Best Career Advice Ever

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Also, just as important: the worst career advice you’ve ever received.

A discussion at an AJC blog with comments like:

Best Advice: Leverage personal contacts to meet people you want to work for/with.

Best advice during the interview: Pause before answering a question and make eye contact.

Best Advice: You work for many managers. Some of them will be good, some of them not, but you’ll learn something from all of them.

Worst Advice: Sending out resumes and waiting by the phone.

Worst Advice: Just be patient.

Worst Advice: I was literally told, when I called a hiring manager for advice, that I should start smoking and it would make my voice sound deeper.