TELL US: BEST & WORST Career Advice You Got This Year?

By CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell One of the best parts of my job is writing a weekly advice column with Dale Dauten. Our column goes out each week to millions of hard-working Americans, many of whom write to us. It's a very interesting job because we get to see what's really happening in the workplace. As you can imagine, the number of unemployed folks reading our column has jumped quite a bit in the last two years. I am seeing a lot more questions submitted to us around how to find work as opposed to how to deal with work. That's why I'm reaching out to all of you... We've Decided to Do Something Special Dale and I are working on a 'top secret 'project right now that is designed to help Americans cope with the jobless recovery. What's a jobless recovery? It's when the economy starts to come out of a recession but we don't see job creation keep up with it. That's what we are experiencing right now. The reality is unemployment is expected to stay at 9%+ over the next two years. We have 15M unemployed folks out there and the average time spent on unemployment is 7+ months. So, it's clear that we need to offer up more advice on how to find work. TELL US: What's the BEST and/or WORST piece of advice you've gotten or given in the last year? I invite all our readers to post your thoughts below. We want to see if there are any advice trends that are working, or NOT working. Your input is valuable. Your comments will be used to help millions of Americans. So please, consider taking just a moment or two to share your thoughts. In doing so, you'll be helping all those unemployed folks around you improve their chances of getting hired.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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