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Tastes change over time. Trends become cliches. Yesterday’s cool is today’s bad joke. And career advice is no different -- what used to be a good idea...just isn't. Bad job search advice is dangerous when it’s an out of date strategy. And some bad advice always was. Either way, it can make a good candidate look bad, before they even get started. bad job search advice

So here’s a warning -- five examples of bad job search advice:

The days of the mailed paper resume are long, long gone. But even the emailed variety is dying a slow death. Sure, interested employers still ask for a traditional CV once you are at the interview stage, but finding a job by sending out a cover letter and resume to dozens of companies is pretty old school. 93% of companies now use LinkedIn for recruiting purposes -- for not only searching for candidates, but also for publishing opportunities. In other words, get thee to a computer and polish your profile. linked in profile tips