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/ June 13, 2017 How Sharing Secrets Helped Us Build a More Empathetic Company
How Sharing Secrets Helped Us Build a More Empathetic Company

By Caroline Cotto

Humans of HubSpot Blog Picture-1.pngLet's face it: No matter how comfortable you are at work or how flexible your workplace is, we all have sides to us that don't make an appearance in the office everyday. It's called a "personal life," after all. 

But would knowing more about your colleagues change how you relate to and support them in the workplace?

Whether or not we choose to share them publicly, all of us carry things with us that have shaped who ... Read More

/ May 2, 2017 Confessions of a Recruiter: Why I Still Message Candidates Directly
Confessions of a Recruiter: Why I Still Message Candidates Directly

By Jennifer Hatem

Let’s address the elephant in the room. Yes, I’m a talent sourcer on a recruiting team. Of course I want you to open a direct email or LinkedIn message. But, I’ve been on your side of the inbox too, and I know how impersonal some templates can be. Just last week, in fact, I got an email asking “How is your time at *company that is not my current company*?” Needless to say, I didn’t reply.

Truth is, most people don’t reply. According to LinkedIn “the general response rate for InMail is between 30-60 percent.” And this paltry response rate is just for InMail; the response rates for direct emails, tweets, texts, or other ways recruiters try to contact people are even lower.

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/ April 20, 2017 Starting Your Job Search? 6 Tricks You Can Borrow From College Hunting
Starting Your Job Search? 6 Tricks You Can Borrow From College Hunting

By Caroline Cotto

I loved college hunting. Loved it. My mom and I would make fun weekend road trips of visiting schools, scoping out dining halls for Lucky Charms, talking with current students and professors on the lawn, exploring surrounding neighborhoods, maybe even sneaking into a class or two.

As a high school senior, I read the entire Princeton Review guide (read as: ultra-nerd) and spent many hours pouring over the website College Prowler (now Niche) until I narrowed down a list of schools that felt authentically “me.” I wrote and rewrote my Common App, and I did alumni interviews. And, when it was all said and done, I arrived on Georgetown University’s campus for accepted students weekend knowing that my hard work had landed me exactly where I needed to be.       

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/ April 3, 2017 Confessions of a Procrastinator
Confessions of a Procrastinator

By Kat Warboys

I had never really considered myself a procrastinator...until my first six months in at HubSpot.

The first few months went well. Really well. I had a detailed 100-Day Plan from my manager with projects to achieve, items to check off the list, and clear deadlines. By the time I had completed the plan, I was energized by how much challenging work there was to be done, and by the projects I could tackle that would make an impact on our business and customers.

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/ March 20, 2017 4 Unconventional Ways to Catch a Recruiter's Eye
4 Unconventional Ways to Catch a Recruiter's Eye

By Declan Fitzgerald

From a young age, we’re groomed to believe that job applications are meant to be expertly curated, paper versions of ourselves. But, in reality, these “ideal” applications often leave recruiters with a distant, impersonal snapshot of the applicant. That’s why, when candidates ask me for application advice, I share one tip: Don’t be afraid to be “more human.”

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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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/ February 22, 2017 The Importance of Being Honest: Practicing Radical Candor at Work
The Importance of Being Honest: Practicing Radical Candor at Work

By Katie Burke

We’ve all heard that feedback is the breakfast of champions. But lately I’ve wondered: What kind of feedback builds winning teams? Managers, employees, and execs have different styles of giving and receiving feedback. And when those styles don’t match up, feedback can be taken off the menu completely. Not surprisingly, 65% of employees say they wish they could receive more feedback than they currently do (OfficeVibe). That’s why Kim Scott’s concept of radical candor has become a hot topic at HubSpot and is helping us rethink how we help one another grow through more productive, timely feedback.

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/ February 2, 2017 Networking Is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Get Good At Making Connections
Networking Is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Get Good At Making Connections

By Declan Fitzgerald

I can’t emphasize the importance of networking enough.

A wide and diverse network of people hasn’t just helped me get jobs, it’s helped me get better at those jobs. When HubSpot announced plans for a Tokyo office, the ins-and-outs of hiring in Japan were foreign to me. But as the head of global recruitment, I needed to become the subject matter expert, fast.

The first thing I did was tapped into my network.

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/ January 5, 2017 Video Interviews Are Here to Stay: How to Prepare For Your Debut
Video Interviews Are Here to Stay: How to Prepare For Your Debut

By Holly Peterson


From Snapchat to Facebook Live, video is hot. So, it’s no surprise that more and more companies are turning to video to help with recruiting. The traditional resume-cover letter one-two punch is being replaced with the video interview. And, it’s easy to see why.


In today’s hiring world, according to a recent study by TheLadders, you’re lucky if your resume or CV gets 6 seconds of someone’s time. And, if your resume bullets aren’t a “perfect fit” for the role you’re applying to, you may be quickly overlooked. But, while resumes and CVs confine you to a single 8x11 sheet, video interviews allow your personality to leap off the page and capture a recruiter’s attention. Through video, you dictate how your story is told, you showcase your soft skills and strengths, and you tell the viewer why the experiences on your resume make you the best fit for the role. You bring the words on your resume to life.

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