Robbie Abed

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26 05, 2013

Shit, I Graduated. Now What?

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) projects 1,791,000 students at the bachelor's degree level will graduate as the college Class of 2013. Let me write it for you in long form just in case you missed that number. There are ONE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY ONE THOUSAND people graduating from College in 2013 in the U.S.
8 02, 2013

Dear Job Seekers at Networking Events: You Are Selfish, and This is Why You Can’t Find a Job

Imagine this common conversation at a networking / business event:
Mike: So John, what do you do?

John: I just moved here from New York, and I’m looking for a full-time job as a Graphics Designer. I’ve always loved Chicago and I’m glad I made the move.

Mike: Oh, great. Welcome to Chicago! Where are you staying?

John: […]

31 01, 2013

17 Things I Have Learned From Taking Over 250 Coffee Meetings in 400 days

Meeting is the name. Coffee is the game.

Mark Suster inspired me to take 50 coffee meetings. I took his advice, and then I took it again, and again and again and again. To the tune of 250 coffee meetings in 400 days. The result was phenomenal.

My main motivation to do this was because 1)I […]

28 01, 2013

Fake It Till You Can’t Fake It Anymore

This post originally appeared on Jeff Carter’s Points & Figures Blog


“Fake it till you make it” is a great motto to live by because it gives you confidence that you can do something even if you aren’t sure if you are really capable. If you live by that saying long enough, there is a […]

5 08, 2012

The Cover Letter Is Dead. Long Live the Cover Email.

I, Robbie Abed now declare the Cover Letter dead. It is a useless waste of a word document. For every time someone uses a cover letter, a kitten will die.

There are two problems with cover letters:

They are usually in a¬†separate¬†word document. Are you just looking for ways to make the recruiters job harder for […]