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What Happens to Your Work Life Balance When You Go Remote?

By Nick O'Brien / April 21, 2020
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Ah, work life balance. Everybody needs it, so as to stay sane in a demanding economy. Yet nobody wants to bring it up in an interview, so as to avoid the appearance of having a weak work ethic.    The fact is that work life balance is important for us all to think about, whether…

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What We’re Seeing as the Business World Adapts to Coronavirus

By Nick O'Brien / April 16, 2020
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We’re now fully immersed in a new work and business landscape sparked by COVID-19. Some companies and professionals have adapted remarkably well. Others, not so much. But most are, on some level, still working to find their footing and keep moving forward.  Their efforts have been multi-faceted and varied – this is a lot more…

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3 Ways to Get Hired in a Tight Job Market

By Nick O'Brien / April 13, 2020
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There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our industry hard. With the economy contracting, companies large and small have furloughed or laid-off workers, and the historic spike in unemployment means the job market is extremely competitive for sales and marketing roles right now.   Despite the bad news, there are still jobs…

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So You’ve Been Laid Off. Here’s What to Do.

By Nick O'Brien / April 8, 2020
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The only certainty in life is that nothing is certain (well, except for maybe two things). That applies to your career. You can be a top performer at your company, but as recent events have shown, it still doesn’t guarantee you 100% job security. If you’ve recently been laid off from work, you’re not alone:…

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Assessing Candidate Culture Fit? Ask These Interview Questions

By Koka Sexton / April 3, 2020
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An amazing resume, excellent recommendations and experience are all important when it comes to determining the long-term success of a candidate. But culture fit is also another thing that most companies consider when hiring new employees. Research shows that employees sharing essential qualities with the company and their colleagues perform better than others and end…

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How to Master the Art of Managing Up

By Nick O'Brien / March 31, 2020
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It’s not your boss’s job to be your best friend. And if your boss is driving you crazy, you’re not alone. It’s frustrating when they don’t listen and pay attention to the needs of their teams. And if you’re not managing up, there’s no reason to expect this to change.   The truth is that…

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Could You Be a Top Marketer at Marketo?

By Nick O'Brien / March 16, 2020
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Marketo didn’t get to the top of its class by hiring mediocre talent. Big technology companies like Marketo have unique needs and high standards, which means it’s not enough to just have the qualifications to be considered for a job there – you need to show that you’re the best. Marketo managers say they’re looking…

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3 Tips for Remote Work in the Time of Coronavirus

By Nick O'Brien / March 11, 2020
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First it was in the news as a virus spreading around a city in China. Now coronavirus is in the US, and tech companies across the country are urging their employees to work from home. Some are even shutting down their offices and switching over entirely to remote work.    The new coronavirus is scary,…

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Missed Out on a Promotion? Here’s How to Get It Next Time

By Nick O'Brien / March 10, 2020
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Have you just been turned down or passed over for a promotion? The feeling can be depressing. Maybe you had career advancement on the brain, and wanted to move from junior level to senior level but failed to make the cut. Don’t be discouraged. Yes, that sounds easier said that done. But it’s not the…

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What Happens When You Get a Job Offer…Just Not the Right One?

By Nick O'Brien / March 5, 2020
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You’ve probably been there before: you’re interviewing for two roles, one of which you’re really excited for and the other…not so much. There are lots of different ways this could go. And even if you get a job offer from one or both of them, you’re not in the clear – there’s still the matter…

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