Doing It By Feel ⇒

April 15th, 2019 by Erin with tag Career

As I start a new role at a cool new company, I'm struck by how immediately comfortable I feel there; it's like I'm "home". Contrast that with my previous company, where I felt out of place almost the whole time.

I really should have paid attention to the (now obvious signs):

  • couldn't use my own iPhone X, had to use an old iPhone 6S
  • couldn't use my Macbook, had to use a Windows machine (!!)
  • no corporate chat
  • no cloud files, have to use a VPN to access files
  • CRM is MS Dynamics, but not...

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What The Heck is a Keboola? ⇒

April 11th, 2019 by Erin with tags Work & Career

I first heard of Keboola over a year ago, right after I was laid off from EDP. As usual I reached out to my friends, and Marcus said I should talk to Milan, one of the partners.

I hit it off with him right away and learned that they were contemplating adding a west coast presence to their sales team. They have a very collaborative, methodical hiring process, which culminates in a short term work "trial" and I was nearing this part of the journey when I ended up getting my offer from ZE...

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Why Do Companies Hire This Way? ⇒

March 26th, 2019 by Erin with tag Work

I've been doing a lot of interviews recently and I've come to really appreciate the way one of my former companies, SchedulePro hires, and I wonder why more companies don't do it this way.

The "usual" way is that a company will do a zillion phone screens, then have a series of in person interviews spread over 2-3 weeks, then shortlist a few candidates for the final round(s) of interviews, before making their final choice. Total time, likely 5-6 weeks, internal person-hours in the...

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EU Summer Road Trip ⇒

March 21st, 2019 by Erin with tag Travel

About 6 months ago my cousin invited us to her wedding. In Geneva. In August.

The bad news is that we are going to Europe at the worst possible time, when it is hottest and crowded.

The good news is that my parents are going as well and paying for our flights!

Since we are going allllll that way, we might as well stick around for a few more weeks to see some of the sights, right? Christine and I have wanted to go to Italy ever since we saw Life is Beautiful (a bit morbid I know), and...

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