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How to negotiate for more money during the...Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12 So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?"  I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring and give you a couple of examples of... 76 10 months 15 hours
Are these square-toed shoes ok?I need a second opinion. 18 1 year 6 months
The Real Reason College Costs so MuchThoughts? Excerpt: [quote]"Nor is the president addressing what Mr. Vedder believes is a fundamental problem: too many kids going to college. "Thirty-percent of the adult population has college degrees," he notes. "The Department of Labor tells us that only 20% or so of jobs require college... 59 2 years 7 months
What NOT to put in a Cover Letter/ResumeI received a cover letter, resume, and some other related collateral (a supposed 'research' report) relatively recently from a cold-emailer that I thought was worth highlighting, because it has some prime examples of what not to say/write to anyone ever. I'll post some excerpts below that will... 45 2 years 8 months
George Zimmerman: Not GuiltyThoughts? 163 2 years 9 months
7 Step Guide to Networking: Guaranteed Results1. Be an interesting person 2. Find some people who work in the field in which you would like to work 3. Contact these people 4. Have a conversation with them 5. Demonstrate your value 6. Follow-up with them 7. Ask for their help You're welcome. 13 2 years 9 months
SirTrades needs some shoe suggestionsSee title. I like to kick my shoes off under my desk, so no lace ups (also, I'm a lazy bastard). I bought a pair of Moreschi shoes over ten years ago that have elastic bands where laces normally go, which I still wear. Those are my all-time favorite shoes, but they don't make them anymore. Good... 74 2 years 11 months
Two children in one family killed by stupidity/...You want to pray to the invisible guy in the sky? Fine by me. You want to pray instead of taking your kids to the doctor when they're sick? Now we have a problem. "A couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new... 44 3 years 5 days
Rage at workAnybody done anything rash at work before? Yelled? Thrown a punch? Something more interesting? 66 3 years 3 weeks
Princeton Mom to all female students: find a...I'm sure you guys have heard this story by now of the Mom who wrote a letter advising all women at Princeton to marry their classmates before they graduate. The idea being that the dating pool will never be as strong as it is in school and women shouldn't date/marry someone who is inferior... 155 3 years 4 weeks


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<a href=[quote=brainteaser]What is the probability that the fourth card drawn is a club. (you aren't told what you drew in cards 1 2 or 3).[/quote] let me rewrite this question in a simpler way for you. "What is the probability of choosing a Club when choosing a card at random?". It doesn't matter... 192 2 weeks 2 days
Seriously?Seriously? 192 2 weeks 2 days
Well said.Well said. 145 1 month 2 weeks
Maybe you should drop a deuce in his briefcase to...Maybe you should drop a deuce in his briefcase to show him who is the real boss. 130 4 months 3 weeks
undefined: sales is where it's at. many people...[quote="undefined"]sales is where it's at. many people can't stomach the thought of rejection or appearing sleazy, but most of the highly paid people at any company are the salespeople (MDs, CEOs, etc., are all sales guys).the downside with sales is that you will get pigeonholed, so be sure you go... 85 5 months 2 weeks
In my opinion, the best answer to the weakness...In my opinion, the best answer to the weakness question is one that is completely irrelevant to the job and/or something you're working on improving. So, you're applying for a job as an investment banking analyst? A weakness might be speaking in front of large crowds. It's probably true and it... 145 6 months 2 weeks
FutureWaller: "What are 3 strengths and 3...[quote=FutureWaller] "What are 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses of yours?" My question is what kind of weaknesses do interviewers look for / want to hear. [/quote] 1. I lack work/life balance 2. I need to be more mindful of the levels at which others operate, therefore I need to become a... 145 6 months 2 weeks
I fucked the wife of one of the guys in business...I fucked the wife of one of the guys in business school. It was what it was. Not proud of it, but she fucked a lot of other guys in town, so it's not like I felt I was ruining the marriage. Your friend won't ruin the marriage. She'll either be faithful or not. Very little to do with him. 60 1 year 2 months
Scott Irish: Ah yes, the annual BYOB thread (...[quote=Scott Irish]Ah yes, the annual BYOB thread (Bring Your Own Butthurt).[/quote]It appears that we have a good mix of some butthurt guys and some guys who are getting their panties wet over the list. Both are a little misguided, in my opinion. One of these guys used to work for me. He was... 111 1 year 3 months
IlliniProgrammer: This thread got more...[quote=IlliniProgrammer]This thread got more interesting than I expected.[/quote]Why is that? 73 1 year 4 months
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