There’s a lot of good information out there for job hunters and people who want to advance in their careers. But there’s also a lot of crap.
I don’t mind either kind if it comes from an honest place. By honest I mean the career source providing the information is doing it because they want to inform you and not because a company pays them money to promote a certain product or service.
Recently, I’ve noticed a growing number of so-called career experts who are actually paid spokespeople. These experts are touting the companies that pay them in blogs, and as sources in news stories for major publications, but not readily disclosing who’s bankrolling them. I’m telling you this because it’s always a good idea to think about what might be motivating the advice you hear.
Beware the bull! (more…)