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/ December 14, 2017 5 Pieces of Advice from Women Leaders in Business
5 Pieces of Advice from Women Leaders in Business

By Katie Burke

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It’s been an... interesting year for women to say the least. On one hand, “feminism” is the Merriam Webster word of the year and it’s impossible to deny the power of the voices being raised through the #metoo movement and the Women’s March. On the other hand, the data, the storylines of workplace harassment, and the sheer volume of bad news makes it hard to be optimistic about the current state of women in the business world.

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/ December 12, 2017 Choose an Amazing Boss. Role is Secondary.
Choose an Amazing Boss. Role is Secondary.

By Janessa Lantz

My first job out of college I got incredibly lucky — I unwittingly stumbled into working for a remarkable boss.

The job itself was unglamorous. I was working as an administrative assistant at a B2B consulting/SaaS company. But I had a boss that was thoughtful, talented, and saw potential in me.

She encouraged me, gave me increasing responsibilities, vouched for me. I was incredibly ambitious and largely ignorant about how to do B2B (business to business) marketing, but she saw how quickly I was learning and helped me figure out how to expand both my role and impact at the company.

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/ December 7, 2017 What Recruiters Look for When Hiring Other Recruiters
What Recruiters Look for When Hiring Other Recruiters

By Noah Gilman

New opportunities and challenges are thrown at you every day at HubSpot, especially in recruiting. In the last two and a half years, I’ve hired for almost 20 distinct roles across our services, customer support, and finance teams. I’ve hired across levels of seniority, office location, and technical experience. I’ve learned that I have to be ready for anything, and this summer, I learned a tough lesson. I learned that I was not ready for the challenge of hiring another recruiter onto my own team.

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/ November 30, 2017 Why Salary is Only Half of the Total (Benefits) Package
Why Salary is Only Half of the Total (Benefits) Package

By Becky McCullough

It finally happened. You just received a call from the recruiter at your dream company, the place where you’ve invested dozens of hours researching and preparing, and likely taken a few “sick days” interviewing. All of your hard work has paid off and they’ve offered you a job! But before you sign on the dotted line, ask yourself: how well do you really understand the total package of your offer?

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/ November 16, 2017 How to Answer: Do You Have Any More Questions
How to Answer: Do You Have Any More Questions

By Elissa Barrett

It's asked all the time - it’s the universal way to wrap up an interview. The last question an interviewer will almost always ask is, “Do you have any other questions for me?”

Often, that question is answered with “No, I think we’ve answered most of my questions.” Or, “No, someone answered them all earlier.” Or simply, “No.”

The constant here is that every single person that answers that question with some form of “No” misses a great opportunity to reclaim the interview. Because as much as the interviewer is interviewing you, you’re also interviewing them.

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/ November 10, 2017 Why the Coffee Meeting is a Waste of Time
Why the Coffee Meeting is a Waste of Time

By Hannah Fleishman

There’s a popular networking practice that’s in desperate need of a makeover: Asking someone to get coffee. How many times have you been told to invite someone on LinkedIn, or at your company, to “grab coffee” so you can learn more about their role, career path, or industry? Probably weekly, if not more. On one hand, coffee meetings can be proactive, productive ways to network internally or externally. But more often than not, they’re a waste of time.

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/ November 3, 2017 5 Things Being an Intern and a 'Survivor' Contestant Have in Common
5 Things Being an Intern and a 'Survivor' Contestant Have in Common

By Julia Sokolowski

At 18 I applied to be a contestant on Survivor, completely on a whim. Four days later I received a phone call from CBS, and within weeks the Survivor Entertainment Group flew me out to Los Angeles to begin the vetting process, including a variety of physical and psychological tests and interviews conducted by everyone from casting directors to field producers, and even the show’s host, Jeff Probst.

The final step of the casting process was the most important: I had to pitch myself to the network. I walked into a room where over a dozen executives sat in a semicircle of chairs. Petrified, I stood front and center. I opened my mouth to say, “Hi, I’m Julia. I’m 18-years-old and –” … but before I could finish, I was grilled.

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/ October 27, 2017 Why Today’s “Working Mom” is Your Company's Best Asset
Why Today’s “Working Mom” is Your Company's Best Asset

By Laurie Aquilante

I’d only been back to work from maternity leave for a few weeks when my son came down with an awful cold. My husband took him to the doctor and they gave us some advice: The more you can breastfeed him, directly from your body versus pumping, the faster he’ll get better.

Crap.

That was my honest reaction to my first conflict between motherhood and my career.

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/ October 20, 2017 How to Turn Your Internship into a Full-Time Job
How to Turn Your Internship into a Full-Time Job

By Lucy Alexander

 

You've got it all: projects you’re passionate about, a manager who supports your career growth, an office culture you can buy into, and coworkers you love working with every day.

And then the internship ends.

When you’re lucky enough to land an internship with substantive work that’s pushing you to learn and grow every day, it can be difficult to say goodbye when the semester or summer comes to an end. But what if you could leverage that experience to land a permanent, full-time role after graduation?

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/ October 13, 2017 Relocating for a Job? The Ultimate Moving Checklist
Relocating for a Job? The Ultimate Moving Checklist

By Julia Blatt

You’ve just been offered a job opportunity at an amazing company in another city, state, or maybe even country. Don't be scared; this is exciting! Chances are you’d already thought about the possibility of moving when you applied, interviewed, and then accepted this position. Now it’s a reality. In addition to negotiating your offer and going back and forth about whether or not this is the right decision, now you also need to think about all the details that come with that dreaded word… MOVING.

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