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Monday, Jun 17, 2019

A Wake-Up Call for Grads: Entry-Level Jobs Aren’t So Entry Level Any More

Dear college graduate: Welcome to the working world! The good news: You’re entering the hottest job market in half a century. The bad news: Your first step onto the corporate ladder could still be a tough one.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

What’s an unexpectedly well-paid job?

What’s an unexpectedly well-paid job?

Friday, Jun 7, 2019

Buyer's Remorse: High Debt and Low Pay Leave Some College Grads Rueful

In the U.S., a college degree has usually meant financial security. But increased competition and overwhelming student debt are making that outcome less of a given. That has spurred a feeling among many graduates that the qualification wasn’t worth the time, effort or money.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Can Your Employer Fire You After You Quit?

You give notice, but your employer declines your resignation and fires you on the spot. What happens to your unemployment benefits? Human Resource investigates.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Embrace How Random the Programming Interview Is

But if you find yourself staring down an opportunity and wondering whether you are capable, please step into the batter’s box and take a few swings. Reasonable qualification gaps can be closed quickly once you start the work and jump into the code.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Career advice I wish I’d been given when I was young

A reader who prefers to remain anonymous — but whose career we think did a lot of good — passed us this list of advice which they were grateful to have received, or wish they’d been given when they were younger.

Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong

Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They’ve never spent as much money doing it. And they’ve never done a worse job of it.

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

The Secret Rules For Getting Hired

I’m going to let you in to three TOP SECRET rules for getting hired. These are the hidden techniques used by TOP interviewers…

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

How do I ask for a raise?

I’m a shy person regarding this question, I have a friend that his method is “I have another offer, can you matched? or I’ll leave” and got a raise 3⁄4 times.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

Learn to Sell, Learn to Build—You’ll Be Unstoppable

Learn to sell, learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

How to Quit Your Job in 837 Easy Steps

I found myself Googling whether to leave my job — while leading PR at Google.

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Design Interviewing: Ask Me Anything

A few months ago, I tweeted asking if people had questions about design interviewing. The interview and evaluation process can often feel like a black box, so I wanted to offer some transparency and advice based on my experience being an interviewer and hiring manager at Dropbox.

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

The Skills You Need for a Support-Driven Growth Role

You might have read about Support-Driven Growth (SDG) and wondered to yourself, “How do I get in on that action?!” I was once that person, too. I started at Help Scout on our Customers team, and recently I moved into a Support-Driven Growth role. Today I’m here to dish out some insights on what it’s like to work in SDG, and to share some ways you can start to shape your own role toward something similar.

Monday, Feb 18, 2019

How Much Do Blockchain Jobs Pay?

We looked at all the blockchain jobs that have been listed on Cryptocurrency Jobs to estimate the average base salary for technical and non-technical roles in the blockchain industry across Asia, Canada, Europe, and the U.S. We created a separate category for remote blockchain jobs.

Friday, Feb 1, 2019

The Truth About Finding a Satisfying Career

Why linking your work to your interests can do more harm than good.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

I interviewed at six top companies in Silicon Valley in six days, and stumbled into six job offers

In the six days from August 13th to August 20th, 2018, I interviewed at LinkedIn, Yelp, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google and got all six job offers.

Monday, Jan 28, 2019

How Companies Secretly Boost Their Glassdoor Ratings

Employers flood the ranking site with 5-star postings requested from enthusiastic staffers, leading to unusual spikes, a WSJ investigation found.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

Little Tricks To Grow Your Career

Whether you’re a designer or someone in any creative field, these are a few bite-sized pieces of advice to help you level up on your career.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

How To Write A Kick-Ass Technical Resume

Writing a resume is hard. Yet even today, most job applications require resumes to be considered for a position. The true goal behind a resume is to market yourself. You are your best advocate. You must create a resume that can advocate for you even when compared with many other qualified candidates.

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019

How to Break Into the Tech Industry—a Guide to Job Hunting and Tech Interviews

In this three-part blog post I’m going to describe my advice to a job-seeker trying to break into the tech industry.