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Rob Porter is an editor at First Hand. Rob earned a BA in writing from SUNY Empire State College in Long Island, New York, with a focus on screenwriting. He has written advertising copy for technology companies, and has appeared in online publications covering popular culture and film.

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Unusual Interview Questions and How to Answer Them: Part II

by Rob Porter | February 23, 2024

During a job interview, you'll be asked all kinds of questions. Here are some of the strangest ones, along with tips on how to answer.

Unusual Interview Questions and How to Answer Them: Part I

by Rob Porter | February 21, 2024

During a job interview, you'll be asked all kinds of questions. Here are some of the strangest ones, along with tips on how to answer.

Top Black Professionals’ Networks in STEM

by Rob Porter | February 16, 2024

For Black students and professionals in STEM, a solid network can be very beneficial. Here are some great organizations to consider.

Top Black Professionals’ Networks by Industry

by Rob Porter | February 15, 2024

For Black professionals and students, a solid network can provide support, guidance, and new opportunities. Here are some of the top organizations by industry.

Navigating Counteroffers: A Comprehensive Guide to Workplace Negotiations

by Rob Porter | February 13, 2024

If your current employer learns of your intentions to seek other avenues of employment, they might extend a counteroffer. Here's what you need to know.

Beat the Afternoon Slump: Reclaim Your Productivity with These Tips

by Rob Porter | February 09, 2024

Do you find yourself exhausted and less productive after your lunch break? Here’s how to beat the afternoon slump.

Introverts' Guide to Networking Success: Strategies for Meaningful Connections

by Rob Porter | February 07, 2024

For introverts, networking can seem like a daunting task. Here are some strategies to help you succeed.

Starting Strong: Entry-Level Jobs with High-Paying Salaries

by Rob Porter | February 05, 2024

Are you a recent graduate looking to enter the workforce for the first time? Here are some great, high-paying entry-level jobs to consider.

6 Tips for Surviving Your First Day at a New Job

by Rob Porter | February 01, 2024

Nervous about starting a new job? Here are some tips to help you survive your first day.

Achieving Interview Success with the STAR Method

by Rob Porter | January 30, 2024

The STAR method is a great way to organize your thoughts and answer interview questions effectively. Here's what you need to know.