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Career advice we should ignore

Career advice we should ignore

The most common career tips are:

  • "Just be yourself"
  • "Let your achievements speak for themselves"
  • "Focus on your strengths"
  • "Follow your passion"

Data and research suggest that it is better to ignore this kind of advice as it is often harmful, even if it feels intuitively right.

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