national events, therefore it is no surprise that bias or non factual articles could affect one’s job search.
Within the article “Bad Career Advice Is Everywhere — Here’s How To Avoid It,” J. Maureen Henderson attempts to help job seekers surf through the waste to find relevant job seeking advice.
Within the next few articles, we will delve into the three questions Henderson uses to check the validity of an article, in order to see if the sources we use can be reliable.
Firstly, Henderson asks:
Does this advice reflect my own priorities?
Henderson points out that while a company may be lowly rated in one aspect a seeker should not rule them out if that aspect doesn’t apply to their possible career path. Henderson explains this by saying to the reader that a company who has bad reviews by those who work at home shouldn’t deter one who likes working in an office from applying because those factors do not apply to them. Those who do not thrive in homework will not be affected by the company’s limitations therefore this information is irrelevant.
In short, one shouldn’t let just any bad information be a reflection of the whole.
Next time we will analyze Henderson’s second question:
Is this a trusted, qualified source?
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