Did the Wharton School Manipulate Their Reporting to Get Ranked as the #1 Business School?

Did the Wharton School Manipulate Their Reporting to Get Ranked as the #1 Business School?

Of course Wharton manipulated factors to affect their rankings. All schools do.

Rankings are based off an equation that is more or less predictive of what we expect to see. Then, each school looks at these factors and tries to tweak the numbers as much as it can—offering some smaller classes to tweak the student/faculty ratio, etc.

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What You Need to Know to Ace Your Technical Interview

What You Need to Know to Ace Your Technical Interview

McDowell recently chatted with Glassdoor’s Emily Moore to share some of her top tips. Whether you’re just starting out in the field or are already a seasoned pro, McDowell offers invaluable information — read on to learn how to secure and then ace a technical interview at the company of your dreams.

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What Employers Really Think About Gaps on Your Resume

What Employers Really Think About Gaps on Your Resume

In some fields, it's not looked at that negatively. For example, gaps aren't a big deal for software engineers, or across tech in general. That's because there is a shortage of good software engineers, so companies are more willing to look the other way on a little thing like this. They're also less rigid corporate environments, so they're more accepting of little quirks like this.

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Less is more: a top hiring expert on how to create the best resume

Less is more: a top hiring expert on how to create the best resume

You don’t put your whole career on one page. You put just the top one page’s worth on one page.

Reducing a resume to one page helps many candidates look stronger, not weaker. Recruiters are not impressed that you had enough content to make a three page resume (anyone can do that). Focusing on the best stuff gives a better impression, since recruiters can’t read everything.

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Why A Shorter Resume Makes You A Stronger Candidate

Why A Shorter Resume Makes You A Stronger Candidate

Suppose Bob picks up your three-page resume and Mary gets your one-page resume. Both spend about twenty seconds skimming your resume, which is about how long it takes to skim one page’s worth. Who is left with a better impression of you? Mary. The average content that Mary read was better than the average content that Bob read. About two thirds of the stuff that Bob read wasn’t even good enough to fit on the one pager.

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Former Employee Of Google, Apple, And Microsoft On How To Master The Tech Interview

Former Employee Of Google, Apple, And Microsoft On How To Master The Tech Interview

This interviewing expert urges software engineers to ditch perfectionism, avoid these common mistakes, and try these tactics.

When Gayle Laakmann McDowell had her first interview for a software engineering position at Microsoft 11 years ago, she didn't know quite what she was getting herself into. "I was mostly naive about the interview process," she says. McDowell had just finished her freshman year at University of Pennsylvania and was applying for an internship. "Now, I would think: 'I should be studying for this like I would for a test,'" she says.

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