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  • Posted in on June 28, 2017 by Kim Bui

    This week was hard. Really hard. Not just a ton of really depressing news, but on top of that the media/tech industry saw a slew of layoffs. A friend emailed me asking how she could better handle this, as a manager, which reminded me that this sucks, for everyone involved. The first time I got
  • Posted in on June 26, 2017 by Kim Bui

    To give a recommendation for a potential hire, which is essentially backing someone with your words, is a big deal. It’s me saying, “I promise that giving you this name means that I believe this person fits this role and will succeed at it.” Too often, when we recommend someone it’s because “I
  • Posted in on June 22, 2017 by Kim Bui

    I was going to write this week about the precarious situation of recommendations, but then my brain got on a different tangent. You see, last week I had one of those weeks where I direly missed writing stories and working on things that moved much, much faster than culture change or new