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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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