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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

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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.

N.A.R.P.: noun. Non-Athletic Regular Person.

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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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/ 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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