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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.

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018

State of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Job Market in 2018

Following the one year anniversary of Cryptocurrency Jobs, I put together a thread on Twitter about the state of the blockchain and cryptocurrency job market. This post is a modified version of that thread.

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018

What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life.

Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Top Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Another reason people choose to obtain college degrees is that it often puts them in a better position to land their dream job. While getting the right education is a great start, it generally takes more than a degree to achieve this goal. It also takes acing the interview so that you’re the only candidate on the employer’s radar. Here are four key tips that can help you do just that.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

20 Questions To Ask Before Joining A Startup

When I first joined a startup in 2012 I did my best to ask the right questions when interviewing. My engineering background prepared me for engineering tasks and helped me write a resume, but it didn’t prepare me well for how to evaluate a startup offer. While this might be obvious to some, this is what I wish I knew when trying to break into the startup scene.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

The Science of the Job Search, Part VII: You Only Need 50% of Job “Requirements”

We were curious about how many job requirements are actually required, so we analyzed job postings and resumes for 6,000+ applications across 118 industries from our database of users. We found that while matching requirements is important, you don’t necessarily need to match all of them.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018

Helsinki to Begin Anonymous Recruiting – Job Applications to be Processed Without Name, Gender and Other Personal Info

Anonymous recruiting entails that the name, date of birth, address, mother’s tongue, gender and any other personal information that could consciously or unconsciously affect the choices of the recruiting manager are not included in the job application.

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

The Art of Job Interviewing

If you Google ‘job interview’, lots of tips for candidates will appear, but not so many for the people on the other side of the table. So where do you find all you need to know to nail a job interview from an employer’s perspective? Right here, that’s where.

Monday, Nov 26, 2018

Your salary is not a big secret

Go grab a coffee or beer with someone who you are comfortable with at your company and talk about your salaries. And if you are underpaid, start thinking/talking about how you could approach asking for a raise. It could be the most profitable drink you’ve ever had.

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

How to get strangers to help you.

Here’s how to write great cold messages asking for advice.

Monday, Nov 19, 2018

5 Ways Smart People Sabotage Their Success

Mark was always one of the smartest kids in his class. He’s done well in his career, but when he checks Facebook, he sees people he outperformed at school who have now achieved more. Likewise, there are colleagues at his firm who have leapfrogged him. Sometimes he wonders, “What am I doing wrong?”