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Reinvent HR Like Netflix

Here’s a great piece at HBR.com by Patty McCord.  She’s the founder of Patty McCord Consulting and the former chief talent officer at Netflix.  She writes about how Netflix broke a lot of rules when it comes to HR.  She writes, critically at times, about how HR often mistakes its role within a business: Instead of […]

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Landing A Job By Telling Your Story

There are a million presentations out there on how to get a job, but there are few that go from broad strategy to on-the-ground tactics.  Here’s one that does.  It’s from Hanna Phan at Slide Rocket.  Slide Rocket is a online presentation tool, so they’re definitely promoting something here, but Phan’s presentation is chock full […]

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Text Your Way Into A Job?

You don’t have to be career guru to know that texting and job interviews usually come under headlines like “Worst Job Interview Ever” or “Career Disasters”. However, texting is evolving in the professional world and there are a few ways that it could be an important tool for job hunters.   While you should never […]

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Determining Pay Scale

Joel Splosky, founder and CEO of Fog Creek Software, writes about a transparent payscale in his article Why I Never Let Employees Negotiate a Raise.  At first glance, Splosky seems to be suggesting one of those crazy, radical, workplace ideas that only software companies can handle.  Like free cappuccinos or air hockey: I wanted Fog Creek to have […]

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