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July 2, 2018

Questions about job-hunting, your career path, workplace issues, interview and review preparation, salary and benefits negotiation? Ask Ellen Reeves, one of the contributors to the QuantNet International Guide to Programs in Financial Engineering.

Career and workplace advisor Ellen Gordon Reeves is the author of Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job, featured in media including CNN, CBS, EXTRA, Fox, ABC, Forbes.com and NPR. She consults to the Baruch...

June 28, 2018

Most people think there are two kinds of interviews: job and informational. But recruiters and hiring managers report that some job seekers are trying to have another kind: I call it the exploratory interview, and it’s a big mistake.

When the interviewer for a sales position asks, “Why do you want to work in sales?” you might say honestly but tragically “Sales is one option, but I’m also considering marketing.” You think you’re being flexible, but you’re digging your own grave. When you apply for a job, you have to convince the int...

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