Posted by Brian McCullough
One of the difficult things about giving job search advice (and maybe this relates to giving advice about almost any topic) is that no single piece of advice is right for every person in every situation.
I try to give advice that will be widely applicable to the largest number of people. But every time I come up with some sort of law: “In this case, you should always do such-and-such!” I can immediately think of situations where the advice wouldn’t work.
SavvySugar, via Careerbuilder, has a post up that sums this up pretty well. They have a list of six generally sound job search “rules,” followed by instances where those “rules” should be ignored.
Each “rule” is generally true… but sometimes rules are meant to be broken.