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Jessica Stillman


Jessica Stillman is a freelance writer based in London and is the author of BNET’s Entry-Level Rebel column.

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Business that changes the world

How to Attract Top Talent: 10 Companies Job Seekers are Dying to Work For

By | 5 Comments | June 20, 2014

Which companies do top professionals want to work for? LinkedIn’s annual ranking tells all, including how these employers manage to attract the best workers. Read »

A New Way to Earn a University Degree Without the Cost: Work at Starbucks

A New Way to Earn a University Degree Without the Cost: Work at Starbucks

By | 10 Comments | June 18, 2014

The coffee giant isn’t the only company with a tuition reimbursement program, but it is one of the only ones that won’t insist you stick around afterwards. Check out the details of this cool new program. Read »

Get your MBA

MBA Applications: How to Get Accepted to Business School with a Rock Star Career But Crappy Undergrad

By | 1 Comment | June 2, 2014

All hope is not lost if you goofed up during undergrad, but approaching your application the right way is key to success. Read »

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Recruiters: When Should You Consider Open-Ended Job Postings?

By | No Comments | March 4, 2014

Considering an open-ended job posting? What you need to know before you decide. Read »

Pressure in high school

Should High School Kids Feel Pressure to Do Internships?

By | 2 Comments | February 3, 2014

The frenzy for career prep has even reached high school kids, according to a new survey. Is this a good thing? Read »

ask for what you want

How to Describe Yourself in an Interview When Faced With the Dreaded “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

By | 9 Comments | December 6, 2013

Turn that dreaded interview hurdle, “So tell me about yourself,” from a wrong turn into a big win that sets you apart. Read »

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How to Follow Up After an Interview: 3 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

By | 4 Comments | October 16, 2013

Too shy to ask anyone but Google about post-interview etiquette? Here’s the lowdown. Read »

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go Back to School to Change Careers

By | 4 Comments | July 15, 2013

If you’re thinking of rebooting your struggling career with a trip back to school to get another degree, consider these questions first. Read »

Student debt

Student Loan Rates Double Today: Here’s What You Need to Know

By | 6 Comments | July 1, 2013

Interest rates on Stafford student loans are doubling today. Don’t panic! Follow this advice instead. Read »

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What to Do If You Don’t Know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up

By | 5 Comments | March 11, 2013

The 21-year-old founder of a new site that aims to be a for careers talks about where young people often go wrong when choosing a career. Read »

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You’re Not the Only One Who Feels Overqualified for Your Job

By | 4 Comments | February 18, 2013

New surveys reveal many people feel underutilized at work. What should you do if you’re one of them? Read »

worried young woman

3 Lies You’re Telling Yourself About Your 20s

By | 9 Comments | February 11, 2013

Think what you do in your first decade as a professional doesn’t really matter? Here’s why you shouldn’t tell yourself that fib. Read »


Is Gen Y Delusional About How to Have a Successful Career?

By | 27 Comments | December 17, 2012

Think the path to success is straight, fast and ever upward? Here’s why GenY often believes that, and why it’s totally wrong. Read »

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Does Gen Y Depend Too Much on Parents for Career Advice?

By | No Comments | November 13, 2012

A new survey shows Gen Y relies heavily on their parents for career mentoring. Is this a good idea? Read »