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Blog posts from guests (faculty, employer, alumni, student, etc.)

3 Smart Ways Entry-Level Engineers Can Get an Employer’s Attention

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If you’re reading this article, chances are you already made one of the best decisions of your professional life: You’re pursuing a career in engineering.

As an engineer, not only are you book-smart, but you’re also forward-thinking. After all, it’s …

By Corlis D. Murray
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Everything You Need to Know About Being (and Becoming) a Software Engineer

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Software engineering is one of the hot careers that everyone seems to be talking about, but it can be a bit opaque from the outside. I’ve spent 15 years in various software engineering and engineering manager roles. Over that time, …

By Joy Ebertz - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Engineer’s Guide to Career Growth — Advice from My Time at Stripe and Facebook

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Raylene Yung likes to say that her path into engineering management was in some ways gradual, and in others, a wild ride full of challenges at every twist and turn. Her first taste of life as an engineering manager came …

By Kendra Northington
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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

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Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

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Everyone’s heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you find companies that prioritize it?

In honor of Black History Month, below are the answers to …

By Sarah Candin - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to End Any Professional Email (Plus a List of Sign-Offs for When You’re Tired of Saying “Best”)

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Do you have that professional email mostly written, but you’re not quite sure how to wrap it up? Or do you feel like you’re defaulting to the same email closings every time and want some alternatives? Sure, if you’re emailing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Putting Your Picture on a Resume Could Hurt Your Chances of Getting the Job—Here’s Why

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You’re all set to refresh your resume (or write a brand new one) as you kick off your job search. As you click around the web searching for a great new resume template, you start noticing that some of them …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Career in 2021

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I don’t know about you, but I am certainly raising a glass to 2020 being over. This past year has brought tremendous change for so many of us—including when it comes to our careers. From layoffs and furloughs to paycuts and …

By Mary Kate Sheridan - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Three Things to Consider When Asking for a Job Reference

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Asking for a job reference is one of those things that is perfectly normal and necessary, and yet potentially uncomfortable. There something about asking, “Hey, is it okay if a stranger calls you and asks you a lot of questions …

By Kaitlin McManus - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Best Zoom Interview Tips for 2021

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Zoom interviews might be here to stay. Or at least any video interview or remote interview session. Getting familiar with the tips that are required to nail a remote interview is critical in ensuring that you increased your odds of …

By Patrick Algrim
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