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Where MBAs Want To Work In 2017 & 2018

Over the next three months, roughly 12,000 full-time MBA students will matriculate at top 50 MBA programs in the United States, where they will join a roughly equal number of second-year MBAs fresh off their summer internships. Both of these groups will be courted, analyzed, interviewed, and eventually hired by thousands of employers, and they will take on internships and full-time roles in hundreds of different functions in dozens of different industries, from early-stage startups to the world’s largest and most valuable companies. ...




5 Tips To Stay Positive And Motivated While Job Searching

At the start of a job search, you may feel hopeful and excited about what potential opportunities may lie ahead, but many job seekers easily fall into a slump as time passes. Job searching is no quick process — calls don’t necessarily come after you’ve submitted your resume; a second round of interviewing may end there; and even when it’s between you and one other candidate, the job offer may wind up going to the other person. ...




For Women in Tech, Bias Runs Deeper Than Most Think

A VC's recent suggestion that women in tech use an initial instead of a first name to escape bias grated on many readers.
 
Venture capitalist John Greathouse doesn't believe women who want to work in the tech industry should use their full names online. ...




5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager

I’m a big fan of the X-Men comic books, and have always loved the powers of Dr. Charles Xavier, who is telepathic. Who wouldn’t want the ability to instantly read a person’s mind and affect their behavior? This skill would come in extremely handy during interviews with hiring managers, many of whom seem to belong squarely to the school of “Say little and express even less. ...




One Piece of Career Advice You Always Should Ignore

We live in a society of sharing and caring, where friends and family are always putting their two cents into what direction your career should be going and the best ways to get there. Some, like the encouragement to tidy up your Facebook profile, is good advice, while those who suggest it’s ok to take a sick day to line up with Taylor Swift tickets should probably be avoided. ...




The Degree Isn't Everything: Tips From MBAs On Getting Ahead

After getting a diploma, MBAs might think they have it all figured out. However, the best education is only one building block of future career success. No matter how well you did in b-school, it’s important not to get complacent. It’s easy to over-value your education credentials, especially with GMAC surveys reporting that 99 percent of employers end up satisfied with their MBA hires. ...




How to Get a Permit to Work in the US

How to Apply for Authorization to Work in the United States
All United States employers are required to confirm that employees are legally able to work in the US. If an individual is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States they will need a permit to work, officially known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), to prove eligibility to work in the US. ...




#NoFilter: Profanity Pervades Modern Offices

Find yourself hearing a lot more colorful language at work these days? You're not alone. The continuing trend toward the casualization of the work place has lead to a relaxing of expectations around how we talk at work, too. 
 
A study from the project management software provider Wrike revealed that nearly 60 percent of employees admit to cursing at work. ...




How to Master the Peer Interview

You can learn a lot about a company by chatting with prospective co-workers.
It’s a buyer’s market. According to the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study released in December 2014, 83 percent of recruiters describe the present job market as candidate-driven. ...




Want An Unbeatable Resume?

“Can you take a look at my résumé and see what you think?” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this in the past year, I wouldn’t be rich, but I would have some extra dough.
It’s true. Since I write about jobs and careers, it’s not surprising that I’ve been fielding calls from friends and colleagues, who want me to take a look at their résumé to see what’s missing, give some pointers. ...