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3 Ways to Find People for Informational Interviews

It seemed like fate—I had just read an article describing the rustic, birdhouse-inspired design at Twitter and then I received an email from my graduate school informing me of an upcoming alumni event that would be held at the Runway startup accelerator space in the same building. I went to…

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What I Learned Conducting an Informational Interview

She wipes her sweating palms on her pantyhose as she takes a seat on the Muni bus. The styled mannequins of Forever 21 seem to mock her “business casual” navy dress and flats. She swallows hard and reaches a trembling hand up to brush a strand of hair that has…

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Keep This in Mind When Asking Someone to Do an Informational Interview

Now you’ve learned the basics of informational interviews as well as heard about the benefits of conducting one. You’re just about ready to do one of your own, but before you do, here’s what you should know when asking someone to do an informational interview. In order to have a…

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Everything You Need to Know About Informational Interviews

Are you using all the tools you have to succeed in your job search? Here’s one you might not have considered—and how you can start using it right away.

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Nervous? 5 Ways to Take Control in a Job Interview

The little-known key to a successful interview is tricky. The secret is you–the job candidate–come in and take control. Here’s how to shift the power during a job interview. Successful interviews should feel like conversations. It’s easy to give into formal interview questioning and forget that you’re having a conversation with…

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7 Tips for College Seniors to Start the Job Search

Starting a job search is incredibly stressful for college seniors as spring quickly approaches. There are thousands of other college seniors, in your exact position, vying for those jobs as well. How do you stand out? To seriously begin your post-grad job search, prepare to invest as much time into the…

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How to Make an Impression at a Career Fair

Students who shine at career fairs are few and far between. Here’s how to take this valuable campus resource and use it to build a priceless network and job opportunities. For detailed advice from seasoned career coach, Courtney-Young Law, watch our career fair webinar. 1. Crucial (But Simple) Ways to…

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Building and Making the Most Out of Your Network

How many times have you heard, “build your network,” as if it’s really easy like tying your shoes or binge-watching Netflix? While “building your network” is in fact awesome and worth every second of your time, it isn’t an overnight project. Networking takes time, creativity, and a little bit of sweat and tears. Get…

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Find Your Calling Before Graduation

I always moved between hobbies so quickly that it was hard to pin down what I enjoyed. Does what you do fill you with a sense of pride? Do you want to tell people about it?

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Michael Bloomberg’s Coffee Trick We Should All Try

Outside, the people of the Inner Richmond park their bikes, remove their helmets, and step inside the funky atmosphere of Velo Rouge café. Old photographs litter the yellow walls, tilting just slightly in this direction and that. I pick at my curry Peasant Pie and nibble at my salad. There’s…

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