1. Articles in category: Hiring

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    1. This Is How Political Activism Can Affect Your Job

      This Is How Political Activism Can Affect Your Job

      You’re probably familiar with the advice to not talk about politics at work. But the etiquette around participating in political activities outside of work can be a little more hazy. Whether it’s attending a protest or publicly tweeting at a politician, your political activities can have a major impact on your job.

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    2. 10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business » Succeed As Your Own Boss

      10 Things That Will Surprise You About Running a Business » Succeed As Your Own Boss

      I’ve found that people who want to start a business often don’t have the first idea about what that really entails. Once they do launch a company, they’re often surprised at how real and often stressful it is to be an entrepreneur. Here are a few of the things I’d say might surprise you. Heads up! It’s one thing when a subpar employee quits, but what about when the one you’ve come to rely on the most puts in her notice? There’s nothing more heartbreaking.

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    3. Four People In Your Professional Network You’re Probably Undervaluing

      Four People In Your Professional Network You’re Probably Undervaluing

      Most people think networking is about making new connections—which is true—but you also have to invest in the connections you already have, whether they’re people you met at the last networking event, or your former coworkers, clients, and friends. In fact, even your current team, boss, and clients are as much a part of your network as anyone else. Here’s how to put to good use the people you already know. Who they are. People who are like you—job-wise, that is.

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    4. 5 Reasons No One is Following Your Business on Twitter

      5 Reasons No One is Following Your Business on Twitter

      Almost one-quarter of adult internet users are on Twitter, so it makes sense to include this platform in your marketing plans. By using Twitter, businesses can build brand awareness, promote their content, and drive traffic to their websites. However, that only works if people are actually following you. If no one is following your company on Twitter, you won’t benefit much from using the platform. So, where is everybody? Here are five reasons why no one is following your business on Twitter.

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      Mentions: Canada
    5. Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

      Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

      Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then—crickets. You have the skills to get in the door, but for some reason, you stall out when it comes to getting the offer. It’s super frustrating, and you can’t help but wonder why. As someone who was responsible for recruiting and interviewing applicants for fellowship openings at organizations nationwide, I can tell you it’s true that being qualified isn’t always enough to edge out the competition.

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    6. 4 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back After They Hired Someone Else

      4 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back After They Hired Someone Else

      This is a crappy email to receive, particularly when you thought you had it in the bag. The exceptional opportunity that you believed was a perfect fit is no longer on the table. It seemed like an offer was definitely in the works, too; after all, you'd sent them references upon request, and even briefly chatted about possible compensation. Plus, you bonded with the hiring manager--you can't have made that up. In spite of an outstanding final interview, you didn't get the job--now what?

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    7. Five New Rules My Company Set After A Hiring Disaster

      Five New Rules My Company Set After A Hiring Disaster

      I soon realized we’d wound up with some real misfits. A couple of them turned out to be openly contemptuous of the company’s norms and culture, as well as of my own directives as a leader. Others simply hadn’t yet developed the skills they needed to do their jobs well. I should’ve fired the troublemakers early on, but I was afraid of a nasty confrontation and embarrassed to admit my errors. Instead, I spent the next few months hoping things would get better. They didn’t.

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    8. Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

      Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

      One of Donald Trump’s loudest–and likely most impossible to fulfill –promises is to bring back coal jobs. He has made this appeal to people whose factory skills aren’t in demand anymore and likely don’t have the secondary education necessary to enter into other industries. Related: Why Are There So Many White Young American Men Without College Degrees? Whether or not more coal jobs are created, this need has started a conversation about laborers with different educational backgrounds.

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    9. One LinkedIn Employee’s Insider Tips For Job Searching On The Sly

      One LinkedIn Employee’s Insider Tips For Job Searching On The Sly

      There are a few things in life that bring about extreme levels of stress, and looking for a job typically makes the list—which also includes moving, wedding planning, and way at the top, having a new child. Those are all things about which friends, family, and coworkers all usually have lots of advice to share. But since I work at LinkedIn, I’m asked for job-hunting tips more often than any others.

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      Mentions: Philadelphia Google
    10. This Is How To Get Hired At Facebook

      This Is How To Get Hired At Facebook

      It’s no surprise that a lot of people dream of landing a job at Facebook. The social network’s massive reach means employees get to work on something that potentially affects billions of people. The company has also consistently placed high on the rankings of best places to work for offering career advancement, good benefits, and a positive culture. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg also earned a 95% approval rating from his staff. But how, exactly, does one land a coveted spot at Facebook?

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    11. I Built A Bot To Apply To Thousands Of Jobs At Once–Here’s What I Learned

      I Built A Bot To Apply To Thousands Of Jobs At Once–Here’s What I Learned

      I have a great job, and there’s no rush to leave. As a director at a national nonprofit I’ve built some fantastic teams, but over the past year they’ve gotten so good at what they do that I’ve begun to wonder whether I’m still needed. So I started slowly casting about for new challenges, initially by applying (perhaps naively) to openings at well-known tech companies like Google, Slack, Facebook, and Squarespace.

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    12. When You Agree to a Networking Meeting But Don’t Know What You’re Going to Talk About

      When You Agree to a Networking Meeting But Don’t Know What You’re Going to Talk About

      For some networking meetings, the agenda is obvious: your companies are considering doing business together, or you’re looking for a job and this person might help you get one. But many professionals often find themselves in networking meetings where the goals are murkier. Perhaps a friend thought you’d hit it off and introduced you, or you met the person briefly at an event and they’re following up for indeterminate reasons. In some cases, you’ll want to decline the invitation.

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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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      Mentions: San Francisco
    16. How I Finally Quit My Job At The Gap To Freelance Full-Time

      How I Finally Quit My Job At The Gap To Freelance Full-Time

      At graduation, weeks before, I’d won a big scholarship, the one that’s given to just a single student in each department. When I walked up to receive it, the MC read aloud a short blurb I’d written–something self-deprecating about how after graduation I expected to be living at home with my parents, working in retail, and trying my best to become a freelance illustrator. Self-deprecating, but as it turns out, entirely accurate.

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