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    1. How The CEO Of Big Data Firm Splunk Is Using Data To Boost Social Purpose

      How The CEO Of Big Data Firm Splunk Is Using Data To Boost Social Purpose

      When Clenergy, the Australian-based renewable energy company, wanted to build the first commercial solar car, it sponsored, TeamArrow, a leading solar car racing team, to collect over 400 data points per second from the track. Powering this massive endeavor is Splunk, an $8 billion big-data analytics platform founded in 2003.

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    2. Exactly What (Not) To Say When Negotiating Your Salary

      Exactly What (Not) To Say When Negotiating Your Salary

      “I’ve done some research, and it looks like the typical pay for somebody at my level is ________.” Keep emotions out of it. Stay data driven and fact based. “According to Salary.com [or source of your choosing], the standard rate is ________.” (Makes it about market rates, not what you’re worth. Walk into the meeting well researched.) “I typically get ________.” (Useful because it provides a frame of reference.)

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    3. 5 Questions To Avoid Asking On A Job Interview—Unless You Rephrase Them Like This\

      5 Questions To Avoid Asking On A Job Interview—Unless You Rephrase Them Like This\

      You’re in the middle of a job interview, and after running through your qualifications, now it’s your turn to ask the interviewer about the position. You’ve come prepared. Without hesitation, you launch into a series of questions that you think are well thought-out. There are a handful of things you’re hoping to learn about the company and the role, and you’re pretty sure you’re phrasing your inquiries the right way. But you might not be.

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