Building Your All-Star LinkedIn Profile

Interview Translation: What 4 Common Questions Really Mean

Author: Sara Mccord Acing the interview isn’t just about having the perfect canned speeches. Yes, you need to show off your experience, talents, and personality—but before answering each question, you also have to figure out what the interviewer is actually asking you. Those seemingly innocuous questions, like “tell me about yourself” and “where do you see yourself … Continued

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How to Ace a Lunch Interview

Author: Kate Farrar Preparing for an interview is nerve-wracking enough, let alone when your potential employer suggests it over a meal. What should you order? How will the conversation go? And how can you highlight your strengths and accomplishments while trying to maneuver a mouthful of chicken Piccata? When I interviewed for my current position, … Continued

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10 Types of Interviews (and How to Ace Them)

Author: the Daily Muse Editor Interviews come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes you’re with one interviewer, others you’re with five. Maybe you’ll be asked to lunch, expected to solve a problem, or invited to a Skype interview. But no matter what the format, we’ll give you what you need to succeed. We’ll show you … Continued

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3 Steps to a Perfect Informational Interview

Author: Lily Zhang Let’s say you managed the tricky process of asking for an informational interview (and yes, we’ve got tips for that, too ) and have succeeded in arranging a meeting with an amazing contact. What now? How do you make the most of this conversation—while still keeping things casual and comfortable? As always, it’s just … Continued

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How To Ask People for Things Via Email: An 8-Step Program

Author: Jocelyn K. Glei One of the golden rules of writing is: Respect the reader’s intelligence. This rule gets magnified by a factor of 10 when it comes to composing unsolicited emails. Most people who receive any significant quantity of email in a day have developed extremely refined bullshit detectors. They can identify an impersonal templated … Continued

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How to Create a Personal Branding Plan in 30 Minutes (Even if You Hate “Personal Branding”)

Author: Marietta Gentles Crawford You’re ready to make a career move—maybe you’re looking for a new job, launching a side business, or eyeing a promotion. In all of these instances, boosting your personal brand can help you achieve your goal. That’s because a strong personal brand is a carefully designed message that’s compelling and attracts the right … Continued

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