I've gotten advice such as: "adjust resume to claim you have whatever coding skills the job requires- they won't actually test you", and "just work hard, you don't need to look up anything to code or learn anything new". This advice comes from someone who has never worked in tech. I've found several people who have found more success than me either in the 6 or 7 figure range who give advice that is frankly untrue. I now have other people telling me that I should listen to that person because they've had more success than me. I find myself wanting financial success just to get people to respect my opinion. I've also found people with less money that give more helpful advice.
- What is a tactful way to respond to people that give such advice?
- What is a tactful way to respond to third parties that say I should just do what that person says?
- what do you do if you have multiple advisors who have never met but have advice that is contradictory?