How to choose a college (by planning to fail)

When I was applying to colleges, I noticed something interesting. A lot of the people I knew were applying to top schools, and if they were rejected they’d say: "Whatever, I didn’t want to go there anyway." What!? If you didn’t want to go, then why’d you apply? And if you DID want to go, why ...

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The perfect follow-up email to send after your interview

Depending on how your interview went, you could be one follow-up email away from landing your dream job. But what should your email say? When should you send it? And what do you do if you don’t hear back? Today, I’ll show you how to craft the perfect interview follow-up email. Because when you do this right, it ...

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Email Etiquette: How to Get Responses to Your Important Emails

Have you ever written an important email, and then...crickets? For days, you nervously check your inbox. You listen for email notifications. You end up wondering: “Did I do something wrong?” “Did I say something offensive?” “Do they just not like me?” You're not alone. I get asked all the time about email etiquette. A well-written, well-timed email can make ...

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2 Common Traps to Avoid When Choosing a Career

You want a career you love, right?   One that’s interesting, challenging, financially rewarding, and that makes all of your friends say, “Damn, how did you land that job?” Everyone wants that kind of a career, but most people settle for a string of jobs. Why does this happen? Today I want to introduce you to two common but ...

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Why my resume got me a job offer at Google

  If you came across your dream job, would your resume be good enough to get you an interview? If you hesitated for a moment there, the answer is no. Sorry. Tough, but true. If you send a mediocre resume -- even a "good" resume -- off, you'll never to hear a peep from anyone. Welcome to the Resume Black ...

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Some people get this wrong. You shouldn’t

There’s a reason I asked you how you answer “What do you do?” A few weeks ago, I was interviewing someone in my NYC studio. After the interview was done, he asked our director what he could do to improve. The director told him, “You were great, but there was a moment where Ramit asked you, ‘What’s an ...

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