We’ve all been there: You’ve just sat down at your computer, ready to surf the web to your heart’s content, when suddenly your eyes are assaulted by that nagging little box telling you a new version of your browser is available to download. “Not this again!” you cry in anguish, shaking your fist toward the sky.
Who has time for this? You’ve got emails to check, hiring managers to connect with, candidates to find, and golden retrievers’ adorable first romps in the snow to watch. How long will this update take to complete? What if you don’t like the new features? And you just know you’ll have to re-start your whole browser, possibly even your computer, when it’s finished.
How very tempting it is to click "Skip this update" or "Remind me later," or even “Don’t show this message again” and be rid of that rectangular nuisance for good, free at last to peruse the web as Al Gore intended it…
However, I’m here to explain why you should just bite the bullet and update your web browser to the newest version as soon as possible. Crazy, I know. But please try to suspend your disbelief long enough to read these four reasons why we at TheLadders highly recommend updating your browser: