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Would You Pass a Job Interview with Elon Musk?

By Nick O'Brien / January 24, 2020
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How would you handle a job interview with Elon Musk?  (Other than fainting or grabbing his hand and telling him how much you’ve always wanted to meet him.) The excellent news is Elon is no fan of secrets to help save the environment – he’s just made freely accessible all of his patents for his…

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Would You Pass a Job Interview With Jack Dorsey?

By Nick O'Brien / January 22, 2020
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Do you ever get nervous during an interview?   Everyone does!   It’s nerve-racking stuff, especially if it’s your first time. But what if we took things up a notch – what if I tell you that your interviewer is Jack Dorsey?   He’s the co-founder of Twitter and has a net worth of $4.4…

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Winning Before You Start: How to Prepare for a Job Interview

By Nick O'Brien / January 16, 2020
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Your email has a gift in it: After days of waiting, there’s a reply about the job you really want. You take a deep breath, cross your fingers and open it… it’s an interview invitation. You made the cut – congrats! Now it’s time to prepare for the job interview process. A job interview is…

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What Tony Robbins’ Personal Routine Can Teach You about Sales

By Nick O'Brien / January 13, 2020
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He’s the nation’s leading life coach. He’s the author of a slew of books, his seminars and events tour all across the country, and his quotes are all over the internet and, probably, a good number of inspirational coffee mugs. He’s Tony Robbins, and between his coaching and his own personal net worth, he’s become…

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How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 2: Talk about a Challenge You Overcame

July 7, 2020

Your answers to interview questions might mean different things to different people. Where you think you’re being witty, your interviewer might think you’re coming off arrogant or not taking the interview seriously. Where you think you’re being up front and transparent, your interviewer might think you’ve just revealed a fatal weakness.    The long and…

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Five Red Flags In A Job Posting

July 2, 2020

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hunting for a tech job can be a tricky business. While you can’t necessarily afford to be too picky, you need to distinguish great career opportunities from the entries on job posting sites that will just waste your precious time.   Online job postings always try…

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How to Make Virtual Conferences Work for You

June 29, 2020

It’s a poorly kept secret that the best networking and closing that happens at conferences and trade shows is in the hallways and over the tray of mini muffins – not in the sessions. Now that virtual conferences are the norm, how can ambitious sales and marketing professionals network without the handshakes? How can brands…

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Stuff People in Zoom Rooms Say

June 26, 2020

Now that we’ve all been living the remote work life for a few months, there are a few things we’ve grown accustomed to. Things like: The mail truck coming by and still not delivering the new shoes you ordered two weeks ago. Staring out the window at your neighbors sunbathing in the back yard at…

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What to Do When Your Zoom Interview Hits Technical Trouble

June 24, 2020

Remote working has grown from an emerging trend to becoming the primary working model in this hyper-digital economy.   This change has benefited Zoom, which continues to skyrocket as one of the most popular video conferencing platforms. It’s practically a necessity for candidates looking to bag their next job interview.   That is, until something…

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Can You Create Remote Conference Rooms for Remote Workers?

June 23, 2020

Zoom has been a miracle worker for companies everywhere as the business world settles into remote work. Whether for one-on-ones, team meetings, or a company-wide all-hands, Zoom (or some other video conferencing tool) has been the go-to resource just about every single time.    By and large, though, the way teams and companies think about…

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Is a Lateral Move the Right Thing for Your Career Path?

June 22, 2020

Discussions around career advancement are typically all promotion, promotion, promotion. There’s an assumption that getting a promotion – or getting a new job that more or less amounts to one – is the only effective way to take a step forward along your career path. That’s why your resume and LinkedIn profile probably don’t just…

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How to Find Top Talent in a Crowded Market

How to Find Top Talent in a Crowded Market

June 16, 2020

With qualified sales and marketing professionals flooding the job market, finding the right person for your open position can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Traditional hiring platforms are not up to the task of managing sales and marketing recruitment. They take over a month to get results, and because they’re…

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How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 1: Why Are You Leaving Your Company?

June 15, 2020

A job interview is a delicate dance. It’s a fundamentally antagonistic ritual wearing a friendly face. The interviewer is mining for weaknesses and challenging the candidate at every turn, while the candidate tries to put their best foot forward. Each party, all the while, chooses their words carefully.    Just about any interviewee will use…

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