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What Size Company Is Right for You? Here’s What I’ve Learned Going From Startups to a Fortune 500 Company

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Last year, after a decade of working at small startups, I set my sights on larger, established companies: Series Bs, recent IPOs, and the Fortune 500. Recently married, in my mid-30s, and staring down a global pandemic, I was looking …

By Neal Shyam - The Muse
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6 Ways to Build Up Your Resume When You Can’t Afford to Do an Unpaid Internship

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As you start thinking about life after college, you may hear that internships are the most important stepping stones to your first job. And they are often the simplest and most traditional way to build up your resume so you …

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
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How to Ask for a Raise or Negotiate Your Salary

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Whether you’re negotiating your incoming salary for a new job or asking for a raise in your current position, here are some points you’ll want to address in order to have a professional conversation regarding your salary.

1. Know the …

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - Vault
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10 Behavioral Interviewing Tips for Success During OCI and Callbacks

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An ever-increasing number of firms are utilizing behavioral interview assessments to identify the best candidates, while simultaneously reducing implicit bias, during on-campus and callback interviews. At its core, behavioral interviewing is a technique in which interviewers ask candidates to give …

By Shearman & Sterling - Vault
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Resume Best Practices (According to 97 Certified Professional Resume Writers)

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We’ve all been there:

Scratching our heads about what is ultimately essential to add to a resume to make it stand out.

Should you include hobbies? References? How about self-grading your skills, which so many resume builders now let you …

By Max Woolf - Vault
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5 Reasons You Should Write a Cover Letter—Even When the Job Description Says It’s Optional

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We get it. Writing a cover letter for every application is hard. So when you come across the words “cover letter optional” on a job posting, you might feel a weight lift off of you. After all, your application just …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Your STEM Internship Is More Important Than Ever

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Right now, the world’s STEM leaders are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

The need for more science, technology, engineering, and math talent has never been more obvious than today. With the world facing a pandemic, we need …

By Abbott - Vault
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How to Survive Your First Week as a Software Engineer

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So you’ve landed your first role as a software engineer—congrats! Now that you’ve signed your employment agreement and gone through any onboarding, you’re ready to dive into your first week on the job.

Use this handy guide to help you …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

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Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How an Internship Shapes your Career

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Students are often reluctant to intern because they worry their internship will only consist of uninspiring tasks for little or no money. The truth is, although not all internships pay in cash, they do pay in other ways. An internship …

By GEP - Vault
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