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/ December 3, 2018 3 Ways Improv Comedy Teaches You to Take Risks
3 Ways Improv Comedy Teaches You to Take Risks

By Lauren Hintz

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 A couple summers ago, I took an improv comedy class with a colleague using HubSpot’s tuition reimbursement. (Yes, HubSpot actually paid for me to laugh in a class.) But, beyond learning to laugh at life, I also learned another important skill -- public speaking.

Before every improv class, I’d get sweaty palms and have to pep talk myself into even showing up because I was so nervous. Most of my jokes that landed a laugh or giggle were stories about my new ... Read More

/ July 16, 2018 Taking the Leap: A Step By Step Guide to Changing Careers
Taking the Leap: A Step By Step Guide to Changing Careers

By Olga Banis

Have you been thinking that your current job doesn’t fulfill you? Would you like to change careers but aren’t sure where to start?

Many people who want to change careers never actually go through with it because of a number of factors such as: inertia, fear of change, fear of leaving something established for something that might not work out, fear that they lack the necessary skills to succeed, or fear that even if they change careers, they still won’t be happy.

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/ June 18, 2018 Why You Should Always Be Growing in Your Career
Why You Should Always Be Growing in Your Career

By Courtney Sembler

Why should you always be growing in your career? What does always be growing mean? To grow you need to learn and to always be growing you need to always be learning.

When you’re always learning you’re constantly developing new skills to help you move forward in your career in whatever way you want. Whether you’re just getting started in your career or are counting down the days to retirement, learning will always be a valuable asset.

So how can you always be learning and growing your career?

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/ June 11, 2018 The Inside Scoop: How to Navigate an Internal Job Move
The Inside Scoop: How to Navigate an Internal Job Move

By Iteke Koster

As a recruiter I have daily conversations about people’s ambitions. One thing I’ve noticed is that while people grow in their career, their ambitions change. When you first started applying for jobs, did you already know exactly what you wanted to do? For those few of you who did, we’re all jealous. And for those of us who haven’t quite figured it out, don't fret -- it makes sense that you don’t have your full career path mapped out yet.

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/ May 7, 2018 Manager Material? How to Know if You’re Ready
Manager Material? How to Know if You’re Ready

By Carrie Abend

When someone on your team asks for help, are you always the first to respond? Do you stay late at work helping others troubleshoot? Do people come to you for advice? If so, you may be considering a move into management. After all, being helpful, kind, and respected are all signs of a great manager.

Unfortunately, too many young professionals rush towards a promotion, only to realize that being a manager is a lot more work than they'd bargained for, or is nothing like they imagined it would be. That’s why your answer to these next three questions are pivotal in deciding whether or not you’re ready to take that next step up the career ladder into a management position.  

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/ April 16, 2018 Tough Talk: How to Discuss Salary with Your Boss
Tough Talk: How to Discuss Salary with Your Boss

By LiveCareer

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, pursuing opportunities with their current employers. But they want to make sure their compensation matches their contributions and commitment to the company they want to stick with.

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/ February 22, 2018 3 Reasons Why “Starting at the Bottom” of the Career Ladder is the Catalyst to Getting to the Top
3 Reasons Why “Starting at the Bottom” of the Career Ladder is the Catalyst to Getting to the Top

By Maddie Schiess


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.

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

By Janessa Lantz

 

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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/ 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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/ March 7, 2017 Building an Operating System for Work/Life Balance
Building an Operating System for Work/Life Balance

By Alison Elworthy

I’ll never forget the day HubSpot became a public company. Not only had we made it from a small office in Cambridge to the New York Stock Exchange, but I was six-months pregnant at the time of our IPO. Through a professional and personal lens, the day was surreal to say the least, especially since my journey from interning to bell-ringing was full of zigs and zags.

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