A Boston Marathon Story

Ms. Career Girl

One of my friends ran the Boston Marathon yesterday. Boston was no exception. As the stories of the Boston Marathon start to surface today, I think it’s important to acknowledge not only the tragic ones, but also the positive stories that make us think about our lives. When I heard about the explosions, I freaked out at my desk. I knew what her start time was and I knew what her goal time was. The math told me she was at the finish line the exact time of the explosions.

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Protesters in Boston are setting off fireworks all night every night. And it’s working.

Penelope Trunk

I live in Roxbury, on a sliver of Boston between two gang territories. Then the mayor’s office of Boston reported that fireworks were not only in Roxbury but also in seven other areas of the city: Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury, Roslindale, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, and South Boston. Boston is one of the most segregated cities in the US , and the list of cities setting off fireworks is the list of places black people live.

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CAPITALIST MAILBAG: What's the Most HRish Thing to Come Out of Boston?

HR Capitalist

Hey Capitalist/KD: What''s the most HRish thing to come out of the Boston tragedy? I''m betting you''ve got something to say about the media coverage. Becka from Charlotte. Hey Becka - . Media coverage? Talking at length when you know nothing? Sounds like HR, right? Or maybe marketing. Hey now!

Flipside Crypto’s Balter Talks Uber, #MeToo, Cryptocurrencies

Imarticus Learning

The past year was a turbulent one for the tech industry. There was a new controversy seemingly every week, whether it was Uber’s myriad scandals ; more personal data breaches ; Russia’s use of social media and other online platforms to try and influence U.S. voters ; growing concerns over tech giants’ power; and a series of sexual misconduct allegations against male investors and company executives.

Hard Work And Ambition Are Rewarded At Drift

Career Realism

Drift is the fastest-growing technology company in Boston, but it remains committed to fostering a company culture of openness and teamwork. Drift has offices in Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and will soon open an office in Tampa. On the surface, that may not seem like an easy task for the conversational marketing platform that has gone from 82 employees to 300 in 18 months, and could be up to 475 employees by the end of 2020.

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5 Wild St. Patrick's Day Cities From Coast to Coast

Ms. Career Girl

Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is the home of the leprechaun. The city has the biggest event anyone can think of especially in South Boston. Home Travel & Leisure Boston Celebration Green Beer Luck of the Irish San Francisco St. The post 5 Wild St. Patrick's Day Cities From Coast to Coast appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Every March 17 th is great day for everyone and especially those of Irish decent to celebrate what good old St Patrick did.

People Are Supposed to Be Good

Workology

I woke up hearing everything that is going on in Boston and the manhunt being ensued. Life bad people boston good people happiness life oklahoma city Excuse me if I get a little emotional this morning. Today also happens to be the 18th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombings where I happen to live. I feel violated, defenseless and just sad. People are supposed to be good. A couple months ago I had something happen that sent me and my family into a tailspin.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference — Geeks at Work

Workology

conference in Boston brought together thought leaders focused on applying social software strategies to improve business performance. boston enterprise 2.0 When Geeks Go Corporate at Work. The Enterprise 2.0 The number of Fortune 500 companies who came to tell “their success stories” surprised me. Wow- it’s not just a bunch of geeks at work and vendors anymore!

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Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2009 156

Tech Culture is in CTC’s DNA

Career Realism

NOTE: Be sure to watch the video above to learn more about the company and why it can help you find better gigs in Boston! FUN Factor Workplace WOW Factor boston chase technology chase technology consultants company CTC culture mobile developer partners software developer software engineer staffing tech web developerChase Technology Consultants (CTC) has a tech-centric culture that makes it easy for them to understand the needs of the talent they recruit.

Using Your Network

Hiring Technical People

Q&A with the Recruiting Animal → Using Your Network Posted on May 13, 2008 by johanna I found my first job with the help of an on-campus recruiter, and with a local Boston-area recruiter.

2008 156

‘Wicked Smaht’ – Accent Hurting Your Professional Credibility?

Career Realism

Job Search accent advice blog Boston career goodwill hunting south uneducatedAn accent can misrepresent you, and possibly even hurt your chances of getting hired. Is it fair? Is it reality? Here’s why. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

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Resiliency of Community

WorkEngagement

At 2:50 pm on 15 May 2013 I was on Commonwealth Ave in Boston waiting for my daughter, Nicola (a contributor to this blog), to emerge from the Massachusetts Ave underpass in the pack running the Boston Marathon. The two … Continue reading → community resiliency stress trust

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The Next Finish Line

WorkEngagement

By Nicola Leiter Yesterday, less than a week after I lined up at the starting line of the Boston Marathon, I lined up at a very different start. The start for Boston, involved 3 different waves of more than a … Continue reading → Fitness Heatlh Psychological Resilience career resiliency stress

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A Different View on Decision Making

Water Cooler Wisdom

« New Episode: 30/20 Vision | Main | Mantra For Being Less Sensitive » July 13, 2010 A Different View on Decision Making   Ann MarieBland of Boston ,a video game marketing executive, was recently faced with two attractive joboffers. 

2010 74

Employee Engagement and Storytelling for Business Leaders

David Zinger

I am looking very forward to going to Boston next week and taking a storytelling and leadership course. Employee Engagement Anecdote Boston David Zinger Kevin Bishop storytellingI will be looking for lessons, tips, strategies, and tactics for employee engagement. Here is some of the description for the powerful one day workshop being put on by Kevin Bishop from Anecdote : Storytelling for Business Leaders.

2012 58

Seeking Experienced Graphic Web Designer (Work From Home)

Job Shoe

Boston, MA 02115. Internet/E-Commerce Other arts bachelor boston contract detail experience flexibility freelancer internet/e-commerce part result timeCompany. HorizontalVerticals. Location. Compensation. $45. Education. Bachelor of Arts. Contract. Experience. Experienced. Posted On. 5/2/2011 9:34:59 AM. We are looking for a part-time freelancer to work 4-5 hours per week.

The Power of Closure

WorkEngagement

Eclipsed by the scope of the devastation at the Boston Marathon finish line were the frayed loose ends of approximately 5000 runners who did not finish the race. Police set up barricades across the route on Commonwealth Avenue as it … Continue reading → Civility Empowerment Psychological Resilience community resiliency Community Resilience Respect Teamwork

2013 139

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lelisa Desisa, an Ethiopian, won the 2015 Boston Marathon. “One who runs alone cannot be outrun by another.”. Ethiopian Proverb. Yenane Dhane Tsegay, another Ethiopian runner, came in second in the Marathon. The Ethiopian view is that, when you compete with yourself, and not others, you are most likely to “win the race.” The results seem to speak for themselves. So consider applying this thought each day to the “marathon” that is your work and career. 2015 Alan L. Sklover.

2015 154

HR Capitalist Definitions: "Success Theater"

The HR Capitalist

Below is a quote from John Flannery, t he former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GE who took over for Jeff Immelt (the guy who followed Jack Welch): “Flannery had taken to uttering a new mantra around the company’s shiny new offices in Boston: “ No more success theater.””.

2020 113

Hiring is a Team Sport

Hiring Technical People

” I’m speaking at Agile Boston this week. I’m repeating the talk in Downtown Boston on Thursday , too. Shane Hastie, my sometime coauthor , and sometime co-teacher, interviewed me for InfoQ about Hiring Geeks That Fit. We had a great time, and the interview shows it. I hope you enjoy the interview. One of the things I say in the interview is, “Hiring should be a team sport, too.” What’s the title of my talk? Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport.

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5 Public Speaking Myths You Need To Break

Ms. Career Girl

Amanda Hennessey is the founder of Boston Public Speaking and San Diego Public Speaking , where her innovative strategies give people confidence and charisma through finding their own unique voice. Currently, Amanda leads public speaking workshops across the country, working with individuals and organizations, including Boston Children’s Hospital, MIT, Simmons School of Social Work, and Petco. Does public speaking need to fill us with dread?

2019 176

Long Distance Interviewing

Careers Done Write

They are in Boston. ” Avoid asking about who covers the cost of the trip to Boston. Wait until you are invited to Boston. Dear Deb, I read your article on Skype interviews. I had a phone interview with an HR manager last week. I am interviewing via Skype with the hiring manager in a few days. I live in Denver. How many distance interviews will they conduct before they ask me to visit their office? Is it OK for me to ask if they will pay?

2013 135

Call Up The Co-Worker or Boss You Used to Hate and Tell Them You Understand.

The HR Capitalist

How about Kyrie Irving of pro basketball's Boston Celtics? More from ESPN: Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said that in the wake of his outbursts at coach Brad Stevens and forward Gordon Hayward on the court at the end of Saturday's loss at the Orlando Magic and pointed criticisms of Boston's young players afterward, he called LeBron James and apologized for the way he handled criticism from James when the two were teammates in Cleveland.

Women Fired for Not Returning from FMLA; Wins a Lawsuit for Unlawful Termination. Here’s Why

Evil HR Lady

So, why did Boston University lose a lawsuit? Maria Alves’s employer fired her when she didn’t return from her maternity leave. Well, to be fair, they gave her one extension and fired her when she asked for a second extension. That may seem reasonable–companies aren’t obligated to hold your job forever, and the US requires only 12 weeks of unpaid time off–if you qualify for FMLA. Because Alves not only had a new baby, she had postpartum depression (PPD).

2019 146

Top 10 Cities of Geeks

Resume Bear

The tiny city was founded in 1651 and is located about 25 miles from Boston. Boston, MA : Whether you’re a history geek, food geek, arts geek or brainy, Ivy League geek, Boston is the city for you. Remember when geeks started having a comeback? Are they cool yet?

2011 259

What Are We Doing in the Azores?

WorkEngagement

It turned out that the only direct flight from Lisbon to Boston on Sata Air (a partner airline of TAP), made a stop here. We then continued to Boston. The plane, that was mostly full for the two-hour hop from Lisbon to the Azores was barely a quarter full for the flight to Boston, Ponta Delgada was the place to be. We were heading towards messy precipitation wandering across the freezing point in Boston.

2013 100

Why You Should Be Terrified of the Rising Millennial and Gen Z Work Force

Evil HR Lady

Peter Gray, PhD, a research professor at Boston College who studies how children learn and value play, writes about declining resilience in college students in Psychology Today. When a college student needs counseling because he’s scored a B on a report card, or worse, calls the police because there’s a mouse roaming the apartment, we can kind of laugh about it. I mean, how ridiculous!

2015 168

Should You Talk Politics in the Office?

The Undercover Recruiter

Reyes contributed an article to the New Boston Post describing the most recent recruitment drive at his company, Silent Partner Marketing. Last month, Kyle S. Reyes had instituted a questionnaire – the ‘Snowflake Test’ – which all candidates were required to answer. Among the questions? What does “faith” mean to you?”, “When was the last. View Article. Should You Talk Politics in the Office? Undercover Recruiter - Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Blog.

2017 48

Four of America’s Favorite Organic Restaurants

Ms. Career Girl

Pressed: Boston, Massachusetts. With several locations around Boston, Pressed provides residents and visitors a healthy fix no matter where they live or which Boston area hotel might be their home away from home. This article was originally published on WakingUpWild. T raveling doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your healthy lifestyle.

Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport Slides Posted

Hiring Technical People

I gave the “same” talk twice last week, at Agile Boston. Now, I never memorize my talks, so it’s never the same talk. I record my talks so I can learn from them. I had to select which talk I uploaded to slideshare. Tough decision! I decided to upload the first talk, because I thought the quality of the recording was better. There were fewer background sounds, even though some of my talk was better the second day.

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Looking for proof? It is there!

Careers Done Write

That is how many of us felt over the hours and days following the terror attacks in Boston. In the case of the terror attack in Boston, many found that “proof through the night” on Thursday, April 19 th when the parade of law enforcement and ambulances drove through the streets of Watertown. Finally, thank you to the Boston area residents, who remind us of the meaning of patriotism and courage. As Americans, countless times we sing the Star Spangled Banner.

2013 114

15 Summer Releases for your TBR List

Ms. Career Girl

Chicago’s Betty Robinson, Boston’s Louise Stokes, and Missouri’s Helen Stephens set out to defy society’s expectations of what women can do. It’s finally summertime! And even though a lot of us are stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t find some time in our busy schedules to take a break. Let these anticipated summer releases drift you away to a literary vacation full of adventure, heartbreak, and romance. We Came Here to Shine . by Susie Orman Schnall (June 16).

2020 217

Making New Year’s Resolutions:  Start with a Vision of Your “Future Me”

Ms. Career Girl

A former senior middle manager at IBM, she has a DBA in strategy from the Questrom School, Boston University. She is also a graduate of Columbia University in New York City and Simmons College in Boston. As the New Year approaches, people say things like, “My resolution is to be better at everything in this New Year.” “I’ll I’ll lose weight.” “I’ll I’ll go to the gym three times a week.” “I’ll I’ll network more.”

2018 165

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace

Workology

Boston, Massachusett’s thoughtbot growing, adding jobs in 2014 : App design and development firm is Ruby on Rails expert. RapidMiner opens worldwide HQ in Cambridge, Massachusetts : Predictive analytics firm hiring for Boston-area office. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGoodNews.biz. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.

2014 110

What Can Mad Men’s Joan and Peggy Teach Women About Their Career?

The Undercover Recruiter

Louis to San Francisco to Boston to Chicago for the company. When I was assistant regional manager at The Gillette Company in the early ’80s, I tried explaining to the president why I was not going to relocate across the country again when the step up position was available in my region. I had already moved from St. View Article What Can Mad Men’s Joan and Peggy Teach Women About Their Career? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

Moving Overseas For Your Spouse’s Job? The Most Important Thing You Will Pack is Patience

Ms. Career Girl

For over thirty years, I enjoyed a career in the world of non-profit organizations: fundraising for organizations I admired (such as PBS); helping corporations and foundations make strategic philanthropic decisions; serving on the boards of many civic organizations in the Boston area, where I live.

2019 128

51 Company Career Sites for Direct Links to Jobs

Career Alley

Boston Consulting Group. Job search is a classic example of being in the right place at the right time. You don’t stand much of a chance if 100 resumes were submitted to a job opportunity before yours was submitted. While you might be the perfect person for the job, “getting there first” is (unfortunately) often more important than any other factor. So, what can you do?

2013 264

Six Tips For Uncovering Salary Information About a Job

Career Solvers

If you were working as an analyst in Columbus, Ohio, and you are now seeking a similar position in Boston, Mass., Trying to gather some competitive data on salaries for a particular job function? Here are six strategies you can use to gather important salary information. Knowing your market value before you start interviewing will help you craft a sound negotiation strategy later on if you are selected for the position. Speak to industry contacts.

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Career Coach in Boston. Home to world renown colleges and universities, Boston is the 21 st most populous city in the United States. Being a port city, Boston provides access and opportunity to individuals looking to advance their careers. Best Career Coaches in Your City.

2020 52

Have a Fairy Tale Wedding, But Beware: In Fairy Tales, Brides Suffer After “I Do”

Ms. Career Girl

Author of Cinderella Did Not Live Happily Ever After and 7 other books on fairy tales, gender dynamics, human-animal relations, and market research, Anne previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Disney and Allure Bridal have joined forces to create a line of Disney-themed wedding dresses to “[turn] fairy tale dreams into reality for brides.” The dresses, says Allure Bridals , “capture the style and spirit of Disney Princess characters.”.

2020 148

Rob Gronkowski Is That Young HiPo That's Either Going to End Up Running Your Company, Or.

HR Capitalist

The toast of Boston. Rob? -- Mugging for a picture with Boston enemy Kobe Bryant after a Lakers win in Boston Garden. . Serving 5 in the clink. You know who Rob Gronkowski is. In real life, he's a superstar tight end for the New England Patriots that's an absolute talented freak. Moves like a NBA small forward. Catches every ball.

The benefits of transparency are bigger than you can imagine, which is why transparency feels so hard

Penelope Trunk

He’s in Boston now. ” I want to believe I picked Boston because there is a teacher there who is a good fit. And that’s how I knew Boston would be the right place for my son. But the next day I sent my younger son to Boston. My son left.

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