The Great Recession is almost a thing of the past, but a lingering effect is lackluster wage growth. For some, job hopping is the way to a bigger paycheck. Others are more inclined to stay put, ... Read More
Tech companies are some of the top places to work for millennials and recent graduates. With autonomous work environments, quick opportunities for growth, and the chance to solve novel and relevant problems, many undergrads are already on the hunt for jobs at the best start-ups and scale-ups with the most innovative company cultures they can find. Unfortunately, most of us are not gifted with understaning the secret code of software engineers. Don’t fret Liberal Arts majors! (We’re looking at you Psych, English, Art, Theater, and History.) There are many opportunities within the technology space for your liberal arts degrees.Read More
So you’ve got an interview lined up? Great news! Whether it’s an in-person or phone interview, you should be proud for getting to this point in the candidate process. But now comes the tough part. Interviews are never easy. They’re nerve-wracking, challenging, and a bit awkward. But with the right resources and plenty of practice, anyone can master the art of the interview. And I’m here to help: check out these 7 tools that will help you nail your next interview.Read More
Raise your hand if your calendar looks something like this every day...
Get out of bed early. Check emails and get ready for the day. Create a list of what needs to be done today, and the next three. Calendar management so you don't go crazy. Move conflicts. Schedule meetings. Run a meeting. Order lunch. Sort through expenses. Help the team out with their events and projects. Manage the fitness program. Create new relationships. Maintain current relationships. Manage the onsite nutritionist and their schedule. Manage the two in-house trainers and their schedules. Come up with new ideas for mind and wellness sessions. Leave work. Train for a marathon. Get home. Eat, check more emails, and scroll through social media simultaneously. And finally, get into bed, and set your alarm to do it all over again tomorrow.Read More
It’s the nature of the business for sales reps to come and go. But thanks to a hot economy and recent tech innovations, sales reps have a lot more opportunities available to them than ever before. And those new opportunities bring the option to explore new sales avenues, polish off that resume, and transition into job search mode.
But, you don’t want the job search to pull you out of sales mode. You want to stay in the zone, carrying the momentum from your previous job into your new one. In the words of film and stage actors, you don’t want to break character. But does staying in character help when selling yourself to a new sales organization, or does it just get in the way?Read More
I’ve recruited for over 200 positions in a wide range of industries and companies. With those 200 positions, I’ve reviewed close to 10,000 applications -- that’s just about 10,000 resumes. And those 10,000 resumes generally fall into three major buckets:
Soon after my college graduation I unexpectedly fell into a role doing marketing at a cash-rich tech startup that developed enterprise training apps. A few weeks after I started we got our first (and only) big round of funding — which meant that as a company we now had the opportunity to make some big plays.
As a young, newly-minted professional in the real world, it was a dream come true. Due to the inherent nature of a start-up and the “wearer of many hats” mentality, I was able to get my feet wet in all facets of the company. From marketing and content creation to product development and sales. And because we were a small team, I was able to take on responsibility, engage in key strategizing discussions, and take point on a variety of projects. At 22 I was a main player in a marketing team and a go-to colleague for many in the office — definitely not the storyline I had pictured myself in less than six months post college.Read More
The first rule of company culture used to be that you didn’t talk about it. Culture should just happen. Talking about your company’s DNA might taint it. Or worse, ruin it. But that’s changed. Today, everybody talks about culture. In fact, the first rule of Culture Club is that you do talk about culture.
Culture has gone mainstream, in a good way.Read More
Handshakes come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the fist bump, the awkward turtle, the lumberjack, the turkey, the lobster claw. But, these aren’t the handshakes you want to bring to work. Your handshake is often someone’s first impression of you. It’s that first connection that sets the tone for an entire interview or client meeting. (No pressure.) Unfortunately, we’ve all been on the receiving end of a bad handshake which can only mean one thing: Lots of us are just doing it all wrong.Read More