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Open Post to CEO of Yelp! Goes Viral–and Gets a Recent Grad Fired. Can the Humanities Step Up?

Over the weekend, this open post on Medium to the CEO of Yelp! written by a frustrated young employee went viral. Since, responses have popped up on late night television, in LinkedIn posts and elsewhere. Stepping away from the details of this particular … Continue reading

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Letters of Recommendation: This Will Definitely NOT Be on the Test

The “this will definitely NOT be on the test” series is devoted to those things that fall into the cracks between what college prepares you for and what your employers need you to be prepared for. One small example is … Continue reading

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Digital Natives: Tread Lightly When Interacting with Digital Immigrants

The “this will definitely NOT be on the test” series is devoted to those things that fall into the cracks between what college prepares you for and what your employers need you to be prepared for. Gen Y: your big … Continue reading

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Can You Follow Instructions?

Yesterday’s post was Why Universities Don’t Prepare You to Follow Instructions.  Here is a perfect illustration: Careerealism.com’s post about 5 things every employer wants to hear in a job interview: #1 is I CAN FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. Take this quiz to … Continue reading

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Why Universities Don’t Prepare You to Follow Instructions

The “this will definitely NOT be on the test” series is devoted to those things that fall into the cracks between what college prepares you for and what your employers need you to be prepared for. In September, Jeff Selingo … Continue reading

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Did You Schedule a Meeting? Show Up!

This sounds like obvious advice.  But there is definitely some vague gray area.  For example, say you send this email: “I would like to come by sometime to talk to you about the attached report. Will you be in your office … Continue reading

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Graduating? Time to Clean Up Your Digital Dirt

Chances are if an employer is considering interviewing you, they are going to Google you before they decide whether or not to make the call. Before you send out your application materials, beat the employers to the punch: Google yourself … Continue reading

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