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How To Respond If A Potential Employer Asks You To Work For Free

It’s not unusual for employers to assess job candidates through video chats, phone calls, face-to-face interviews, written tests, and portfolio reviews. In recent months, there has also been an uptick in the number of companies asking candidates to complete assignments representative of the type of work they would be doing in the position under consideration. Candidates have mixed reviews of…

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7 Successful Women on the “Mistakes” That Changed Their Careers

Making mistakes is inevitable. From the little hiccups—like hitting “reply” instead of “forward”—to years-long regrets like spending too much time in a just-okay job, those missteps can seem like the end of the world. They rarely are, though; just ask these seven women. Now, they’re leading successful teams and able to look back and see that the journey wasn’t perfect…

Advice on Being Brave from the Founder of Girls Who Code

If there’s any career advice that’s become more than a little trite, it’s telling young people to “embrace failure.” However, the polished Silicon Valley types who tout this wisdom usually have a strong safety net and a deep network to rely on. That’s what makes Reshma Saujani so refreshing. As the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Saujani has given…

What Leaders Can Learn from a Long Run

Hiding your shortcomings is virtually impossible in long-distance running. More than in any other athletic endeavor, a marathon forces you to confront weaknesses head-on, exposing your limitations as well as your strengths. That’s something that marathon-running corporate leaders know well, a group that includes T-Mobile chief executive John Legere, and Steve Reinemund and Bill Perez, the former chiefs of Pepsi…

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