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/ January 17, 2017 Put Yourself to Bed (and 4 Other Ways to Take Care of Yourself and Avoid Burnout)
Put Yourself to Bed (and 4 Other Ways to Take Care of Yourself and Avoid Burnout)

By Annie Misarski

self_care.jpgI was a classic overachiever in high school. I wanted to do it all, be everything to everyone, and always come out on top. The problem was, I kept running out of hours in the day to get it all done.

Between practices for two sports, AP classes, orchestra rehearsal, and duties as Class President, I was really busy. (But also, let’s be honest, lots of time was being wasted on crafting the perfect away message on Instant Messenger too.)

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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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/ December 20, 2016 Add the Women Back: HubSpot's Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Add the Women Back: HubSpot's Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

By Molly White


“You cannot be what you cannot see.” - Reshma Saujani.

Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, has dedicated her life’s work to celebrating women who thrive as scientists and technologists and fighting images that actively discourage women from becoming innovators. She stresses how important it is to put an end to these disempowering messages. “We need to change the culture,” says Saujani, to one where young women can see themselves reaching positions at the highest levels of STEM and are actively supported in these pursuits.  

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/ December 2, 2016 Why Tech Needs More Liberal Arts Graduates
Why Tech Needs More Liberal Arts Graduates

By Magdalena Georgieva

All the pomp and circumstance that comes with graduating from college seems to quickly fade when your next adventure sinks in: job searching. If you graduated with a liberal arts degree, like I did, then this may hit especially close to home. For liberal arts majors, it’s easy to feel at odds with the working world at first. Knowing how to code, tweet, or build a web page is the golden ticket today. Being fluent in art history or gender studies? Not so much.

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/ November 17, 2016 Tips for Beginner's Mind: Starting Fresh 20 Years Into My Career
Tips for Beginner's Mind: Starting Fresh 20 Years Into My Career

By Andrew Rodwin

Starting something new can be scary. And, I’d like to say that this gets easier with age, but I’d be lying.

Joining a new organization as a senior newbie (aka “snewbie”) can be equally as challenging as starting straight out of school. It’s just that the challenges are different.

Companies hire senior employees, like me, for who we are and for our experience. As a senior hire, part of my experience is having demonstrated that I’ve learned to learn, and adapted to adapting. But, I’ve also learned particular ways of doing things. I’ve got an extensive databank of what I’ve seen succeed and fail, and an innate knowledge of potential options when our company is faced with difficult decisions.

And yet, when I’ve tried forcing what I’ve learned from Job N onto Job N+1, especially in the earliest days of a new job, it’s typically backfired.  

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/ October 25, 2016 Debugging Perceptions: Why I Want My Daughter to Be a Superhero, Not a "Girl" Superhero
Debugging Perceptions: Why I Want My Daughter to Be a Superhero, Not a "Girl" Superhero

By Barbara McCarthy

My daughter is six-years-old and determined to become a “fairy girl superhero mermaid” when she grows up. While I can’t offer much advice on a suitable career path for this particular profession, I think it’s interesting she always uses the word girl in front of superhero. “You’re a girl, so of course you’ll be a girl superhero”, I tell her. But she insists that “all the good superheroes are boys”.

Sadly, she’s right.

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/ October 10, 2016 Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work: Why We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work: Why We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dulce Delgado

You may have heard that culture is a hot topic at HubSpot. We think creating a place where people love to work isn't just an HR priority. It's a business priority. (Our co-founder even published a not-so-brief SlideShare called the HubSpot Culture Code to manifest our values, beliefs, and quirks.) But what you might not know is that when we talk about culture, we're talking about the culture of our people, too. 

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/ September 27, 2016 Meet the First-Gen Engineer Who Forged His Path In Tech Despite All Odds
Meet the First-Gen Engineer Who Forged His Path In Tech Despite All Odds

By Alec Ortega


“If you could have anything in the world right now, what would it be?”

Some friends and I were having a heart to heart one evening, and a few guys tossed around the idea of having a big house or a nice car. But when the question came around to me, I answered without hesitation: “Stability.”

Three years ago, after graduating high school, I came out to my Hispanic Catholic family, and unfortunately, the experience wasn’t as positive as I had hoped. In an instant, my seemingly stable life spiraled out of control: my parents cried, said they “would never accept me the way I was,” and offered to get me conversion therapy. I clung to the thought that eventually they’d come around, but instead, my coming-out only served a catalyst for their own personal turmoil, as they quickly separated and moved out, leaving me alone in my childhood home that was under impending foreclosure.   

I felt paralyzed.

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/ September 12, 2016 Behind the Scenes: Launching HubSpot Tokyo
Behind the Scenes: Launching HubSpot Tokyo

By Hannah Fleishman

We kicked off 2016 with an exciting announcement: HubSpot would be opening an office in Tokyo, Japan. Eight months and countless flights later, we officially opened our "TokSpot" doors just this past week. We're thrilled to work closer with prospects, customers, and Partners globally, and we're equally as eager to give our careers community an inside look at launch day and the people who are pioneering inbound in Japan.

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/ August 22, 2016 Clarity Through the Chaos: 5 Lessons I Learned on Maternity Leave
Clarity Through the Chaos: 5 Lessons I Learned on Maternity Leave

By Rach SebellShavit

There are two words that bring as much excitement as dread for a new mother: maternity leave.

While I was obviously overjoyed at welcoming my daughter into the world, society had me believing that these twelve weeks were going to be grueling. Goodbye sleep, sayonara sanity. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying every moment of the process: the good, the bad, and the ugly. And believe me, there were all three.

I think many new mothers feel that they will lag behind the rest of their colleagues when they are on maternity leave - pausing their career while others charge forward with skillbuilding and new projects. However, as a recent survey revealed, I fully believe that becoming a mother has actually raised the level of my performance in the office. Since my return from maternity leave, I now find myself applying the tough, but good, lessons I learned in these twelve weeks of raising a newborn to my everyday work.

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