Three Google Calendar Hacks for Busy Teams & Complex Schedules

I like to think of spring as the real start of the year. The snow starts to melt, the flowers emerge, and the excitement begins! In keeping with this fresh start, it’s time to revisit the tools you use every day to explore what has changed and what you can use differently. Below are three ways to optimize your use of Google Calendar and stay organized. Read more on Three Google Calendar Hacks for Busy Teams & Complex Schedules…

Choosing a Conference in 2018? Four Questions to Ask Yourself

Here at Atomic Object, we get a great perk—we can go to a conference a year! Atomic takes care of attendance fees, lodging, and travel and compensates us for our time. Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to start making plans. We all have busy schedules and competing priorities. In a crowded conference marketplace, how do you determine the right conference to attend? Read more on Choosing a Conference in 2018? Four Questions to Ask Yourself…

Six Questions to Ask at Your First Job Interview

We’ve been going through the process of hiring our next cohort for the Atomic Accelerator. It’s an exciting time! In the Ann Arbor office, I generally pair to conduct the hourlong interviews, and we open up with 5-10 minutes for Accelerator candidates to ask us questions.

This has led me to reflect on some of the questions that a candidate might want to ask a prospective employer when interviewing for a first job, or truthfully any job. I reached out to colleagues, friends, and family to hear what they were glad they had asked or wished they’d asked when interviewing for first jobs. Read more on Six Questions to Ask at Your First Job Interview…

How Not To Lose Your Mind on a Conference Call

It seems as though the conference call is unavoidable in the modern office. Whether you’re presenting new ideas or troubleshooting an issue, there will likely be someone calling in. You may also find yourself calling in to meetings.

I spoke with my teammates, and we came up with a few things to consider in order to maximize the value you add to the call and not lose your mind! Read more on How Not To Lose Your Mind on a Conference Call…

Seven Tips for Starting a New Job – A Quick Guide to Getting Settled

I joined Atomic about four months ago, and during that time, the office has also welcomed a new cohort of wonderful Accelerators and interns. Their excitement reminded me of all the great advice I’ve gotten about starting fresh from bosses, parents, mentors, and peers over the years.

I’ve been keeping a mental list of what has worked well for settling into my new role. Here are some ideas to help you make the most of a new work opportunity, whether it’s your first job or your fifth.
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Building Your Network After Relocating

There’s no doubt that relocating can be both stressful and exciting. I recently moved from Philadelphia to Ann Arbor to join Atomic Object as a Delivery Lead. I was attracted by Atomic’s strong values and long-term approach to software development as well as the concept of this blog.

Although I was excited to join Atomic, I was nervous about leaving my native Philadelphia. As I planned my move, I worried that I’d lose some of the benefits of a broad network—strong mentors, sponsors, and easy access to feedback and advice from a diverse group. Read more on Building Your Network After Relocating…