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In the News

January 20, 2012

"Universum Development, mother company to Universum Group, the global leader in Employer Branding, announced today the acquisition of Doostang, the leading global career networking platform for young professionals..."

August 10, 2009

"Some of the most beneficial aspects of getting an MBA degree are the contacts you make with like-minded individuals who are your classmates. This network of colleagues is often a source of important information and expertise that can help find jobs or create a business in the future..."

July 31, 2009

"In a tough job market, MBA graduates seeking top-tier jobs are turning to a career networking site created by and catering to young professionals.
Doostang is an online community that seeks to match the brightest new grads with what it says are the crème de la crème of positions in finance, consulting and tech..."

July 27, 2009

"Until recently, MBA students had the job recruitment process down to a science. Recruiters would come to campus, students would interview for summer positions, everyone would get an internship, and at the end of the summer, most would return to campus with a full-time job offer in-hand. Unfortunately, that formula isn't working at the moment..."

June 23, 2009

"One of my most popular workshop topics is how to use social media in your job search..."

June 16, 2009

"Job hunters' stock may be rising on Wall Street.
Large and midsize financial-services institutions are hiring again, albeit modestly. Recruiters cite improving financial markets and increasing investor confidence as catalysts. They say some firms that laid off too many workers at the start of the recession now want to take advantage of the large amount of talent available. Most desired are proven performers skilled in areas such as credit, refinancing, wealth management and restructuring..."

May 14, 2009

"Duke University's Fuqua School of Business' MBA Career Management Center is hoping to give its students and graduates an edge in a tight job market. The center is partnering with Doostang, an exclusive online career Web site that brings premier job listings to business school students and alumni..."

April 6, 2009

"Doostang, an exclusive online career community targeting elite young professionals, today confirmed that The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has become the latest elite business school to partner with them..."

March 20, 2009

"One of the signature emotions of this particular recession, besides the populist rage that boiled over this week, is a bit of survivor’s guilt. After all, if you still have the same job or salary that you had a year ago, you’re among the lucky ones..."

March 11, 2009

"Doostang, an exclusive online career advancement network for elite professionals, today announced its collaboration with The Wharton School's MBA Career Management Center to provide first and second year MBA students with complimentary access to Doostang's premium job and internship listings..."

February 27, 2009

"Years ago I joined a social media/job search hybrid site called Doostang. It's kind of like LinkedIn, but with the expressed purpose of using inside connections to get hired..."

February 18, 2009

"Recently, my husband and I were at a dinner party when someone suggested a trivia game called “Six Degrees of Separation. The game originated from an offhand remark Kevin Bacon made..."

February 9, 2009

"What's your MBA really worth? Well, a lot depends on what you mean. In their marketing materials, elite business schools focus on starting salaries, which can be quite impressive. But what about 5, 10, even 20 years out..."

October 14, 2008

"Despite the recent collapse of several U.S. banking institutions, Stephen Dalli isn't looking to leave the financial-services sector... Mr. Dalli isn't alone in his desire to stay on Wall Street – but the ranks are thinner than they used to be, according to a recent survey by reports"

October 7, 2008

"In today's tight market, the right resume can land you the right interviews and job. Thanks to Wall Street's recent turmoil, many people in the financial-services industry are losing their jobs or jumping their sinking ships. A late September poll by Doostang..."

October 6, 2008

"Talk about gloomy outlooks. A new survey from, a popular online career network, finds that 85% of financial services employees believe the economic turmoil roiling the country will continue well past the first quarter of 2009..."

June 20, 2008

"LinkedIn, a Web site that professionals use to make contacts and trade tips, created quite a stir this week... But LinkedIn isn't the only Web network for the buttoned-down crowd..."

April 11, 2008

"It's the second week in April. April Fool's Day has come and gone, and the time for joking is over... Since more than three-quarters of employers consider the internship to be the most important determinant in hiring full- time, you probably should have locked down a gig by now..."

February 28, 2008

"Mareza Larizadeh, co-founder of Doostang Inc., says the 400,000 users of aren't trying to keep their business and personal lives separate. The invitation-only job-matching site helps people find positions through friends and former classmates..."

October 24, 2007

"Your 'network' used to refer to folks you played golf with, encountered on the volunteer circuit, or met regularly for cocktails. These days, chances are your network also includes a lot of online connections—and maybe even people you've never met..."

October 7, 2007

"We've heard that Shasta Ventures put $3.5 million into LinkedIn competitor Doostang, adding to the million or so that they raised previously in an angel round..."

October 4, 2007

"In the pre-internet days, neither of us would have even thought of calling each other friends..."

September 24, 2007

"Social networking sites aren't just for teens to swap photos and gossip anymore. They're a great way for adults to set up and maintain professional ties..."

August 30, 2007

"Social networking may have started with friends gossiping in high school and college on MySpace, but users are now turning to networking sites for professional reasons as well..."

November 7, 2006

"Building relationships with recruiters may expose you to career opportunities that you might not learn about otherwise..."

October 23, 2006

"A facebook for the Morgan Stanley crowd"

January 30, 2006

"Twenty-somethings Seth Sternberg and Mareza Larizadeh share a bachelor pad their friends dubbed the 'happy house' because the exterior is painted sky blue and murals of farm animals adorn the garage. But located less than a mile from venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto, Calif., this rented house serves a serious purpose..."