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/ February 1, 2018 How to Find an Amazing Boss
How to Find an Amazing Boss

By Janessa Lantz

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I wrote a post recently about how a great boss is a career accelerator and why it’s worth evaluating a new boss as critically as we evaluate a new role. The post sparked with people, and the most common response I heard was: “But how do I do that?”

😮 uh-oh.

I wish I had a simple answer. I don’t. But I’ll try. Just keep in mind, this is not a complete list, only a few things I’ve started to look for in my own search for an amazing boss.

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/ January 25, 2018 Cheat Sheet: How to Prep for Networking Events
Cheat Sheet: How to Prep for Networking Events

By Jenny Power

Networking events are a great way to meet new people, learn from interesting speakers or leaders, and get your name out there. But that doesn’t make them easy. There are a number of traps that people can fall into during networking events. Introducing yourself to new people can be daunting, and knowing what you want to get out of a networking event can be confusing. (A business card? A job?) To get rid of ambiguity (and awkwardness) before your next event, keep reading for 5 tips that will help you flourish the next time you find yourself in a room of future LinkedIn connections.

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/ January 18, 2018 What Sales Reps Need to Get Right on Their 2018 Resumes
What Sales Reps Need to Get Right on Their 2018 Resumes

By LiveCareer

You know how to play the game when it comes to sales. You love the challenge of working with customers to find solutions to some of their toughest problems. You’re a master at finding laser focus to close deals. And you really love the paycheck that comes with the work you do. But now it’s 2018, and you’re realizing it’s time to move on to a new role, one that will take you career to the next level.

When you’re wrapped up in the day-to-day demands of a sales job, it isn’t easy to find time to think about new jobs. We’re talking about new jobs that you can’t get solely through your network (or your impressive networking skills).

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/ January 11, 2018 How Being a Student-Athlete Helped Me Find a Job
How Being a Student-Athlete Helped Me Find a Job

By Kelsey Freedman

It was a surprisingly warm day in the state of Maine, a whopping 62 degrees on April 28th, the warmest game day yet that season. (Mother Nature saved the best for last, apparently.) It was time to throw the last pitch of my last game -- ever. My catcher came out to the mound and asked what I wanted to throw for the final pitch of my 16-year softball career. I chose a change-up -- and when that didn’t work, I chose a curveball. Strike three.

My softball career had ended. That was it. I was officially a N.A.R.P.

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/ January 4, 2018 Why You Should Always Write a Post-Interview Thank You Email
Why You Should Always Write a Post-Interview Thank You Email

By Rizel Bobb-Semple

During your childhood, your parents taught you many little lessons to help you succeed in life. Brush your teeth at least twice a day.  Lay your clothes out the night before. Pay your taxes (on time). Blow candles out before you go to sleep. Chew with your mouth closed. Tie a bright-colored ribbon to your luggage. Always wear clean underwear. Say please and thank you. Make your bed in the morning.

Big yawn, right? As a kid, much of this advice seemed trivial, but as we grew older, we began to recognize the value in all those little lessons. I have one more seemingly insignificant, yet worthwhile piece of advice to add to your ever-growing list of lifehacks: send a thank you email within the first 24 hours of a job interview.

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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

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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