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/ February 8, 2018 Why Your Handshake Matters (And How to Perfect It)
Why Your Handshake Matters (And How to Perfect It)

By Riley Stefano

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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.

When I extend my hand in greeting to someone at a business event, or even in my own office, I always wonder what I'll get in return. ... Read More

/ May 31, 2016 Why Solving For Growth Is the Most Important Input in Your Job Search Algorithm
Why Solving For Growth Is the Most Important Input in Your Job Search Algorithm

By Dharmesh Shah

I’m a programmer both by temperament and by classical training. So, I often think about life in terms of functions (in the programming or mathematical sense). What are the parameters or inputs passed into the function? What does the function return as a result? The typical set of inputs people put into their what_job_is_right() function goes something like this:

Should I work for a startup, a scale-up, or an established company?

If a startup, pre-funding, post-funding, or no funding?

Pre- or post-IPO?

What will my title, salary, and benefits look like?

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