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Stop Calling Asian Women Adorable

From the NYT

When I'm at work I want to talk about work. Not my hair or skin. It’s impossible for me to catalog all the times I’ve been in a professional setting when someone thought it appropriate to tell me about my appearance...

From Reuters

Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions.

From Forbes

Entrepreneurs with non-native accents are less likely to receive new-venture funding, and job candidates with non-native accents are less likely to be recommended for management positions.  These are the findings of a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

From View from Madison Avenue

Some candidates are so anxious to get a new job and an offer that they neglect to ask tough questions of the companies and people they are meeting.  The result is that they end up making poor decisions.  

From Career Contessa

Sometimes it's the little things that sabotage your chance at a new career.

From the Muse

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace.

But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent in your application, you can still walk in like you’ve known about the place for years. Here are several ways to tackle researching the company pre-interview.

From The Muse

We've gathered some tips from around the web on quick things you can do to make your resume shine just a little bit brighter.

From Idealist

Elevator pitches will always be a necessary evil of the job hunt. We can change the name, eliminate the elevator, and avoid the awkward intros – but that, “So tell me about yourself/what do you do?/who are you?” question is inevitable, and we know it. Though everyone has different ideas of what makes a great elevator pitch, when we get back to basics we realize that there are only three true rules to consider...

From Business Insider

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?

 

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task...

From Vanessa Van Edwards

We review an elevator pitch, and tell you what you should and shouldn't do in your elevator pitch.

From Nadexa Group

LinkedIn is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has grown to more than 200 million users worldwide. That’s a pretty awesome stage for your professional bio! You want to make sure people can find you, and that your profile is readable and up-to-date. This week’s post is how to put your best foot forward.

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