Dec 27, 2016 09:20 AM EST

Career Advice From Experts: How To Fend Off Annoying Job Questions And More

Choosing a career path and pursuing one are hard enough without everyone trying to get in the way. Sometimes it feels like everyone wants to offer a bit of advice and some want to stop you from doing what you want. Luckily, two experts decided to give a year worth of career advice for everyone.

Albuquerque Journal carried a list of career tips and tricks from a Jeanine "J.T." Tanner O'Donnell, a professional development specialist and the founder of the consulting firm JT O'Donnell, and Dale Dauten, a mediator of business disputes at Their collection of career advice are pretty straightforward so you will not have a problem following through. If you think the advice that you're getting are pretty dubious, Jobs & Hire previously reported about avoiding awful career tips.

Relatives who are a bit judgmental on your lack of a job can be tough to handle. However, you can throw their questions back at them. You can also use them to expand your network and see if they know a company who are currently hiring.

When asked about the company you left behind, never discuss people. You can blame company dynamics and politics but never talk behind people's back. That way you will not end up burning bridges, and you can ensure that your connections are strong as ever.

When looking for a job, try not to focus on the pay and the job title in order to steer clear of horrible bosses. Try to focus on what you really want and pick a job that will offer security and an opportunity to succeed.

Make sure that you present yourself well in any kind of interview like a Skype interview. Once you get the job, be open to taking on new tasks even if they seem challenging. Never be afraid of asking for a mentor or dressing up for the job that you want.

Once you are in, keep in mind that all eyes will be on you and your actions. Be careful on what you say to your colleagues and try not to antagonize everyone. Remember that the goal is the long-term success.

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