A new survey finds that 66% of people say they’ve gotten bad career advice, with 35% of people admitting that bad advice came from friends. Other common sources of bad advice include parents (14%) and siblings and family members (10%).
So, how bad could the advice be? Well, Accountemps asked for some examples, and some are doozies. They include:
“Lie on your resume, they expect you to." – Friend"Be conservative in your work so you're not given too many responsibilities." – Friend"Make your resume very detailed and very long." – Friend"Stick it out as long as possible, even if you hate it." – Parent"Don't practice for the interview." – Parent"Don't be friends with coworkers." – Parent"Apply absentmindedly without doing research." – Career counselor"Take credit for others' work so you can get ahead." – Mentor"Stay in a role rather than grow within the company." – Boss"Respond with the first thing that pops into your head during an interview." – Sibling or other family member