Katie Burke

Ali on the Run Show Episode 84: Career Q&A with Katie Burke

It’s never too late to do what you wanted to do growing up. But it’s not going to come easy, and no one’s going to hand it to you.” —Katie Burke

Katie Burke is the Chief People Officer at HubSpot, a marketing software company in Boston that employs more than 2,300 people worldwide. Of those 2,300, Katie was the company’s first female to land a spot in the c-suite. (Today, 45 percent of the company’s vice presidents are women.) And on this episode, Katie is answering all of your career-related questions! From negotiating raises and promotions to navigating tricky bosses, office politics, and big career changes, Katie has brilliant advice for all of it. You’re going to want to take notes for this one!

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Katie talks about her upcoming sabbatical and how she plans to spend it (1:30)
  • Katie’s best advice for building and strengthening confidence (3:10)
  • Katie’s take on “being nice” (5:00)
  • What to know about making a career change (9:00)
  • What are the top three things that make a resume stand out? (13:00)
  • Do you really need to know someone to get a job at a company? (14:00)
  • What should an awesome cover letter look like? (15:00)
  • Applying for more than one job or role at a company: Yay or nay? (16:00)
  • How to explain a gap in employment to be a stay-at-home parent (16:30)
  • How do I know what I’m worth? (18:20)
  • How to negotiate your salary (21:25)
  • Everything to know about raises (25:15)
  • Maternity leave: When to tell your boss and how to negotiate the terms (28:00)
  • How not to get talked over or disrespected during meetings (34:20)
  • How to handle an unresponsive, disengaged boss (36:25)
  • What to do when you and your friend are both up for the same job or promotion (38:00)
  • What to do when you love your job and field, but everyone around you is miserable (39:30)
  • How to apply for a different role within your current company, and when to tell your manager (42:10)
  • How to be a standout employee during your first 30–90 days at a new job (44:15)
  • How to deal with insecurity at a new job (46:30)
  • How do I figure out what I actually want to do with my life? (48:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Katie Burke on Episode 70 of the Ali on the Run Show


Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations with Marianne Williamson

Kim Scott’s Radical Candor



Jeni’s Ice Cream

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  1. This was such a great episode!! I plan to listen again later when I am not trying to write a document at work and take some killer notes. I have already shared the episode with several of my female coworker friends. Thank you for providing the great content!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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