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Are MBAs A Complete Waste Of Time? We Want Your Opinion!

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What's the opportunity cost of two more years of business school? As the job market becomes more competitive than ever, job seekers and the full-time employed alike are weighing the costs and benefits of having those pivotal three letters on their resume that gets it the top of the...
Are MBAs A Complete Waste Of Time? We Want Your Opinion!

Jobscience buys social profile syncing tool Atomkeep (and shuts it down)

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Jobscience, a company that offers recruitment and talent management solutions designed for ‘social’ businesses’, this morning announced its acquisition of Atomkeep. Founded in 2008, Atomkeep allowed users to keep profile info in sync at all times, across a wide range of social networking sites and apps. On its website, Atomkeep...
Jobscience buys social profile syncing tool Atomkeep (and shuts it down)

9 Things Your Resume Needs If You Want To Be Hired By Apple Or Google

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How do you get hired by a tech giant like Apple, Microsoft or Google? Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked for all three companies and wrote a book, The Google Resume, with tips for job seekers. No, you don't need to have a perfect GPA, says McDowell. But if you graduated from...
9 Things Your Resume Needs If You Want To Be Hired By Apple Or Google
Apple lands No. 2 spot for 'most inDemand employer' globally, considered desirable among students and recent grads

In Two Weeks: Inside Network and SmartRecruiters' Network Get Work happy hour

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Come join Inside Network and SmartRecruiters in November for happy hour. Our “Network, Get Work” event brings together job seekers and companies in the social media and tech industry. Whether you’re interested in joining tech start-ups or global firms in the Bay Area, recruiting for top social media talent, or...
In Two Weeks: Inside Network and SmartRecruiters' Network Get Work happy hour

Silicon Milkroundabout tech job fair returns with its Autumn event in London

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The Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair is set to return with its Autumn event in November. 130 tech startups will be hiring with an expected 3,000 developers, product managers and designers present over the two-day event. Over the past three events the London-based jobs fair attracted over four thousand job seekers...
Silicon Milkroundabout tech job fair returns with its Autumn event in London

11 ways to mine LinkedIn for hidden talent

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If you listen to conventional wisdom, LinkedIn is a vast sea of potential hires, all just waiting to jump onboard your company. The good news: LinkedIn indeed holds deep recruiting potential. The bad news: Rock star candidates won't start banging on your door just because you've whipped together a...
11 ways to mine LinkedIn for hidden talent

UK hackers hack together job site for UK hackers

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Hacker Jobs UK is a specialist site that aims to provide a better service to those looking for something beyond regular software development as a career. The site is run by developer and Hacker News London attendee Jon Gilbraith and former tech recruitment consultant turned web project manager Steve Buckley. According...
UK hackers hack together job site for UK hackers

DeveloperAuction nets $2.7M to connect employers and developers

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DeveloperAuction, a site where companies can bid for developers seeking jobs, has taken on $2.7 million in first-round funding, suggesting that investors think tech recruiting can be disrupted again, even with LinkedIn, Stack Overflow and other online venues playing in the space. NEA and Sierra Ventures led the DeveloperAuction funding...
DeveloperAuction nets $2.7M to connect employers and developers

LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members

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LinkedIn is rolling out a new, simplified look for the section of its social network which gives users a comprehensive list of the people who have recently viewed their profile. The layout for users with a ‘free’ account is largely the same, showing a mixture of known colleagues and contacts...
LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members
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5 Tips to Job Hunt Using Social Media

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LinkedIn may be the go-to place for many job seekers, but dont stop there. Here's a look at how you can use Facebook, Twitter and Google+--as well as some lesser-known social networks--to attract recruiters and land a job....
5 Tips to Job Hunt Using Social Media

How to use social media and look like a rockstar on a recruiter’s radar

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From a marketer’s point of view, turning to social media outlets is a no-brainer. If your job is to get the word out and spur on sales, the first thing you’re going to do is head to where the largest amounts of people are gathered. In the world of the...
How to use social media and look like a rockstar on a recruiter’s radar

When Your Boss DOES Have the Right to Your Facebook Password

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The kerfuffle over employers asking for the passwords to workers' and candidates' private social media accounts just won't go away. While it's not clear exactly how widespread this practice is, lawmakers around the country are already drafting bills that would outlaw requiring facebook logins. Many people clearly find the very...
When Your Boss DOES Have the Right to Your Facebook Password

Over half of American job seekers use Facebook to find work, but LinkedIn and Twitter are gaining

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75 percent of American workers are actively looking for, or consider themselves open to, new jobs. This is the 2012 number, up from 2011′s 69 percent of the workforce. On the flipside, one third of job seekers feel less optimistic about finding a job now than a year ago, and...
Over half of American job seekers use Facebook to find work, but LinkedIn and Twitter are gaining
Facebook data scientist: Jobseekers with strong social ties online 5X more likely to find work

Gaming Your Way Into Your Next Job

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One company taps into the world of gaming and rethinks the job recruitment process. ConnectCubed uses assessment games and simulations to match job seekers with employers....
Gaming Your Way Into Your Next Job

Beyond.com acquires online job portal JobCircle (and its 1.3 million registered members)

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Career site network Beyond.com, a Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE) portfolio company, today announced that it has acquired “strategic assets of Human Capital Solutions” through a subsidiary. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but what Beyond.com is really buying in this deal is JobCircle.com, an online job portal for...
Beyond.com acquires online job portal JobCircle (and its 1.3 million registered members)

After Its 9-Figure Acquisition, Recruitment Software Giant Bullhorn Buys MaxHire And Sendouts For More Cloud Services

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In June, recruitment software company Bullhorn got bought by Vista Equity Partners in a deal we heard was in the lower-nine figures. Today, Bullhorn is announcing two acquisitions of its own: it’s picking up Vancouver-based MaxHire Solutions and St. Louis-based Sendouts. The deals beef up Bullhorn’s cloud-based portfolio, with both companies specialists...
After Its 9-Figure Acquisition, Recruitment Software Giant Bullhorn Buys MaxHire And Sendouts For More Cloud Services

Inside Social Apps San Francisco - Early Registration Ends at Midnight

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Calling all social app community members: The 2013 Inside Social Apps Conference and Job Fair is in San Francisco on June 6-7. This industry-facing event takes a deeper, more targeted approach to discussing topics and trends that impact social app developers, marketers, investors, and platform operators. Join us for two days...
Inside Social Apps San Francisco - Early Registration Ends at Midnight

Rich Barton: Glassdoor Is Tracking Identically to Zillow

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Glassdoor is announcing some significant product news today that leverages Facebook’s social graph to add in references and connections into its already robust job hunting product. It’s a smart strategic move that makes Glassdoor a whole lot more valuable to job seekers, and at the same time, launches the first...
Rich Barton: Glassdoor Is Tracking Identically to Zillow

US gov agencies & colleges are now demanding access to Facebook accounts

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According to a report by MSNBC, US government agencies and colleges are now demanding access to applicants’ Facebook accounts — through friending and/or actual password requests. No longer can users hide behind Facebook’s privacy options, because if you want a job or a college degree, you have to give up...
US gov agencies & colleges are now demanding access to Facebook accounts
Would you pay to get your resume seen by a hiring manager?

Video: Nightline's report on life inside an iPad factory

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Bill Weir dons a bunny suit and takes a camera into Foxconn's Shenzhen facilities With Apple's (AAPL) permission, Foxconn for the first time allowed a reporter and his camera crew into its famous Shenzhen, China, factory complex. The 17-minute report aired Tuesday night. There's no news here that wasn't in...
Video: Nightline's report on life inside an iPad factory

With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond

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The job-hunting market today is getting a little more social: Path.to, a kind of About.me-meets-LinkedIn service that lets people create image-filled, sleek professional profiles for themselves online, is today relaunching itself as a network to connect those professionals with job openings. And taking a pro-tip from the matchmaking site eHarmony,...
With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond

Evolv and The Wharton School use 'big data' to predict when you will quit your job (exclusive)

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Walking into a job interview, you’ve done everything by the book: your tie is neatly-pressed, your resume is in-hand and you’ve prepped for the standard questions. After going through all this effort, would you feel slighted in the interviewer made the ultimate decision about whether or not to hire...
Evolv and The Wharton School use 'big data' to predict when you will quit your job (exclusive)

GetHired Nabs $1.75 Million To Launch Its Video-Centric Recruiting Platform & Job Board

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Paper resumes are — or should be — going out of style. They rarely give employers a complete profile of a potential hire, they’re filled with abbreviated bunches of value-less buzzwords (or in my case, action verbs), and the thought of them makes trees cry. You don’t want to make...
GetHired Nabs $1.75 Million To Launch Its Video-Centric Recruiting Platform & Job Board

How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries

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Editor’s Note: Markus Barnikel joined carpooling.com as CEO in 2011, in order to expand into new countries and make carpooling a convenient transportation option for all. Barnikel has also held various leadership positions at Yahoo, including as Chief Sales Officer in Australia and Global Director of Sales in the U.S....
How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries

Bright Unveils A Data-Driven Approach To The Job Search, Raises $6M

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Startup Bright has already built a popular job board. CEO Steve Goodman says that over the past 18 months, Bright.com has attracted 8.6 million job seekers who have posted 2.8 million resumes. However, that was just stage one of the company’s plans — in Goodman’s words, it was “the largest...
Bright Unveils A Data-Driven Approach To The Job Search, Raises $6M
LinkedIn makes it easier to check out who's checkin' you out
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