What To Do When Your Grandmother, Father or Mother Try To Give You Career Advice

What to Do When Your Grandmother, Father or Mother Try to Give You Career Advice I often wonder why people think they can offer career advice when they’ve been out of the loop for awhile.  Well-meaning family and friends may offer their input on how to land a job, even though they haven't had a job in over 10 years, or have been retired for the last 5 years, and/or have been in the same job for the last 10-15 years. Sure, their advice might have worked for getting a job awhile ago. But you need advice for getting a job NOW, in today’s job market. Don't get me wrong, listening to your family is always a nice thing to do. Your family loves you more than anyone on earth; however, taking career advice from them might not always be the greatest idea. So simply say “thank you” but don’t follow their advice. I have worked with many people looking for work over the past 20 years, and it always worries me when clients listen to anyone who hasn't actively looked for a job or who has actively looked for a job and is still unemployed after a year [...]