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Career Collection: Evaluating Career Information

Evaluating Information

Critically evaluate the career-related information you are consulting.

Look for the publication date.
Since occupational outlooks, training requirements, and salaries change, generally use the most recent information available.

Consider the qualifications of those supplying the information.
Determine the source of the information and the credentials of the authors as well as who is publishing the information or sponsoring the site in determining the accuracy and/or potential biases.

 

Internet Privacy and Safety

Some resume, employer, job search, or other career-related Internet sites allow individuals to post their resumes or other personal information.  To post your information is optional and you may be required to pay a fee.  Consult each site's privacy policy and  follow safe Internet practices. 

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