I Got Fired From Facebook. The Cities With The Most Computer Science Jobs. Can't Get a Job? Get a Microjob! Think Hiring Is Tough In The Valley? Now Europe Joins The Talent Wars. Despite some of the froth being blown off following the rocky Facebook IPO, it remains the case that talent and hiring are a big issue in the Valley. And you may not know this, but for a long time Europeans looked onward to the U.S. and thought to themselves, “Ha! We have plenty of room left for growth! And plenty of talented, educated people! Mwah ha ha ha !” Ok, Ok, let’s leave aside that many of them wouldn’t themselves mind moving to the warm climes of Palo Alto and the rest… Instead, let’s concentrate on what actually happened next. But the honeymoon is definitely over. Admittedly, perhaps it’s a nice problem to have. One very simple illustration of this trend came this week when London/U.S. startup Huddle performed a typically combative stunt (the company routinely pokes fun at Microsoft Sharepoint) by placing advertising billboards outside the London offices of Yammer.
10 Tips for Job Seekers in the Digital Era. David Clarke is CEO and co-founder of BGT Partners, a 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ad Age Top 15 Best Places to Work in the U.S. honoree. BGT creates interactive marketing and technology solutions for global corporations that strengthen brands, develop more engaging relationships, and transform businesses. How to Hire Your Best Intern Ever. 12 Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems. Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of Resunate.com, a job application tool that tailors and optimizes your resume for a specific job.
You can find Mona and Resunate on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. You filled out the job application, updated your resume and clicked “Submit.” But as the days or weeks pass, you never receive a phone call or email from the employer. 1 Thing Every New Hire Should Get On Their First Day. 10 Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago.
Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have. Facebook Can Tell You If A Person Is Worth Hiring. The Pitfalls of Freelancing. How To Hire a Great Developer [FLOW CHART] Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions. My eBay Summary. Best bets for jobs in 2012. 5 Things You Should Look For in a Community Manager. In honor of Community Manager Day, I thought it would fun and worthwhile to share some tips with employers looking for the perfect community manager for their business.
The community manager role is more relevant now than ever, and the numbers show it. In a joint research report released by Booz and Co. and Buddy Media, titled Campaigns to Capabilities, brand marketers said that hiring full-time employees is the number one investment they are making in social media. Furthermore, 63% of all social media teams have dedicated community managers, and 59% of social media teams plan to hire full-time community managers in the near future. Why Companies are Terrible at Selecting, Retaining and Motivating Their Talent. How to Sort Googlers According to Myers Briggs. If you are a fan of Myers-Briggs, the psychological testing that is commonly used by many employers, then you'll like this infographic that looks at the entire Googleplex and segments them into the 16 different categories.
I was heartened to see that my type, ISTJ, is in the majority. Not surprising. The graphic comes via the folks at Resunate.com. They offer both free and several paid plans so you can score your resume with particular job descriptions to see if there is a match. Interns Are Latest Target in Battle for Tech Talent. Silicon Valley's talent wars are going younger. Bay Area tech companies, already in a fierce fight for full-time hires, are now also battling to woo summer interns. Technology giants like Google Inc. have been expanding their summer-intern programs, while smaller tech companies are ramping up theirs in response—sometimes even luring candidates away from college. Dropbox Inc. plans to hire 30 engineering interns for next summer, up from nine this year, says engineering manager Rian Hunter, who adds the company wants interns to comprise one-third of its engineering team.
The San Francisco-based file-sharing company this year dispatched its entire engineering team to recruit at more than a dozen colleges, up from just five schools last year, schmoozing recruits over dinners and through technical talks on subjects like how Dropbox reduces the amount of memory its desktop client uses. Peter Earl McCollough for The Wall Street Journal. A Few Tips For Developers On How To Get Hired By A Startup. Not everyone is cut out to work for a startup.
It involves a lot of hustling, a lot of nail-biting, pizza-eating, sleeping at your desk, tears, failure, confusion, and on and on. How a 140-Character Twitter Resume Could Land Your Next Job. Sean Weinberg is the COO and co-founder of RezScore, a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly.
You can connect with Sean and the RezScore team on Facebook and Twitter. The Best Advice I've Ever Received About Hiring Talent. Can Facebook Get You a Job? [INFOGRAPHIC] In answer to the question above, approximately 18,400,000 Americans say yes, they got their current job through Facebook.
Though Zuck's platform ranks #1, Twitter and LinkedIn don't have shabby numbers either — 8 million and 10.2 million Americans, respectively, have gotten their jobs through social platforms. Princeton Beats Out 13 Schools to Win Facebook’s College Hackathon. Overcoming stiff competition from MIT and Waterloo, Princeton won this year’s Facebook College Hackathon finals.
Over the past few months, Facebook conducted run-off competitions at fourteen colleges across the United States and Canada, and this Friday held the finals at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto. Are you out of this space? 'Tis the season to be searching. Has the fog lifted?
Or are you still trying to fight your way back to motivation after a weekend of turkey-induced napping, holiday shopping and family visits? If you claim the latter, I completely understand. Job searching requires a lot of dedication and self-control, especially during the holidays when distractions are plentiful. Chart: Who pays the most in Seattle for software engineers. Who is paying the most for computer geeks?
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