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July 3, 2018

When you’re job-hunting, there’s nothing less professional than having to write your email address on a dirty napkin or someone else’s business card. Here’s what you need to know if you’re on the market:

1. You’ve Got To Have A Business Card—Even Before You’re In Business
This is one of my cardinal rules. The response from recent grads and other job seekers is always the same: “But what do I put on it? I don’t have a job.” How are you going to get one if people don’t know how to reach you to funnel opportunities your way? Having a...

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 30, 2018

Negotiating salary is not high on anyone’s list of fun things to do, and yet it’s one of the most important things you can do when considering a job offer. The more you negotiate, the more you’re likely to get—and I can assure you: if you don’t ask, you won’t get. Be prepared and know what your deal-breakers are. There’s always room to negotiate, as long as you are tactful and respectful and don’t appear to be giving ultimatums. Particularly in this economy, there may be more room for barter than you think.

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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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