September 25th, 2015
Options are good, right?
Think about the last time you were in a grocery store. What kind of soap did you buy? What brand of cereal? Likely, it was one you’d had before -- even if you aren’t completely satisfied with it.
Why is that? The reason is that there are just too many options ...
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September 24th, 2015
Do you ever feel like you're on the outside looking in? Like everyone has a ton of friends except you?
I totally get it. I've had these moments too. Everyone has.
When I moved to NYC a few years ago, Friday nights sucked. I was lonely and bored because I didn’t know many people in the city.
When I ...
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September 23rd, 2015
How come nobody teaches us about failure?
How come there’s no class on knowing when to walk away?
How many sad little teens would benefit from knowing they're in a bad relationship...and recognizing the signs that they should walk away?
Or what if you’re at a bad job...or you started the wrong business?
Knowing how to ...
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September 18th, 2015
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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September 16th, 2015
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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September 14th, 2015
OK, let’s pretend you’re at a conference. There’s a table with tea and coffee over here. Everyone is wearing nametags. You recognize someone across the room, and as you’re walking towards him, you run into a small group.
Someone says, “Oh, meet (your name).”
What’s the first question you’ll probably get asked?
“What do ...