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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.
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.
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+ .
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Let's get one thing straight: Freelancing is not easy. While it offers fantastic benefits — flexible hours, more control and creative independence — there are still plenty of risks involved with striking out on your own and running your own business. And while the economy struggles to recover, freelancing poses pitfalls.
Thomas Edison once said that "genius" is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. In the world of technology startups, that 99% involves a heck of a lot of coding and wireframing. If you've got an idea for a startup, that's great — but odds are that an idea is all you have.
Looking forward to 2012, there is cautious optimism that the economy -- and the job market -- will continue to improve.
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.
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. The paid plans (which start at $15 a month) also offer a Myers-Briggs assessment.
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.
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. And wearing your startup’s t-shirt.
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 . Brangelina, TomKat….
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. Judging from our Job Search Series , it should come as no surprise that being socially savvy pays off in the job hunt for two reasons — it helps you network, and it's a highly marketable strength in your skill set, given all the openings in the digital space.
Overcoming stiff competition from MIT and Waterloo, Princeton won this year’s Facebook College Hackathon finals.
Has the fog lifted?