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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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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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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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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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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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No One Feels Like a Grown-Up—Not Even Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

Being in your twenties is a weird time. On the one hand, you feel like an adult. You live in your own apartment (or a place you share with other people who are not your parents). You have a job and regular paychecks (we hope). But then you wake up…

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The Question You SHOULD Be Asking Yourself Before You Graduate

The soft sounds of a waterfall murmur behind you as you sit calmly and take deep breaths in and out. The bonsai tree to your left is contorted in beautifully twisted lines and you compare it to your own life; you did anything but follow a straight and conventional path.…

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