Doostang Success — A Sales Associate Job that Exceeded All Expectations

Raghu

Washington University in St. Louis, 2010
Sales Operations Associate – Wildfire Interactive

“After six months in my first job post graduation, I realized I was in the wrong environment and needed a change. I figured that based on my past experiences with Doostang, a premium membership would be a worthwhile investment.

In fact, three of my final four options were sourced through Doostang. There’s no way I would currently have found the company that offered me a job (Wildfire Interactive in Palo Alto) without Doostang.

The site features a wider variety of companies and positions than you would normally find in on-campus recruiting. The job I was offered met and exceeded all of my expectations: strategic, quantitative, entrepreneurial environment and fast growth business.”



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

Pre-MBA Associate – Private & Public Equity Investment Management Firm, Boston, MA

Account Executive – Prominent Advertising Agency, Chicago, IL

Summer/Full-Time Analyst – Independent Boutique Investment Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Research Analyst – Premier Strategic Management Consulting Firm, St. Louis, MO

Associate – Premier Real Estate Investment Trust, Long Beach, CA

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: Feb 7 – 13


Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Analyst/Associate, New York, NY – Leading International Real Estate Merchant Bank seeks an Analyst/Associate.


Management Development Associate, Cleveland, OH – Top Industrial Supply Company seeks Management Development Associate.


Associate Private Equity, San Francisco, CA – San Francisco-Based Investment Advisor seeks Associate Private Equity.


Analyst, Watertown, MA – Boutique Strategy & Innovation Consulting Firm seeks an Analyst.


Investment Associate, Somerville, NJ – Growing Global Asset Management Firm seeks an Investment Associate.


Business Associate, New York, NY – Developer of Easy-to-Use Energy Efficiency Technologies seeks a Business Associate.


Analyst, Chicago, IL – Chicago-Based Private Equity Firm seeks an Analyst.

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Doostang News February 7: Why a Great Interview Might Not Turn into a Job

Real Estate Financial Analyst, New York, NY
Marketing Associate, Boston, MA
Client Services Analyst, San Francisco, CA
Engagement Manager, Chicago, IL
Pre-MBA Acquisition Analyst, New York, NY

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At times, getting your resume in front of the eyes of a hiring manager can be such a challenge, that when you finally hear back and receive an interview, it can feel like you’ve practically gotten the job.  You enthusiastically prepare for the big day, and when it comes, all seems to go well.  But later on you receive another correspondence telling you that you just didn’t quite make the cut.  So what went wrong?  Here are a few reasons you may not have gotten the job, despite a seemingly great interview.

Apparent Lack of Interest in the Actual Job

You may be sitting there thinking, “There’s no way I showed any shortage of interest during that job interview, I was exuding enthusiasm for that position.”  While that may be true, if hiring managers sense that you’re extremely keen on getting any job, not specifically the one they’re offering, they may decide to pass on you.  They want to ensure that you have a genuine interest in joining their company in this role, to know that you are a great fit and will do the job well.  If your interviewers perceive that you are anxious to land whatever job comes along, they might assume that you aren’t particularly interested in what they have to offer.  Counter this assumption by asking relevant questions during the interview, and by speaking intelligently about the position.

Someone Within the Company Filled the Role

Sometimes, in the midst of the hiring process, a candidate who already works for the company will come along. Or a current employee of the company will refer a friend for the open position.  Unfortunately, no matter how well you hit it off with the hiring manager during the interview, the company is more likely to go with a candidate who already works within the organization and knows the ropes; or a candidate that another colleague vouched for.  While there isn’t much you can do when this happens, try to nip this problem in the bud by networking with individuals in the company beforehand, so that you have a leg up as well.

The Job Description Changed

This tends to happen more with newly created positions.  As hiring managers are interviewing candidates and determining the logistics of the new position, they sometimes realize that the duties or qualifications required for the job may have changed.  While you may have been the ideal candidate at the time you interviewed, it’s possible that the job description changed even a few days later.  Again, there is not much you can do here, but if you know that you are interviewing for a new position, stress your ability to learn and adapt quickly, and your eagerness to catch up in the areas where you may be lacking a bit.

Don’t take it personally when a great interview doesn’t turn into a job.  Chances are, you will never really know the exact reason why you were not selected.  The best you can do is to take what you can from the experience, brush off the loss, and move on to the next opportunity!

Good luck,

The Doostang Team

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: Jan 10 – 16


Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Equity Research Associate, New York, NY – Full-Service Investment Banking Firm seeks Equity Research Associate.


Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Los Angeles, CA – Premier Patent Law Firm seeks Paralegal.


Buyside Equity Research Analyst, Dallas, TX – Prominent Long/Short Directional Hedge Fund seeks Buyside Equity Research Analyst.


Commercial Real Estate Associate, New York, NY – Top Tier Investment Real Estate Brokerage Firm seeks  Commercial Real Estate Associate.


Equity Analyst, Chicago, IL – Rapidly-Growing Investment Advisory Firm seeks Equity Analyst.


Director of Business Development, London, UK – Media & Financial Information Company seeks Director of Business Development.


Portfolio Strategy Associate, New York, NY – Private Investment Management Firm seeks Portfolio Strategy Associate.

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: August 30 – September 5

Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Jr. High Yield Research Analyst, New York, NY – Global Asset Management Firm seeks Jr. High Yield Research Analyst.


Procurement Services Director, Nationwide – Executive Search & Recruiting Services seeks Procurement Services Director.


Trader, Chicago, IL – Premier Market Maker in Financial Exchanges seeks Trader.


Public & Private Sector Strategy Consultant, Mclean, VA – Strategy & Technology Consulting Firm seeks Public & Private Sector Strategy Consultant.


Investment Banking Analyst, Boston, MA – Global Investment Banking seeks Investment Banking Analyst.


Business Strategy Planner/Manager, Palo Alto, CA – Largest Internet Company seeks Business Strategy Planner/Manager.


Real Estate Investment Analyst Internship, New York, NY – Investment & Asset Management Firms seeks Real Estate Investment Analyst Intern.

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Doostang New Jobs This Week: July 19 – 25

Doostang has thousands of highly sought after positions at companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Time Warner, Facebook, and more. Looking to get ahead in your job search? Be the first to apply to these exceptional NEW jobs just posted on Doostang.


Investment Analyst, New York, NY – Global Alternative Investment Management Firm seeks Analyst.


Consultant, Washington, DC – Leading Information Services and Advisory Firm seeks Consultant.


Private Equity Associate (Pre-MBA), San Francisco, CA – Top Tier Private Equity Firm is Looking for a Pre-MBA Private Equity Associate.


Marketing Associate, Jersey City, NJ – Top Privately Owned Placement Service Firm seeks Marketing Associate.


Investment Banking Associate, Atlanta, GA – Prominent Full-Service Investment Banking Firm seeks Investment Banking Associate.


Real Estate Analyst, New York, NY – New York’s Premier Realty Firm seeks Real Estate Analyst (Underwriter).


Sr. Analyst – Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Los Angeles, CA – Fully Integrated, Broad Based Global Entertainment Company is Looking for a Senior Analyst to Join its Corporate Business Development & Strategy Team.

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