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/ August 17, 2017 An Insider's Guide to Tackling Your First Week at a New Job
An Insider's Guide to Tackling Your First Week at a New Job

By Riley Stefano

first-week-new-job-advice.pngI'm the newest member of the culture team here at HubSpot. (Yes, we have a team committed solely to making sure our employees love coming into work every day.) Not only am I new to the company, but I’m pretty new to the “real world”, too, having graduated college last May. So not surprisingly, I was nervous (to say the least) for my first day on the job. I triple set my alarms, I had my outfit all picked out, and I had my lunch packed and ready. But even after prepping, those butterflies were fluttering like crazy the entire morning as I got ready for this new journey.

I kept reminding myself that butterflies in my stomach were completely normal. They’re probably the same butterflies you experienced on your ... Read More

/ August 1, 2017 Making Hard Conversations Easier: How to Say the Tough Stuff at Work
Making Hard Conversations Easier: How to Say the Tough Stuff at Work

By Caitlin Mosca

I spend the majority of my day delivering good news. As a recruiting coordinator, saying things like “We’d like move you forward in the process,” “We’d like to bring you in to meet the team,” “You did a great job on your call, role play or presentation” is the best part of my job. It’s easy to send someone an email or get on the phone with them and say things that I know will make their day. It’s a lot harder to deliver bad news to candidates.

Difficult workplace conversations, however, span much more than just being rejected for a position or receiving constructive criticism from higher-ups. Making a big ask, pushing back on a manager, or realizing that the timing of an internal move might not align with your expectations are also difficult conversations to have, with yourself and with others.

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/ July 11, 2017 How Employees Can Get an MBA at the Office
How Employees Can Get an MBA at the Office

By Ellen Pratt

I’m a self-proclaimed nerd. I love school. Given the chance, I would spend all of my time in a classroom or with my nose in a book (or even better, a crossword puzzle). Almost three years ago to the day, I quit my job to get my MBA at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. When I graduated, I had to leave my books behind to rejoin the “real” world, but, luckily, I found HubSpot.

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