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The number one reason we work where we work is because our jobs give us the salary and benefits we need to live. The second reason? According to the 2018 Hired Global Brand Health Report, it’s company culture. The importance of a vibrant and welcoming company culture is on the rise: in an economy with such a low unemployment rate, the best way for companies to differentiate themselves is by offering cultures that promise positivity, transparency, and opportunities for growth.
As a job seeker, how can you tell whether a company walks the walk or is just talking the talk? What should be on your company culture checklist to ensure you’re not wasting your time somewhere you won’t be a fit? Here are seven ways to tell that a company’s culture is right for you.
When Catherine Balogun got matched to a temporary Customer Support Representative role at Zola on Planted, she knew right away that she had found "the one." We recently spoke with her about her job search, interview experience, and how she was able to turn her time as a temporary role into a full-time one with the support of her Zola family.
Not all career paths run in straight lines. On Tuesday, January 15th, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we talked to three startup career transitioners about their career trajectories and advice for jobseekers. Read more about how Ted Conbeer, SVP of Strategy at MakeSpace, found his way to startups—and why he hasn’t looked back since.
Dreaming of a startup career, but have no idea how to get there? On Tuesday, January 15th, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we talked to three startup career transitioners about their career trajectories and advice for jobseekers. Here's how panelist Lisa Wang went from former gymnast to founder and CEO of SheWorx.
Dreaming of a startup career, but have no idea how to get there? On Tuesday, January 15th, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we talked to Lisa Wang, Founder and CEO, SheWorx; Ted Conbeer, SVP of Strategy, MakeSpace; and Becky Nathanson, Head of Business Development and Brand Partnerships, TUSHY about their career backgrounds and advice to jobseekers. Here's our recap of key takeaways during the event.
Want to know more about our individual panelist's stories? We'll be spotlighting each of their career backgrounds and job advice on the blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Whether you’ve made resolutions or not, this time of year encourages all of us think about ways that we can be the happiest, best versions of ourselves—and a having crappy, soul-sucking job won’t help.
If finding a new job is your ticket to a happy 2019, we’ve put together a few quick and easy things you can do right now to make sure you’re ready to get the startup gig you’ve been dreaming about. Not looking quite yet? No worries—this is something that every job seeker can use no matter what time of the year they start their search.
This time of year can be quite busy—you know, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and, of course, catching up on sleep. But if you’re home for the holidays this winter, you may want to set aside some time for job searching, especially if you’re looking to make a job change in 2019. Here are a few ways to make sure that your job hunt isn’t hibernating this holiday season.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a moment when we feel stuck, or frustrated, or simply confused about our career choices, which can cause us to second guess what the heck it is we’re actually doing with our lives. Cue the panic about career paths, bank accounts, and…destiny. But before you spiral off into thoughts of the great unknown, let’s walk you through how you can take advantage of the great uncertainty you’re facing.
A recent survey revealed that 50 percent of people who don’t volunteer say it’s because of work commitments. Fortunately, many companies nowadays are making it easier for their employees to stay dedicated to work while also giving back to their communities. Just look at these 10 startups that offer paid volunteer time to their employees! (P.S., they’re all hiring right now!)
In this interview series, we ask companies we love working with to give us some insight into what they’re all about. They’ll share how the company got started, what it's like to work there, and what makes them different. It’s your inside look to some of the coolest startups.
We want you to know what really makes us tick (hint: cats). So today we're featuring ourselves, Planted!
Planning out your entire career can be an intimidating task. It’s kinda like asking yourself “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” over and over again, and really, who wants to do that? But that’s where goal setting comes in. It may sound cliche, but setting and working towards goals not only will help progress your career, but it will also give you added benefits along the way. Ready to get started? These tips will help you kickstart your goal planning and put you on the way to success.
Unlimited vacation encourages employees to take a break whenever they need it and come back to work happier and more productive. It’s also, unsurprisingly, one of the perks that job seekers covet the most when searching for their next opportunities. These 10 startups located in NYC and San Francisco all offer unlimited vacation to their employees—and they’re all hiring right now!
Are you the type of person who always wants to make sure people are happy? Then customer success may be your calling. Although the world of customer success is a large one, a typical customer success role has the goal of increasing customer retention and loyalty through excellent service and support skills. We've rounded up seven customer success roles across the country that are all looking for superstar candidates like you. Check them out below!
Most people think December is the time to wind down, reflect, and slowly plan for the year ahead. And why not? As we come toward year's end and the holiday season, plenty of folks are taking vacations and winding down to prepare for the new year — which presents a unique opportunity to get ahead of the competition. If you’re thinking about waiting till January to kick it into gear, you may be surprised to learn that now's actually the best time to rev up your job search. Here's why:
Travel is the best medicine for the soul...at least according to a super inspirational post we saw on Instagram last week. Unless you are one of those influencers getting paid to travel to exotic places every day, we’re gonna assume you can’t spend all day every day traveling (but if you are one of those influencers DM us. We have questions!). But you can do the next best thing and work for one of these awesome Bay Area travel startups hiring right now.
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