Tam Pham

Tam Pham

Writer & Content Strategist

Startups, Careers, Life

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What internships should I do this summer to land a job as a business analyst, product developer, data analyst, or corporate sales? Whom t...

Answer: Before you begin our internship search, you need to focus on what you want. It seems like you are curious about different positions, let's get more clarity. Now I know what you’re thinking… “Tam, I don’t care what internship position I get. I just want something under my belt...

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What are the best majors that prepare you for a decent job for the next 20 years?

Answer (1 of 5): If your goal is to live the next 20 years of your life with a "decent job", then I would argue you have very low standards for yourself. Let me (kindly) inform you on a few things about future careers: 1) We do not even know...

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Career Choices: What should be my lifetime career?

Answer (1 of 3): Read The Art Of Work by Jeff Goins. I don't work for him but I've read his book and am a huge fan of the Portfolio life. Which basically means, your life will include many different hobbies, passions, and careers. There is no "one lifetime career"...

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What should I do if I got rejected by every college I applied to?

Answer (1 of 3): Keep moving forward. Think of a flat tire. When you get a flat tire, you have options: 1) Get mad at the person who put the tire on for you. 2) Get upset at the whole situation itself. 3) Or even get sad that you have...

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Is millennial job hopping safe?

Answer (1 of 2): We are not living like how our parents used Where they can easily graduate, work a job for 45 years, and retire safely with most things taken care of. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker stays at their job for 4.4 years,...

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Do grades matter after you get an internship?

Answer: It depends on your goal. If your goal is to excel in business, than experience trumps any grade you get. If your goal is to excel as a doctor, you might need sharp academics to get into medical school. What is your goal? Then work backwards to answer your...

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How can I become the best intern?

Answer (1 of 4): After six different internships in two years of working, I found some patterns that would be helpful for any future interns. 1) Give it your 100% Imagine squeezing the juice out of a lemon into a glass of water. After you finish squeezing, squeeze the lemon...

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Logically, could logic itself ever lead us beyond logic?

Answer (1 of 8): That depends on the definition of "beyond logic". For arguments, you can have a Paradox where your logic just turns around itself. If you look at THE application of logical thinking, mathematics, you encounter undefined behaviour and paradoxes as well. Numberphile has a few int......

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I work hard and long hours but I sleep in forever the next day? Am I a bad entrepreneur?

Answer (1 of 5): First, determine if you're being productive, not busy. It doesn't matter how hard you work, it matters how smart you work. Abraham Lincoln once said, "If I had 6 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 4 hours sharpening my ax." Second,...

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Should I contact my interviewer before the interview?

Answer (1 of 4): Whatever you do, do not contact them before the interview. Do your research on them. Listen to any interviews they were apart of, read their articles, and analyze their LinkedIn profile See what they've been posting on Twitter. The point is to familiarize yourself with their...

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What scalable businesses are there that require little to no start-up cost?

Answer (1 of 9): Scalable businesses that cost very little to start are actually more common than you might think. Chris Gullibeau covers several case studies in his book, The $100 Startup. For additional book recommendations, startup tips or life advice, check out bio for more Quora answers. ......

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What can I practice daily that will help me become more eloquent in speaking and writing, especially in essays?

Answer (1 of 5): Habits are the key to making any change in your life. It's very wise of you to proactively show that you want to do something daily to help you get better, great start so far! 1) Read stuff that you normally wouldn't read. If you read...

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Should I do an internship the summer after college?

Answer (1 of 2): I wouldn't do this. You're probably going to be working the majority of your adult life. This is a rare opportunity to take a break, do something exciting, travel, etc....

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What do you say to millennials who think college degrees no longer matter?

Answer (1 of 6): You ask them, without a degree... what's your game plan? * How will you educate yourself? * What are your career goals? * What are your next action steps? * Who do you have in your support system? * What options do you have? * Who...

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Can being the founder of a failed startup hurt your chances of getting a new job?

Answer (1 of 8): No, I don't think so. Failing companies before shows employers that you're ambitious, innovative, and not afraid to take risks. I would actually applaud your efforts and try to hire you on my team. I would ask why your startup failed, what lessons you learned out...