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Why feedback is important, especially for recruiting

If you applied to over 50 jobs without landing one interview, should you continue doing the same thing over and ...
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How many hours per week do you work?

“On a good week I work 80 hours, but last week it was more like 120. How many hours do ...
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From pre-medical -> management consultant -> entrepreneur -> ?

Many students have no idea what they want to do in life (don’t worry, it’s okay). But some have the ...
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[Guest Post] Applying to Harvard’s 2+2 and Stanford’s Deferred MBA Program

This week we have a guest post from my coworker John Koelliker ...
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Compounded Learning

For better and worse, we crave a way to benchmark our progress against others. We are often quick to compare ...
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Behavioral interview questions for college students (complete guide)

What if I told you most students forget to prepare for one of the most important parts of the interview ...
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How to deal with interview rejection

During my junior year, I had a final round interview with one of the top management consulting firms. This was ...
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Why you’re not getting internship interviews or job offers

Unfortunately we will not be moving on with your candidacy ...
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you miss 100% of the shots you don't take

McKinsey final round interview or negotiations final exam?

How important is your GPA? Think about how much work goes into those 2 numbers on the top of your ...
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The most important skill you need in management consulting and strategy jobs

You probably know about marketing, engineering, finance, accounting... but are you familiar with strategy? ...
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Overhaul your resume with these 2 frameworks

I have a quick thought experiment for you. Think about your resume. Now, forget about all those experiences that would ...
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How to use culture fit to impress your interviewer

“What’s the culture like?” -- the student asks the recruiter. Probably the 4 most useless words in the job hunting ...
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How to use job descriptions to find A-level internships

Two weeks ago I wrote an article called “Is that a dream internship, or a waste of time.” In it, ...
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Thoughts on his first job — guest post from Wharton graduate

This week's post is written by my coworker Tai Bendit. While his post discusses some details around the job we ...
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[Scripts Included] Is that a dream internship, or just a waste of time?

“BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.” It’s 6AM, your alarm clock abruptly jolts you awake from unconsciousness. Can’t you snooze it for 5 ...
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Stop missing out on hidden jobs

What if I told you that everything you think you know about the Internet is a lie? ...
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The secret to making your cold emails 5X more successful

Cold emailing can be discouraging. What do you do when you’ve sent 50 emails and none of them pan out? ...
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You cannot afford to be average

It will take 10 years to breakeven on your college education, according to Goldman Sachs and the annual Michigan State ...
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Why Your Resume is Not Good Enough and Never Will Be

You read the title right -- there's a 99% chance your resume is not good enough and never will be ...
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Explore Your Career Interests With These 5 Powerful Strategies

I bet you have a million different interests and hobbies: rock climbing, photography, skiing, fashion, politics, traveling, hiking, jewelry, coffee, ...
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Do You Know How to Navigate a Cold Call? [Script Included]

So you finally get around to sending 50 cold-emails and all of a sudden there are multiple people willing to ...
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Part 2: How to Stop Getting Rejected from Interviews

Last week I explained my formula to land any interview you want: ...
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Part 1: How to Stop Getting Rejected from Interviews

[Check out Part 2 here] "After careful consideration, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for ...
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No Internship? Here are 5 High-Impact Ways to Spend Your Summer

If you haven’t already, check out my last post about what a successful summer looks like. Previously I asked you ...
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This Is What A Successful Summer Looks Like

You missed the boat. I get it. Recruiting is tough -- especially if you're younger. You have fewer marketable skills, which ...
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Intelligence is Not Enough to Get a Return Offer

There’s a lot more to being a great intern/employee beyond intelligence and high-quality work. It can be summed up in ...
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The Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Cold Emails

This is part 2 of 2 of my cold emailing series. If you have not read part 1, check out ...
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Why Cold Emailing Will Dramatically Change Your Life

This is part 1 of 2 of my cold emailing series. Check out the next post for A step-by-step guide to successful cold ...
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Find your career path with this 3-step framework

When I was a freshman at UC Berkeley, I thought I wanted to work for a startup. Despite knowing very ...
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