The 3 Keys To Success: Books, Brains, & Tech

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Even if you’re happy with your current gig, we all have that dream job in mind. For some, it’s fashion. For others, it’s finance. But, for an increasing number of Gen Y-ers, the job of a lifetime is working for one of the hottest companies in the tech and new media fields.
If you fantasize about working in that industry, you’re far from alone. Facebook, iCracked, Contently, and Zappos are the most applied-to companies on The Muse, a website that provides helpful career advice, interview tips, and job listings. Jobs at those four companies can get up to 40 to 50% more applications than the average position, thanks to their amazing perks, great corporate culture, and cool offices (free snacks!).
So, you wanna work at one of these top tech companies? First, proofread your application — grammar mistakes are instant deal-breakers, according to experts at The Muse. Next, make sure to show your passion for the company and make it clear why you want to work there — and yes, they can tell if you’ve sent the same cover letter to 100 other companies.
Finally, make sure you’re equipped with the three keys to success: brains, books, and technology. To help you with that, Refinery29 is teaming up with The Muse, Netted, and BookVibe to offer the sweepstakes of a lifetime — or at least a career. One lucky reader will win an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (your choice!), a Fitbit, Frends headphones, and $250 towards books and even more tech accessories. Enter here for your chance to win, and get one step closer to the job of your dreams.

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