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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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      Mentions: Adobe Arizona
    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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    4. Seven Bad Habits Every New Manager Needs To Shake

      Seven Bad Habits Every New Manager Needs To Shake

      It takes a whole different skill set. Most new managers learn the basic do’s and don’ts quickly—like resisting the urge to brag about how experienced you are and encouraging your employees to suggest new ideas. But some mistakes are subtle and hard to see, much less correct. These are the ones that can throw you off before you even get going because no one tells you about them.

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    5. Why This CEO Appointed An Employee To Change Dumb Company Rules

      Why This CEO Appointed An Employee To Change Dumb Company Rules

      Earlier this year, an employee wanted to send a customer a T-shirt with our logo as a gift. There was nothing special about this particular shirt. It was an ordinary, 100% cotton crew neck. But by the time this employee got approval–factoring in his own time and everyone else’s up the org chart who had to weigh in before signing off on the request–the cost of this T-shirt had ballooned to at least $200.

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    6. The World Changing Ideas Of 2017

      The World Changing Ideas Of 2017

      It’s hard to talk about moving the world forward when so much energy is being expended just trying to keep it from sliding backward. But while battles rage against the current administration’s anti-progress policies, the whole fight can’t just revolve around forestalling them. We must also create an alternate vision and be ready to implement it when the time comes.

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    7. Nine Reasons Why That High-Paying Job Is Making You Miserable

      Nine Reasons Why That High-Paying Job Is Making You Miserable

      Money. We all want more of it–or do we? According to psychological research, the answer is complicated. We all have different motives depending on our personalities, and while money certainly matters, it can even make us feel worse about our careers when those other basic drives are neglected. First, even when money does motivate, it doesn’t necessarily boost satisfaction. That’s why the correlation between pay and job satisfaction is close to zero.

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    8. How I Finally Learned To Compete With Much More Experienced Freelancers

      How I Finally Learned To Compete With Much More Experienced Freelancers

      So I hid behind cheesy LinkedIn taglines like “Professional Writer,” and I spun my writing history into sounding impressive. But what that really told the world was that I was scared to be me–somebody new to the game. Looking back, I lost business this way. Clients who might’ve hired me were turned off by my pretentiousness. Here’s how I finally got over it. I realize now that the better strategy would have been candor: Hey Businessperson, I don’t have much experience.

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    9. How To Answer 8 Interview Questions You Should Never Be Asked In The First Place

      How To Answer 8 Interview Questions You Should Never Be Asked In The First Place

      Sometimes, hiring managers are not HR specialists; they are simply looking for a talented person to join the team. In the quest to hire a colleague, they might ask off-putting or inappropriate interview questions. A job interview is not the time for a hiring manager to get input on his or her diversity recruitment strategy. If you’re the candidate, what should you do? It’s tough to outright correct a hiring manager or to refuse to answer–and that’s where tact comes in.

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