This newsletter really resonated with me. Many years ago when wondering which CV book to buy next , i came across very similar advice...

This said that if someone offers you advice ( on getting a job) or you wish to ask someone for advice , then consider when they last successfully applied for a job or successfully interviewed for a job. If this was more than a year ago , then treat their advice with caution.

I guess the importance behind this advice is that recent experience is critical for relevance.