Doostang Success — A Job at a Fun, Young Company with Room for Growth

Claire
Pomona College, 2010
Accounts Payable Clerk – HauteLook

“I graduated from Pomona College in May 2010 and was completely overwhelmed by the career search. Other career sites were impossible to navigate, and my school system didn’t have what I was looking for. I was a very picky job searcher – I even turned down a few offers. I received an email from Doostang and immediately signed up, as I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the jobs.

I received over 5 interview requests, and now have a job at a fun, young company with a lot of room for growth!”



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Here’s a small sample of the exceptional jobs you’ll find on Doostang:

Investment Banker – Startup Online Investment Banking Platform, New York, NY

Analyst – Leading Non-Profit Focused Consulting Firm, Boston, MA

Acquisitions Associate – Premier Investment Manager, San Francisco, CA

Marketing Associate – Top-Tier Internet Marketing & Strategy Firm, New York, NY

Financial Sr. Manager – Nationally Recognized Valuation Firm, Chicago, IL

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Happy Job Searching!

The Doostang Team

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Doostang News June 21 – Office Tips for the Recent Graduate

Investment Analyst, New York, NY
Research Analyst, Boston, MA
Private Equity Associate, Chicago, IL
Entry Level Consultant, Houston, TX
Financial Consultant, Los Angeles, CA

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Earning a degree is a huge feat, something you should celebrate and be proud of. And while the thrill of throwing your cap into the air may not wear off for months to come, it’s important to keep things in perspective when you step foot into the office. The real world is much larger than the classroom, and you will suddenly find yourself dealing with a more varied array of people. Here are a few pointers that will help ease that transition from dorm room to boardroom.

Lose the Sense of Entitlement

You’re on an even playing field with your peers from Day 1 – if anything, you actually have something to prove. So don’t assume that since you have just graduated from a top institute, people are going to give you extra credit; you left that behind in the classroom. Perhaps others will praise you for your stellar education, but that doesn’t give you license to act like a know-it-all or to make even subtle demands about what you need and what you are there for. If you start getting a big head, you’re going to get knocked down a few pegs very quickly. Instead, behave graciously. Don’t assume anything, and go out of your way to be friendly and an eager learner. That will endear you more to your coworkers than the letters behind your name.

Advocate for Yourself

No one in the office will be watching or evaluating you as they did so painstakingly back at the university, so if you don’t assert yourself, you might get overlooked. When you complete a big project, make sure to go over it with your boss. Ensure that your superiors are aware of the work you have done, and show a greater level of involvement by offering to review it with them. Your coworkers are busy people, so if you don’t pipe up just a little bit, they may temporarily overlook your efforts, or worse, dismiss you altogether.

Lay Low

Somewhat of a juxtaposition to our last tip, laying low is important when you first enter a job as a recent grad. Of course, you should never let your office accomplishments fly under the radar – make sure to bring those up with the Big Guy – but you should hang back a little while until you can tune into the vibe of your office. What does this mean? It means that you should figure out how your peers like to work and try to assimilate. Do people like to collaborate on projects? Or do they have a more independent working style? Is the office a casual environment where people sport T-shirts and sandals each day? Or are you expected to wear a suit and tie Monday through Friday? Some of these answers may be fairly obvious at the outset, but it’s important to really get the lay of the land before you inadvertently disrupt the harmony.

Trading in campus, 1PM lectures, and hoodies for the office, 7AM meetings, and starched collars can come as a bit of a shock. But if you keep these simple pointers in mind you’ll pick up the new routine and discover some new joys – office softball leagues, Friday cupcakes from Betty at the front desk, gift exchanges, etc. – in no time!

Here’s to getting older and wiser!

The Doostang Team

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How Doostang Helped Me Land My First Job Out of Grad School

This success story comes from a 2008 graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Aftering finishing graduate school in Fall 2008, I spent about 6-7 months searching for a job. As everyone knows, the job market was not kind to recent graduates, and I was trying anything and everything to land a job - from attending conferences to cold calling people. I was convinced that the traditional method of sending a resume and cover letter through a job search engine was not going to cut it in this environment. However, Doostang was the remarkable exception to this rule. I was beginning to find myself receiving more interviews through positions I applied for on Doostang than via any other means.

“…the epic long search ended with me finding an amazing position, in the exact field I wanted through simply clicking ‘Send’ on Doostang!”

So of course, I shouldn’t have been surprised when the epic long search ended with me finding an amazing position, in the exact field I wanted, through simply clicking ‘Send’ on Doostang!  I think the true value in this site is that you can be pretty confident that someone is reading your application – and you are always given a real person to follow-up with. In true social networking fashion, you are connected to recruiters and employers in a reliable way. When people ask me how I found my job, I always love to tell the story of how I was trying everything in the book – and in the end it was Doostang that faciliated the opportunity that I was looking for!

If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Chelsea at ckemp@doostang.com!

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