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What are the best ways to get an internship at a startup?

What are the best ways to get an internship at a startup? 11 answers on Quora What are the best ways to get an internship at a startup? Advertisements

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Think Social Media Is A Fad?

If you had asked me two years ago if I was on Twitter, and what I thought about it, I would have said, “No” and “What’s the point?” If you had asked me six years ago if I was on … Continue reading

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Use Quora For Career Exploration and Research?

If it seems as if I am very excited about the website Quora.com, I am. I am always interested in hearing what others have to say about topics I am researching. I am even more interested when I am listening … Continue reading

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Little Things You Can Do During An Interview To Convey Confidence

Just about every company relies on interviews during the candidate vetting process. Hiring managers and human resources staff do either in-person interviews, phone interviews, or both. Many companies choose to perform a round of phone interviews, then bring in the … Continue reading

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Become More Attractive To Employers

Regardless of whether you are a student looking for an internship or a first job after college, or a seasoned professional, it helps to make yourself more attractive to prospective employers. How do you do this? The idea is to … Continue reading

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Quora Q&A: Importance Of Utilizing Social Media For Job Seekers?

I have been checking Quora on a regular basis lately, and I must admit that it is both fun and useful. I set up an account and follow certain topics and/or areas of interest. As people post questions, others post … Continue reading

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Ways To Find Answers Online Other Than Google

Google is a great search engine, and it represents the bulk of online searches today. But it isn’t the only way to find what you are looking for on the WWW, and for good reason. While it is a good … Continue reading

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Inappropriate Or Illegal Interview Questions

What questions can (and cannot) an employer ask during an interview? I often receive this question from students as they prepare for an upcoming interview. The next question inevitably is, “If an employer asks an illegal question during an interview, … Continue reading

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Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions of 2010

As we reflect on 2010, for better or for worse, here is Glassdoor.com’s 2010 list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. I always find lists like these amusing and just a little educating. And while most of us may not … Continue reading

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Good News For Aspiring Teachers In California

Are you interested in becoming a teacher, but discouraged by the latest economic and budget crises? The depression we are enduring has made all of our lives more difficult. Local and state governments are forced to make painful and severe … Continue reading

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