Take the Right Advice from the Right People

AngelaFor mentors, Interviews, MBA Applications

Get Mentors “Know where to find the information and how to use it—that’s the secret of success.” —Albert Einstein. Do you know where to find the information you need? Internet searching is an indispensable skill. But sometimes the things you need to know can’t be learned online. There is no substitute for mentorship. Mentors are the people who contribute to our growth in some way … Read More

Your Initiative is the Key to Unlocking Opportunity

AngelaInterviews, MBA Applications, Resume

Be of Service Resumes are all about impact and positive contributions to meaningful outcomes. Want to have more impact and contribute more towards meaningful outcomes? It’s easy. Just ask yourself this one question: How can I be of service? In your classes, in your clubs, in your community, and at work, how can you be of service? Service happens at the intersection of what is … Read More

How to Be a Selfish A** in Job Interviews

Angela GuidoInterviews

SELFISH IN INTERVIEWS

One birthday, I had dinner at a restaurant with some friends. I did the inviting and reserving, and we were all still recovering from major MBA student debt, so when the check came, we shared an awkward moment. It was my birthday, but I had also chosen the restaurant and invited everyone. The appropriate payor was unclear, and everyone sort of subtly averted their gaze … Read More

Career Bites #12: Interview People

Angela GuidoCareer Bites, Interviews

Interview people

The Career Bite: Interview 20 People You’re willing to work hard, you want to add value, but you also want to enjoy your work and be inspired. Right now, you probably have no idea how to do that. The key is to interview people. If you followed Our last two Career Bites: Be a Long Term Visionary and Be a Short Term Pragmatist, you have … Read More

The Awesome Informational Interview

Angela GuidoInterviews, Networking

Informational Interview

An informational interview is an indispensable tool for ambitious career builders. Not only for learning about potential job opportunities, doing due diligence on firms that interest you, and advancing your career, an informational interview is also an essential professional friendship building tool. When you meet someone at a networking event, you need to have a next step in order to turn the chance meeting into a real … Read More

Confident Humility:Key to Successful Interviews

Angela GuidoInterviews

Confident Humility

Confident Humility The Key to Successful Interviews Confident humility is required to live a full and happy life. It is one of the founding principles of the Berkeley Haas School of Business. It is a key quality Google seeks in its employees. Confidence itself is indispensable. If we have confidence, we will speak up in meetings, ask for what we want, push back on unreasonable … Read More