Startups vs. Corporations: Which Is the Better Fit for You?

It seems like every week, there’s a new startup with a mission to revolutionize the way we eat ice cream or make everyday tasks a little easier. Working with these young companies is a different experience when compared with working for a company like IBM or Nike, which have been around for quite some time and have an established presence in their respective markets. Understanding how they differ is the first step in figuring out where you would be a better fit.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

Jump Back Into Your Career, Mom!

ThisWay Global’s Founder and CEO, Angela Hood, has taken more than one stab at the start-up venture. She’s built beautiful, customized homes, designed fashion-forward sportswear for women, and is now completely changing the way people approach hiring.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

What Is It Like to Be an Environmental Consultant?

The rules and regulations that protect the environment today can be complex. Environmental consultants like Rachel Tuohy, 26, work to help organizations understand how to comply with legal requirements for their harmful emissions, water usage, and other environmentally impactful practices.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

3 Key Concepts of an Enjoyable Workplace Culture [Part 3]

Whether your company culture is more like the creatively propelled Warby Parker, the competitive-to-no-end nature of Amazon, or somewhere in between, there are a few common themes that can be found in companies that reap success from the culture they’ve established.

Some are easier to launch than others, but with the right team of people and enough patience, any company can develop the kind of culture they desire, and ThisWay Global can find the people that will fit perfectly.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

Neurological Research as a Career: What You Need to Know

As a term used to describe someone’s career, “neurological research” sounds a bit vague. So, I asked Cameron Blount, 22, to expand on what her day-to-day at the office looks like, as well as her experiences as a bisexual woman of color in a predominantly male field.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

Personality Tests Useful in Your Professional Career

The premise of personality tests ranges from Friends episodes to ice cream flavors, superheroes, and more. It’s hard to deny they can provide excellent entertainment or even a nice distraction from the everyday hustle and bustle. Most of them are just that, though: entertainment.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

Successful Culture Creation – More Than One Approach [Part 2]

In Part One: Intro to Workplace Culture – It Makes A Difference, I touched only briefly on a few of the things that set eyeglasses designer and distributors, Warby Parker, ahead of their competition in the great company culture race that has caught momentum since Amazon came under a bit of fire for their guerilla-style management policies.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

Introduction to Workplace Culture – It Makes A Difference [Part 1]

While the conversation surrounding workplace culture seems relatively new, it has been an important aspect of the workplace for as long as people have been working. It is the combination of the beliefs, traditions, values, assumptions, and behaviors of everyone who works within a given space. Think of it as the company’s vibe or personality, the attributes that make it attractive or repulsive (depending on the individual).

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

4 Qualities of a “Unicorn Hire” and How to Attract This Kind of Employee

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappe has been making some pretty big waves on social media. This sweet-n-sour, pink and blue, swirly sprinkle-topped concoction is drawing in customers with its distinct look, unique flavor combinations, and homage to everyone’s favorite mythical creature, the unicorn. While the lines stay long for this fantastical beverage, recruiters are also on the hunt for a different kind of unicorn: The Unicorn Hire.

The Unicorn Hire, much like the frappe of the same name, has distinct, unique qualities that set them apart from the crowd:

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.

How to Determine If You’re a Good Fit for the Job

There are plenty of job sites out there, offering standard resume-to-opening or dropdown menu matching based on job experience, availability, and other standard qualifiers. At ThisWay, we know there’s more than what meets the eye when it comes to finding the perfect career match, such as inclusiveness, flexibility, or benefits. Give yourself a bit of relief with these tips, our first installment in a series of posts about the toolkit you need to ensure you aren’t unintentionally pursuing a short-term job, by forgetting key elements to landing a long-term career.

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Victoria Hood is the Social Media Content Developer for ThisWay Global in Austin, Texas. After leaving Texas A&M University, feeling like she didn’t quite fit, and then being stuck in one minimum wage job after another, the opportunity arose for a career shift into creating engaging, useful blog posts that would enable others to find the same fulfillment she did. Victoria has been working with ThisWay Global since January 2017 to prepare for SXSW Interactive. If you’d like to get in touch with her with questions about current posts or suggestions for future ones, send an email to victoria@thiswayglobal.com.