You got the introduction interview. You prepared day and night for the technical interview. All of the past jobs that you took were to better prepare you for this one job. You thought everything went well with every interview. The interviewers even said they were impressed. Then you get the dreaded rejection email:

“We will no longer be moving forward with your application, thank you for applying.”

What now?

For many people, landing a dream job is what will determine whether they are successful or their career or not. Being unable to land that dream job means that they will have to settle for something else that could never possibly make them as happy. …

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The purpose of an internship is to better prepare students for the working world. They serve as a way for students to apply what they have been learning in school to the real world and give them real hands-on experience.

The problem is that these days students are told that if they do not leave university with some kind of internship experience, then they will be failures in their career. …

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My favorite quote of all time is by one of the most influential people of the 20th century, the late Steve Jobs.

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you” — Steve Jobs

That is a very powerful idea when you start to think about what it means. We tend to go through life with the assumption that everyone that is more successful than us is more successful because he/she is smarter, richer, or luckier than we are. In reality, most people, are on the same level in terms of cognitive ability. What seems to vary from person to person is the innate drive to succeed and the differing levels of self-confidence. What you have to realize is that most people you see or hear about are people that are no smarter than you are. …

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