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The good, the bad, and the ugly of management consulting

August 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

After I published How My Friend Caleb Became A Legend Among Wall Street Junior Analysts, a reader asked me what my thoughts were on management consulting firms such as McKinsey & Company since these firms also have a "reverse pyramid" organizational structure that are similar to investment banks. Like many things in life, Management Consulting […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · MBA · Recruiting & Job Hunting

How my friend got a high-power finance job by walking his dog

July 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The job market was very bad in 2003 while I was in business school. It was a few days before the end of the school year. My friend Jacob was still without an internship. The recruiting process had been particular hard for Jacob because he came from an unconventional background and he was trying to […]

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Tags: Learning and Growing · Recruiting & Job Hunting

How to prepare for Amazon.com Second Life Job Fair

July 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Amazon.com is doing something very interesting in the hiring front – it’s holding its first-ever virtual job fair in Second Life. According to the announcement from Amazon Web Service blog, job applicants will have access to amazon hiring managers and recruiters  around the world. Also, they’ll be conducting first-round interviews virtually. Amazon has many job […]

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Job Title Deflation at Google

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

I knew several people who joined and left Google within 1 year. One common complaint I heard from them is title deflation. Google prides itself in its flat structure. So, a former VP at a Fortune-500 Corporation such as Cisco might end up working as director or senior manager at Google. This is very common […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Recruiting & Job Hunting

What job applicants can learn from a group of church planters

March 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Several years ago, I met a group of church planters. They all came from a church in Southern Illinois. The pastor at the church had a calling to plant a new church in the Pacific Northwest. He asked his church members to join him if they felt they received the call. More than fifty people […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Recruiting & Job Hunting

How to convince employers to hire you even though they don’t have job openings

February 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Career counselor Marty Nemko had a very interesting blog posted called "The Most Potent Strategy for Finding a Job" . He advised job applications to "send a brief but compelling email to 50 potential employers who are NOT advertising a job you’re interested in but who have the power to hire you for a position […]

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Eight tips for job hunting in a difficult economic environment

January 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Identify a problem your potential employer is having, and provide them a detailed plan to solve the problem. Show them you’d be the right person to implement the solution. Instead of getting a permanent job with one company, get 2 or 3 part-time contracts. Sell your specialized skills. Each employer will pay less since they […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Ten things you should do before layoff

December 1st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Are you employed but concerned about your job security? You’re not alone. And you should be concerned. According to Barron’s Tech Trader Daily, As Tech Job Cuts Mount, Layoff Rumors Pervade The Valley. And CEOs told Chicago Mayor They Plan Huge Layoff in November, December. I wish I have the crystal ball to tell folks […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Cover letter for laid off worker

October 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A reader emailed me recently for helping on cover letter. I thought our email Q&A might be helpful to others as well. To protect privacy, I have made some minor changes to our conversation. Hope this will be helpful to folks who are in similar situation. Q: I came across an article you had written […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Why are you still looking for a job three months after graduation while almost all of your classmates have started working?

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments

September, 2004. Three months after I got my MBA. Almost all of my classmates have started working. I was still looking for a job in consumer software product management. I had two good phone interviews with a large Internet company. I was asked to talk to the hiring manager before they decided whether to fly […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Recruiting & Job Hunting