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Interviewing the Interviewer to Land Your Dream Gig

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A major hurdle to landing a new position is of course acing the interview. And, while the interviewer is often seen as having the upper hand, the interviewee can be just as powerful.… Continue reading

How to Build a Personal Brand from Scratch

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Your digital brand can give employers a sense of who you are beyond the flat paper resume, helping them to imagine the talents, passion, and energy that you’d bring to the team. An… Continue reading

The Top 5 Types of Startup Job Interviews

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Hiring looks different at every company. But, whereas large corporates and scaleups with established human resources and recruiting departments are likely to have processes built out to support candidate pipelines and hiring processes,… Continue reading

How to Reframe Your Degree for a Startup or Scaleup Job

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With the fierce competition out there, there’s a lot of talk about “career-ready degrees”—ones with a clear path that will position you to enter the job market with relative ease. Still, we shouldn’t… Continue reading

How to Judge a Startup’s Shot at Success

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Thinking of going early-stage? It’s certainly not a decision to be taken lightly. Working for a young, perhaps bootstrapped company, you need to be prepared to take on a significant amount of responsibility with minimum… Continue reading

How Being Problem-Obsessed Can Grow Your Company

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Sam Hysell is a Partner at Known Unknowns, a company that helps organizations successfully innovate through customer understanding and principles of the lean startup model. He’s led workshops for hundreds of new product teams… Continue reading

Warning! 7 Things to Consider Before Working at a Startup

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Startups are exciting places to work. They’re fast-paced,they  offer unprecedented opportunities for personal and professional growth, and are often trying to change the world (or, at least, make some part of it better). They’re… Continue reading

What Do Hedgehogs Know About Career Love?

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Thinking about your career is always an evolving conversation rife with introspective conflicts: Should I chase the money? Will that make me happy? Why can’t I just get paid to do *insert hobby* all… Continue reading

Corporate or Startup: Where Should You Start Your Career?

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If you’re a college senior cramming for your final final exams, stealing longing glances at your cap and gown hung teasingly on a hook in the corner of your dorm room—daring you to… Continue reading

5 Personality Traits of Successful Startup Employees

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Seeking the thrill and excitement of a new or evolving career in a fast-growing company, young professionals are flocking to work in startup roles. But, startup life isn’t suited for everyone. While high-growth… Continue reading