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6 Reasons Learning Tech Skills is Better Than Going to Grad School

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Not going to grad school was the best decision I ever made. Right before and following college graduation, I was dead set on going to graduate school. I knew I wanted to work in economic development. And most of my dream jobs required graduate school. But as I was studying for the GRE, poring over math problems and obscure vocabulary, I had an epiphany: Why spend all this effort forcing myself to memorize information when I could be teaching myself valuable real-world skills? In the end, instead of going to graduate school, I taught myself digital skills. These digital skills   

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The One Mistake Young Job Seekers Can Never Make


A few years ago, when we lived and worked in New York City, our job required us to interview and hire new interns every semester. That meant that three times a year (fall, spring and summer), we’d go through the resumes we received over the last few months and interview the best candidates. For the most part, it was a painless, week-long process—that is until parents got involved. Sigh. Yes, every now and then, we’d get a phone call from a parent. On one occasion, it was to complain that his daughter had twice emailed her resume and cover letter, and she   

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Going Up? Follow This “Get Promoted” Checklist


Now that you’ve changed your mindset toward getting a promotion, you’re probably thinking okay—now what?

What steps can I take right now to start positioning myself for a bump up the ladder? How can I assure that when a job I am supremely qualified for opens up, I won’t be passed over?   

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The 6 Essential Skills That Power Your Career

Power Your Career

Each of us has the capacity to spot career opportunities, invent products, and build businesses. What does it take to turn a small notion into a big success?

I found that creators of companies as diverse as Yelp, Chobani, and Zipcar, all share—and have honed—six essential skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on…

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The Top 5 Job Interview Problems… Solved

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It’s only natural that job interviews evoke anxiety. After all, you’re put in the spotlight to ultimately answer one question: “Why you?”

But with a little practice, you’ll find it’s not so hard to convince an employer that you’re the best person for the job…   

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10 Questions to Ask Before Taking That New Job

10 Questions

In a job interview, much of the conversation focuses on you and your potential to fill the role; to meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your skills.

But choosing to take a new job isn’t just about what you will do for the company… it’s also about what the company will do for you…   

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