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

By Nick O'Brien / July 7, 2020
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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

By Nick O'Brien / July 2, 2020
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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

By Nick O'Brien / June 29, 2020
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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

By Nick O'Brien / June 26, 2020
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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

By Nick O'Brien / June 24, 2020
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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?

By Nick O'Brien / June 23, 2020
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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?

By Nick O'Brien / June 22, 2020
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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

By Nick O'Brien / June 16, 2020
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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?

By Nick O'Brien / June 15, 2020
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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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Webinar Recap: Rethinking Your Business Strategy with Talent Optimization

May 21, 2020

This week, Betts founder Carolyn Betts Fleming joined a panel, hosted by Lever and composed of four other experts in the talent acquisition and HR space for a one-hour conversation. The topic: Why talent optimization is a crucial component of any business strategy in the tech space today, and what companies are doing to meet…

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Scott Britton on Where Employee Onboarding Breaks…and How to Fix It

May 20, 2020

Scott Britton is a co-founder of Troops.ai, a software company focused on optimizing sales team performance. As a company leader, he has a lot of experience hiring and onboarding new employees, both remotely and in person.    As we were working to develop our new guide to employee onboarding, we wanted to pick our partners’…

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Best Practices for Recruiting with Betts Connect

May 18, 2020

Betts Connect isn’t just any hiring software. It’s tailor-made for revenue teams looking to bring on new sales and marketing talent and close more deals. With more and more companies enhancing their recruitment process with Betts Connect, it’s a good time to offer some tips for getting the most out of the platform.   Betts…

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4 Resources for Building Your Skills During a Downturn

May 15, 2020

Your quarantine shouldn’t just be about hiding inside your pillow fort and therapeutically binge-watching zombie apocalypse movies. It should be about making you a better professional.    The world is taking a break right now. But your career doesn’t have to. This is a great opportunity to invest in building skills that will make you…

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Betts Connect FAQs for Hiring Managers

May 13, 2020

By the end of last year, a number of our partners had started using Betts Connect, our online platform connecting companies with talented professionals on the market for a new role. Since then, leaders at other companies have taken note. As word spreads of this new way of new way of sourcing top talent and…

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On the Podcast Circuit: Carolyn Stops By Hiring University!

May 12, 2020

Last week, Betts founder Carolyn Betts Fleming continued her run on the podcast circuit by dropping by Hiring University!, a podcast hosted by our friends at Ursus. Carolyn and Hiring University host Jon Beck had a great chat about what the business world, particularly as it relates to hiring, can do to thrive in the…

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Good 30 60 90 Day Plans and Smart Onboarding: The New Guide from Betts

May 11, 2020

You might think that, because Betts is a recruitment firm, people only rely on us for help with sourcing great talent, and that once the interview process starts, they take it from there. In reality, this is off by quite a bit. Our partners turn to us for guidance on all sorts of things, even…

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On the Webinar Circuit: Carolyn’s Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

May 11, 2020

This year, event organizers everywhere have faced a choice. They could cancel their events, and offset the economic losses and the disappointment with the knowledge that, from a public health standpoint, they’re doing the right thing. Or they could get creative, and leverage technology to honor that age-old principle that the show must go on.…

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Alexa Mamatas on Betts Connect, and Succeeding in a Tough Job Market

May 6, 2020

Alexa Mamatas has had quite a year so far. At a time when a big swath of the tech industry is ordering hiring freezes, and the rest is grappling with the logistics of a fully-remote interview process, Alexa has not only managed to find a new job, but to shift into an industry that’s more…

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How to Sell in a Downturn When the Product Is…You

April 30, 2020

So, you’re looking for a sales job? Yes, it’s a tough market right now. And yes, a lot of other talented reps you know are also on the market. But hey, selling is what you do. You got this. Here’s how to adapt your sales skills to your job search, understand your place in the…

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