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What to Do When You Really Want the Job

What are you doing to take the extra step when you really want something?
 
When I was a senior in college my dream internship was with Time Out New York in the marketing and events department.
I spent hours on my application materials. Hours.
I made sure my cover letter used keywords from the job description and two specific club related work experiences that showed I had experience in marketing and events (even though it wasn’t “real work” experience). My resume was two pages (which is a huge mistake, make sure your resume is one page) but was meticulously spell checked and formatted consistently. 
I didn’t stop there.
I also recorded a short video cover letter (not required) that shared a specific experience that was relevant to the job.

 
I ended up landing the internship and had a great experience. Six years later, I’m still in touch with my old boss from that semester.
 
Even when you meet companies or recruiters in person, you still need to apply online so that you’re in their system.
But what else can you do in the meantime to stand out and show you really want the role and are a great fit?

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What to Do When You Really Want the Job

What are you doing to take the extra step when you really want something?
 
When I was a senior in college my dream internship was with Time Out New York in the marketing and events department.

I spent hours on my application materials. Hours.
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FindSpark Community Highlights from Hustle Summit

On Friday, January 29th hundreds of ambitious, diverse students and young pros came to Hustle Summit to connect with reps from great companies like HBO, Hachette, NowThis, Live Nation, Blue Apron, and more!
We put together a couple of our favorite highlights from FindSpark community members who shared their Hustle Summit experiences.
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Connect digitally and in-person to the coolest companies, greatest pros across industries, and your future life-long friends at Hustle Summit, the most epic networking event you’ll ever attend, on Friday, January 29th at Irving Plaza. Meet companies like BuzzFeed, SocialCode, Univision, Hachette, Madison Square Garden, Blue Apron, HBO, & more. Learn more at hustlesummit.co Continue Reading

5 Unexpected Things to Check Before Sending That Cover Letter

Connect digitally and in-person to the coolest companies, greatest pros across industries, and your future life-long friends at Hustle Summit, the most epic networking event you’ll ever attend, on Friday, January 29th at Irving Plaza. Meet companies like BuzzFeed, SocialCode, Univision, Hachette, Madison Square Garden, Blue Apron, HBO, & more. Learn more at hustlesummit.co Continue Reading

19 Powerful Women With Inspiring Careers

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Get Hired at Revolutionary Video News Network: NowThis


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