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How to Set Career Goals that Scare You

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  Growing up, I had a poster on my wall that read, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” As a teenager with…

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5 Questions to Ask in an Informational Interview

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  Informational interviewing is often misunderstood. Most people believe that the goal is to run through a list of questions with someone to learn…

Use Job Posts to Unlock Company Culture Secrets

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  A few years ago while scrolling through job boards looking for a Product Manager gig, I found a posting that, in among the…

The Secret Every Internship Seeker Should Know

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                        What is the secret to getting an internship? Create value.   Fundamentum…

What Impact Do You Want to Have?

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  For an idealist like Desiré Johnson, a career is more like a calling. It flows naturally from who she is and what she…

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Student Profile: Unpaid Intern to DC Lobbyist

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Danielle   College: University of Pennsylvania   Major: History, Political Science   Graduated: 2013   Jobs Before Fundamentum: Unpaid internship at a lobbying firm,…

5 Ways to Avoid a Social Media Nightmare

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If you don't already have a worst-nightmare scenario when it comes to job hunting, allow me to propose the following... Imagine you've spent hours working…

Career Profile: Criminal Justice to User Relations

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Cole   College: San Diego State University   Major: Criminal Justice and Public Administration   Graduated: 2010   First Job Out of College: Specialist…

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Scandal’s Olivia Pope Shares Her First Resume

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  When it comes to her taste in romantic partners or her relationship with her parents, Olivia Pope (lead protagonist of ABC’s hit drama…

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How Your Netflix Habit May Help You Find Your Dream Job

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Knowing who you are will help you figure out who you should be. When you were a young child, you probably had fanciful dreams…

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From Couch to Coffee Meeting in 1 Week

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The training plan that won’t aggravate your shin splints   Networking is the key to landing a job but people dread it even more…

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Introducing Fundamentum’s Newest Blog Addition: Career Profiles

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  Before you go to college, and even while you're there, there are only a handful of careers people really ever talk about: doctor,…

Career Profile: Econ Major to Account Manager

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Emily   College: UCLA   Major: Economics   Graduated: 2009   First Job Out of College: Account Manager at Sequoia Technologies   Current Position:…

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How to Write the Right Resume When You Lack Experience

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Show that your seemingly random summer jobs are relevant to your desired career.   Though life happens chronologically, many great stories don’t—think Pulp Fiction…

How to Answer the Most Boring Interview Questions with the Most Interesting Answers

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“A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.” -Diane Setterfield   My most recent job hunt was pretty intense,…

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3 Things You Must Know Before Your Interview

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They will be researching your resume - here's why you need to be researching theirs. Did your last interview go something like this...:  …

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How to Salvage a Bad Interview With Your Dream Company

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With Tips from FirstJob So - you've taken the time to really prepare for your job search. You know yourself and what you want.…

5 Things To Remember When It Feels Like Your Job Hunt Will Never End

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Most people have heard that “job-hunting is a full-time job,” but what often goes unsaid is that it’s pretty much the worst full-time job.…

Thank You For Writing More Than “Thank You”

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Why you need to follow up each interview with a personalized note. You just totally nailed your interview. You didn’t even get tripped up…

Organize Your Job Search in 15 Minutes

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Hints to save time and keep focused while finding a job. Now that you’re about to graduate college, or have already graduated, it’s time…

A Little About You Goes a Long Way

Posted by Meg Glasser

How a personal brand says a lot when replying to “So tell me a little bit about yourself.”     It’s a sunny summer…

Making and Marketing “Me, Inc.”

Posted by Alison Wong

When you think of Apple, what comes to mind? Most likely it's the company's sleek products, like the iPhone, iPod, and Macbook Air (perhaps…

How Long Employers Spend Looking at Your Resume – And What to do About It

Posted by Meg Glasser

There are many rumors on the internet about how little time recruiters spend reviewing any individual resume. A quantitative eye tracking study from The…

How an Employer Sees Your LinkedIn Profile – and what to change

Posted by Meg Glasser

Have you ever wondered what a potential employer sees when they look at your LinkedIn profile? Thanks to a super cool collaboration between Mashable…

What do you want to do when you grow up?

Posted by Pamela Moy

Growing up you heard, “Do what you enjoy!” or “Do what you’re good at!” You went to college and picked a major you loved,…

How To Be the Point of the Story Without Making It All About You

Posted by Dena Evans

Everyone wants to sound great in an interview, but how do you convey your strengths without tooting your own horn?   Share stories where…

Dressing for an Interview – Women’s Edition

Posted by Pamela Moy

Resume revised? Check. Interview answers practiced? Check. Mapped out location of interview? Check.   Now, what to wear? Dressing for an interview can be…

Dressing for an interview – Men’s Edition

Posted by Pamela Moy

The old adage, “You only get one chance to make a first impression” could not be any truer. Here are some guidelines to keep in…

Sharing Athletic Stories with Desk Jockeys

Posted by Dena Evans

Even if your athletic experience began and ended with six-year-old soccer in the park, it is hard to escape athletic narratives in our cultural landscape.…

Recruiters WANT To Screen You Out

Posted by Meg Glasser

On my LinkedIn feed last week, I stumbled upon this post titled, “5 Simple Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed by a Recruiter” written as…

3 Myths about networking

Posted by Chris Law

You may have heard the saying, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” When it comes to job hunting, it’s true.  …

Why sending resumes doesn’t work

Posted by Chris Law

Here’s the typical job search strategy: comb through the website of the company where you want to work, frantically hunt for job openings, lovingly…