HOW TO: Land a Job at Google Google is having a big hiring year — its biggest ever, in fact. This week we spoke with Bryan Power, a people operations manager at Google, for advice on getting hired by the tech giant. Power oversees sales hiring in the North and South America regions. Previously, he led recruiting for the product management and engineering groups, giving him familiarity with hiring practices in multiple areas of the company. Paint a Picture, Concisely HOW TO: Get the Most Out of the iPhone Camera's HDR Functionality [PICS] Amateur and professional iPhotographers have a little-known tool in their mobile belt. The iPhone 4 offers "HDR" functionality that can help you get the most out of the phone's built-in camera. Here we take an in-depth look at the feature and offer advice for when it's best to use it and — just as importantly — when it's not. Have a look through these tips and let us know in the comments how you put your photography talents to use. What is HDR? "High Dynamic Range" (HDR) Imaging is the practice of using "exposure bracketing" to create an image with a better representation of light and dark areas than the camera could capture on standard settings.
Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios - Noupe Design Blog Jun 15 2011 Throughout the creative fields, like with art and design, getting your work out there for an audience to find and connect with is essential. Taking your work online is a major outlet that many designers and artists opt for, especially given the versatility that the web offers. With so many options for displaying their work, the internet has a bevvy of brilliantly designed and developed portfolios that we can sort through for inspiration. But what is more, is that we can also look through them to gain some hints on what works and what doesn’t for those times when we have to put together a portfolio for ourselves or our clients.
Top of the Flops: 10 Tech Products Ahead of Their Time [VIDEOS] It's a sad truth: Not every great idea translates into commercial success. Some products launch "ahead of their time," either because the tech can't support the concept, or because the public isn't ready to invest in such a radical idea. From an early interactive television to Nokia's infamous N-Gage phone, we've taken a look at 10 such gadgets that the market just wasn't ripe to receive, but the principles of which have since borne fruit for other brands. Take a trip down memory lane via our video gallery below and let us know your thoughts on these interesting examples of innovations that didn't pay off in the comments below.
7 Great Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed Getting your resume noticed is the first step towards a successful employment, and it may lay down the path of the rest of the recruitment stages. Sure, your working experience, skills and personalities may very well be the deciding factor as to whether you or the next candidate get employed or not. Yet, if you do not present your qualities in a coherent manner, the recruiter would not be able to objectively assess you as a suitable candidate. Sometimes, recruiters may be carried away by drudgery of work or deadlines and simply missed out a potential employee because the resume doesn’t look very different from the rest of the cohort. It would be such a waste. (Image source: Shutterstock)
The Social Media Guide Now you can get away with cruising around Facebook at work, even when your boss is peering over your shoulder. Well, as long as the boss doesn't look too closely. Even the laziest slacker can look busy in a jiffy with this interactive adaptation of many of Facebook's functions. 10 Ways to Build a Kick-Ass Resume Despite all the advancements in technology over the last decade or so, the traditional word-based resume is still as popular as ever. However, if you’d like to stand out from the crowd there are a number of new school options for you to consider. And we’re not talking about simply having a LinkedIn profile which could almost be considered ‘old hat’ now. Nope, we’re about to enter a new world of resume building and sharing. The only question is; Are prospective employers ready for what you can now dish up?
7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make You Rethink Your CV You love resumes. You really do. When we published "10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From" in May, our readers enthusiastically responded by sharing it with friends, commenting on it and sending us links to their own snazzy resumes. We sifted through those links, picked our favorites and placed them in the gallery below. After clicking through the collection of resumes, were you inspired?
The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted Land Your Dream Job With 25 Innovative Resume Ideas Sending in your resume is usually your first step in making a lasting impression to your dream company, so you’ve got to make sure yours is awesome enough. Your resume isn’t the only one the company is looking at, so a good resume must first stands out from the crowd and be distinctive by its own. Most organizations aren’t really fussy about design and simply wants a black – white, easy-to-read resume. That said, if you are applying for a graphic designing job, your resume is a valuable chance for you to flaunt your creativity and for them to gauge your designing capabilities. So, all you graphic designers who are out there busily job-searching, it’s time to put on your thinking cap, let the creative juices flow and imaginations run wild!
Samsung drops a patent-infringement counter-suit against Apple “Samsung Electronics Co. dropped a patent-infringement suit against Apple Inc. (AAPL), filed at a U.S. federal court in April in response to allegations its Galaxy products copied the iPhone and iPad,” Bomi Lim reports for Bloomberg. “Samsung Electronics dropped the suit on June 30 ‘to streamline the legal proceedings,’ Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company, said today in a telephone interview,” Lim reports. “Samsung will continue to defend its patent rights through a counter-claim in an earlier suit Apple filed at the same court in San Jose, California, he said.” Advertisement: Students, parents and Faculty save up to $200 on a new Mac.
HOW TO: Spruce Up a Boring Resume [INFOGRAPHIC] Writing a resume is such a nebulous activity these days. You have to figure out which type of online resume format is best for you, whether to include a cover letter, how to incorporate social media into your resume, if a video resume is a good idea and what you should include on your LinkedIn profile. Above all that, to get the job, you need to beat out all the other creative digital peeps who are producing dynamic digital resumes. Phew — that's a lot of work!
Jason Calacanis: "Blogging Is Dead" & Why "Stupid People Shouldn't Write" "Blogging is largely dead." "There are a lot of stupid people out there ... and stupid people shouldn't write." "There needs to be a better system for tuning down the stupid people and tuning up the smart people." Serial entrepreneur and publisher Jason Calacanis has never been opposed to saying what is on his mind. In fact, it is the characteristic that has helped him rise to the top of the Internet publishing world. 7 Rules To Creating A Professional Portfolio Site If you decided to get involved in web design, no matter what your particular profession is about, sooner or later you will need a portfolio site where your expertise will be showcased. Why is it so important to have a portfolio? The point is that most clients only believe what they see, and your personal portfolio is the visual proof for them to witness your expertise, taste, and personality. But a portfolio site can be a double-edged sword.