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Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock) When it comes to landing—and holding onto—a job these days, much of the conventional wisdom you learned growing up has been rendered irrelevant. Forget the advice that you have to keep your personal and professional lives totally separate; what’s the protocol for following your boss back on Instagram? I’m hesitant to engage with the generational battle that pits Baby Boomers versus Millennials versus the growing force of Gen Z in the workplace. (I deliberately left out Gen X, because getting overlooked is Gen X’s whole thing.) Still, it’s hard to take professional advice from someone who started their career from a classified ad in a newspaper and a firm handshake. So, what career tips stand the test of time, and what needs to be put to rest? Toni Frana, career services manager at FlexJobs and Remote.co , tells Lifehacker some of the most outdated advice their career coaching team keeps seeing around. Outdated: Always write your resume and cover letter using formal language This is a tricky one. While you should always proofread your application materials for spelling and grammar, the same-old “to whom it may concern” language doesn’t exactly help you stand out as an applicant. Updated: Cater your language to the company As you research a company and its culture, try to align your resume and cover letter accordingly. Frana advises that as you write your cover letter and resume, “use language that matches the tone and voice of the company or industry you’re […]