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5 Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Landed an interview at a company? Congrats! Dedicated time to research the role and prepare questions to ask your interviewer? Smart! Assuming they will let you know what happens next? Nope.

Following up after your meeting matters almost as much as the interview itself, and yet many people opt to do nothing for fear of making the wrong move.

But doing nothing is the wrong move because it increases your chances of being forgotten. With the right tactics, you will stay top of mind, and impress the hiring manager.

These five tips will help you follow up tactfully and effectively after your next interview:

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How to Optimize Your Digital Marketing Resume

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So, what on earth actually happens to your resume when you submit it online? Is it scanned by a computer? Is it submitted to human resources? Does it go directly to the hiring manager for the position? Or is it just lost in the Internet abyss of unread applications?

All of these scenarios are possible—the last one being the dreaded and all too common outcome of the online application.

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6 Ways to Network Within Your Company (and Score That Promotion)

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Searching for a new job doesn’t always mean leaving your current employer — in fact, some of the most exciting career opportunities may lie within your company.

Unlike an external job search — where you might reach out to contacts on LinkedIn or apply to roles on Indeed.com — an internal job search will rely on the strength of your relationships with the colleagues you encounter at work every single day.

Here are a few strategic ideas to build a network within your organization that will propel you into an elevated role or a new department.

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12 Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

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Escaping the 9-5 prison and voyaging into the Great Unknown can be a bit intimidating. Many people who want to freelance take years to make the leap (and that’s not necessarily a bad thing).

But how do you know you’re ready? Here are 12 serious and not-so-serious signs it’s time to make the leap.

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3 Ways Your Internship Can Actually Hurt Your Career

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I’m sure you’ve heard many times that without an internship, you’re not going to find a job in your desired field. While there is some truth to this (without experience it’s much harder to find a full-time job), there may also be ways that your internship is actually preventing you from getting the necessary experience.

Before you commit to a business and become their summer or school year intern (or if you already are), watch out for these signs that the position may actually hurt your career.

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Daily Habits That Will Make You More Successful

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When launching a career, it’s important to establish habits that will help you be successful down the road. For Janet Balis, partner and CRO at betaworks, the very habits that she attributes her early success to are still the ones she seamlessly practices today. Watch this clip to learn about her professional tenants, including her humble words about the importance of basic accountability and task completion.

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Networking from Ground Zero

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It’s all about who you know. We’ve heard it said many times, but it’s hard to understand how to go from a nobody to a somebody. Demystify the process with advice from these three entrepreneurs, who explain the most effective methods to identify mentors, develop relationships, and build your professional network.

Adam Braun is the Founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization focused on improving access to education in the areas that need it most. Adam is also the author of The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.  

Slava Rubin is the co-founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, which launched in 2008. Slava and his team pride themselves on providing anyone with the means to become an entrepreneur.

Payal Kadakia is the co-founder and CEO of ClassPass, a startup that allows users to bypass gym membership and get access to a suite of fitness classes. Payal is also the co-founder and artistic director of The Sa Dance Company.

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What Top Entrepreneurs Look for in Junior Level Employees

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When you’re looking for your first job out of college and reading job descriptions day in and day out, it can seem that you’re underqualified for many positions. While you probably haven’t yet learned all of the skills listed on the job description, you also probably have a few of the innate qualities that managers look for when hiring a junior employee. Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, and Arthur Woods, co-founder of Imperative, speak about the traits that will make you stand out in an interview.

Premal Shah is a social entrepreneur and the President of Kiva.org. Prior to joining Kiva, Premal was an early employee at Paypal and is a graduate of Stanford University.

Arthur Woods is the co-founder and COO of Imperative, a career management platform that helps both individuals and companies foster professional development. Prior to co-founding Imperative, Woods led operations at YouTube EDU and co-founded Compass Fellowship.

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Entrepreneurs Share Lessons Learned From First Jobs

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Your first job out of college can be an eye-opening, career-transforming experience. For Ben Rattray, founder and CEO of Change.org, it was an essential step in realizing his ultimate dream of launching a democratized political decision platform online. Watch here to learn more about his early days working for political consultants in Washington D.C. and how the advent of Facebook changed his career path.

Ben Rattray is the founder and CEO of petition platform of Change.org. Before launching his company, Rattray attended the London School of Economics, as well as Stanford University.

Janet Balis is a partner and CRO at betaworks, a seed stage venture capital company that invests in media properties. Prior joining betaworks, Balis held executive positions at The Huffington Post and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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Leading Entrepreneurs on How to Get Your Foot in the Door

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Graduating from college or making a career change is often a daunting (if not terrifying) experience. Facing the unknown can be intimidating, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to set the foundation for your professional future.

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