The 7 Most Talked-About Blog Posts — January 2017

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January is no time to hibernate. Especially not at Aha! — we stayed busy rolling out product enhancements and new integrations. And on the blog, we kicked off the New Year with posts to reimagine your career, guide you on your job search, and inspire your best work in the coming year.

Here are several favorites from the past month. Enjoy!

1. You Do Not Need a Chief Happiness Officer
Workplace happiness has nothing to do with whether or not the beer fridge is stocked. As one commenter put it, “I feel it is important to have fun at work, but there are so many other things that go along with it.” Find out how to build a foundation of happiness instead. Read more…

stuffed horse in a ball pit

2. User Interviews: 6 Best Practices for Product Managers
Hundreds of readers shared and commented on this popular post about how product managers can conduct user interviews that yield better insights and a closer connection to customers. Read more…

User interviews for product managers

3. Please, Do Not Send a Cover Letter Like This
If you ever thought cover letters were no big deal, think again. This post touched a nerve with more than 125,000 readers. Our CEO Brian de Haaff shares how to write a cover letter that showcases your true potential. Read more…

fish swimming upstream

4. The New Normal for Your Engineering Teams
The past is a prologue to the way we work now and in the future. Aha! engineering lead Alex Bartlow took a look at how engineering teams are moving toward greater collaboration and forecasts a few trends. Read more…

engineering team on a hike

5. 12 Questions Smart Marketers Ask to Find the Perfect Job
Marketers know that company culture matters — more than anything else. By asking the right questions, marketers can discover what makes a company tick and feel more confident about their next job move. Read more…

sheep looking up from the herd

6. Sorry, Boss — Your Apology Stinks
We keep seeing these non-apologies from public figures — politicians and leaders, especially — in the news. One commenter summed it up perfectly, “The word that really jumps out to me is authenticity. For an apology to be real it has to also be authentic to the giver.” Read more…

bad dog made a mess in the kitchen

7. The 4 Qualities of Engineers This CTO Loves to Hire
What do we really look for in the engineers we hire? Our CTO Chris Waters gives an inside look, sharing the four qualities that make engineers stand out at Aha! Read more…

Aha! roadmap software engineering team

Did you read anything in January that made you think twice?

About Keith and Aha!

Keith is a product marketing pioneer. He is the Marketing Director at Aha! — the world’s #1 product roadmap software. Previously he blazed new trails in customer acquisition strategy at RealPage [RP], a top 10 SaaS company with more than 60 products worldwide.

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