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

By Nick O'Brien / May 11, 2020
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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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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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How To Answer Job Interview Questions About Short Term And Long Term Goals

By Nick O'Brien / April 14, 2020
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Just like in college when you had to thoroughly prepare for tests, attending a job interview is not much different. To ace your interview, you will need to know some of the most commonly asked interview questions and prepare your answers beforehand. For instance, what if you are asked about your short term and long…

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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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How to Support New Remote Employees Post-Onboarding

By Nick O'Brien / April 10, 2020
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There’s no shortage of guidance out there around remote onboarding. Even on this very site, we’ve shared lots of insight into how you can achieve a comprehensive, comfortable, and timely onboarding process without stepping foot in the same room as your new hire. With recent global events, this has become an essential concern for company…

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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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Talking Remote Onboarding with Shane Price of Outreach

By Nick O'Brien / April 6, 2020
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If there’s one thing Shane Price wants you to know right now, it’s this: “Most of your anxiety around remote onboarding is unfounded.” Shane is Senior Sales Enablement Manager at Outreach, and one of the biggest parts of his job is handling the onboarding of new employees. This includes remote employees, which, as far as…

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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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Interview Tips for Remote Positions

By Nick O'Brien / March 24, 2020
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Have you ever found yourself wishing your company had a more flexible work from home policy? Well, be careful what you wish for, because you might have a lot of working from home in your future. The current public health situation has caused companies everywhere to embrace the benefits of working from home and make…

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Betts Recruiting New York Launches New York Office

Betts Recruiting Launches New York Office

September 4, 2012

Today, Betts Recruiting announced the official launch of our office in New York! Tech startups founded on both the East and West Coasts have seen a competitive advantage to opening up shop in New York where tech is not a prevailing industry. New York has just stolen the No. 2 spot in the U.S. tech hub…

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VETTING A startup

Vetting a Startup

February 14, 2012

Everyone wants to work at a startup We all wish we’d worked for Facebook or Google or Intuit or HP before they went public. We’d all be retired by now or funding our own new ventures. But as some smart jerk says, hindsight is 20/20. How can we identify a startup that is taking off before…

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