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Year-End Round-Up: Our Top 10 Posts in 2019

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In case you missed it, here are some of our most viewed blog posts from 2019!

1. Ten Questions You Should Ask in a Job Interview

“Do you have any questions for me?” Ah, the dreaded question of a hiring manager just before they end the interview. Whether you are searching for your first job, or are an experienced professional looking for that next career step, it is good to learn more about role or company while at the same time showing your interest and regard for the position.

2. Way to Success: Best (Free) Badges for Students

There are so many credentials, a busy student can’t possibly earn them all. So we asked employers for the top badges they look for on resumes. Here’s your shortlist of the best free badges students can earn to get a leg up in their career.

3. My Second Act: A Journey Towards Re-Building My Career

Jill Burns, a Software Developer for Watson In Support, shares her challenges and apprehensions about going back to the workforce after a 10-year career break and how she was able to experience the second act in her career through the Tech Re-Entry program.

IBM’s Tech Re-Entry Program is for talented technical professionals who took a break from the workforce and are looking to restart their careers.

4. Motivated by Learning and Leading: This is Why I Stay at IBM

Why will you choose to stay with your current company? Melanie gives the best answer: “I joined IBM to work for a company that builds technology to solve problems on a global scale. I stay at IBM for the great team that I have coaching me towards my goals.”

5. How Surviving Bias and Overcoming Fear Helped Me Thrive in My Career

One of the most inspiring stories of 2019, IBMer Leah Brome shares how she decided “To live, work, and love authentically as who I am without fear.” This is a quick, inspiring read for anyone who believes in creating an environment of inclusion for all.

6. Want to Change Career Paths? Here’s How to Make a Pivot

With a positive approach and an open mind, you can take big strides in the right direction—even if that direction seems way off your original course. Here’s some hard-earned wisdom on how to make a pivot, no matter your industry or experience level.

7. Eight Common Résumé-Writing Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Your Dream Job

Much has been written about writing a good resumé.  Unfortunately, anyone who has a resumé seems to fashion themselves an expert at resumé writing. In this article on our #RecruiterSeries, Steve Choquette will share common mistakes he’s seen, along with tips to avoid them and get the job you want.

8. Dog Vision: Putting Dogs and Doing Good Together at IBM

Joel Joseph is a dog-lover. He is also a Computer Science student at the University of Southern California. In the of summer 2019, he worked as a Cognitive Applications Intern at IBM in San Francisco. In this blog, he shares how he took the knowledge gained from his internship and turned it into a real-world solution for his local animal shelter!

9. 5 Working Moms Share Inspiring Stories of Balancing Motherhood and Career

On this year’s Mother’s Day tribute, we shared the unique and uplifting stories of five amazing moms as they talk about how IBM is helping them succeed in their dual roles as mothers and professionals.

10. How to Support Autistic Individuals in Agile Workspaces

Agile workspaces are becoming more and more popular in companies today. Have you thought about how to support autistic co-workers in an agile workspace? Here are some things you need to know.


What on Earth is IBM? I Returned, Only to Discover a New Company

Felix Ekwueme returned to IBM after exactly three years away from his last role within the company as a product manager. Upon his return, he discovered how different the company is today compared to when he left.


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