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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

4 Unconvential Way to Catch a Recruiter's EyeFrom 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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/ 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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