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Ben Eubanks

Ben EubanksName: Ben Eubanks Twitter: @beneubanks Personal Website/Blog: www.upstartHR.com Bio: Ben is an HR professional and blogger located in Huntsville, AL. During the day he works as an HR specialist for a startup defense contractor. He spends his evenings blogging about leadership, people, and culture, volunteering with local nonprofits, and playing with his new twin girls. While still early in his career, his passion for helping others is apparent in what he has helped create, including the HRevolution conference, a social media mentoring program for HR professionals, and numerous eBooks and articles. Before he started in the HR field, he worked to help people build their careers into something they could be proud of. Now he helps employees grow and develop their careers from inside the company. What's your favorite career related quote? “A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” (Alexander Hamilton) What's your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? I have a passion for helping people find a career that they love, and this is a great way to reach many people who are seeking assistance. Articles written by this expert: 4 Tips from an HR Insider Second-guessing Your Career Choice? Wow! Was that a Marathon or an Interview? Can I Be Fired for This? Discrimination at Work Not Necessarily a Bad Thing 14 Ways to Research Company Culture Join The Crowd: Create Your Own Job
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