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Portland, Maine

There’s a New Coding School Coming to Maine

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

Three Maine organizations are bringing a successful coding school to Maine in an effort to increase the public’s access to educational opportunities around software and web development, and to increase employers’ access to qualified developers. Earlier this week, Venture Hall, Thomas College, and Project Login, announced…

Entrepreneur

4 Early Startup Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

It’s a part of the American dream: starting a business and guiding it along to an amazing level of success. And while many entrepreneurs focus on the expected and worthwhile rewards of starting a new company, not as many are aware of some potential pitfalls…

Marketing

6 Ways to Manage Outsourced Public Content

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

When developing a blog for your company, it’s not uncommon to reach out to freelancers or agencies to get some help. So what does a founder do to maintain a consistent tone, vibe and voice of the culture of the company if they turn to outsourcing…

Jobs

Late Bloomer? 7 Tips for a Successful Transition to the IT Industry

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

Long gone are the days when American employees were expected to work for one business for 40 years and retire with a pension. Now, most people switch jobs 10 to 15 times during their career. The IT field may seem like it would be…

Jobs

Netflix Will Spend 10x More on New Employees Than Other Corporations

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The various corporations in the tech world survive on the strength of their employee talent. Naturally, it makes sense that the most successful businesses would pay the most to attract the best. There are plenty of other ways to attract or retain employees — a…

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Security

7 Tech Archetypes That Define You as a Hacker

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

While the term “hacker” elicits more than its fair share of negativity, this tech profession is a necessary part of the business world. After all, in the immortal words of Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, “If you know your enemies and…

Jobs

4 Ways to Get in Front of Currently Employed Talent

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Finding and retaining the best employees is one of the greatest challenges business leaders and human resources professionals face. Even with 73 million young adults seeking work, businesses around the globe are reporting a shortage of skilled workers. Attracting outstanding applicants is about more…

Tips & How To’s

Millennials: Your Dream Job Is a Solid Portfolio Away

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

When hiring for both non-technical and technical positions, companies are searching for all-star talent who take initiative, work as a team, and provides exceptional value to the organization.  However, when you’re applying to a job, your resumé just becomes a piece of paper: a…

Culture

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…

Interviews

Chicago

Gale Bowman of Irish Angels on How to Land a Job at a Startup

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Gale Bowman is the founding director of Irish Angels, an angel network dedicated to early stage investments in which a founder, board member, or active investor is a student, graduate, parent, or faculty member of the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from business school…

HR and Recruiting

What’s New in the Software Development Industry in 2017

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Software developing company Coding Sans has just released a 2017 report, the State of Software Development, in order to take a look at the trends, challenges and tactics that the modern software developer is facing today. Here’s a quick summation of key points from the report, which…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

3 Traits to Look for During Your Next New Hire Interview

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

There’s a lot of pressure on growing businesses and even larger companies to hire for cultural fit. Alarming new findings show that poor cultural fit due to turnover can cost companies between 50 and 60 percent of the person’s annual salary, a cost startups and…

News

3 Tips To Help You Negotiate The Salary You’ve Always Wanted

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

Recent Galvanize web development graduate Tosin Awofeso happened to be sitting in a workshop about salary negotiation when he got a call with a job offer. He says in that moment he had the confidence to fight for the salary he wanted — and…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Reasons to Hire People on Characteristics

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

At any given point in time at a fast growing startup, you’re hiring across functions, levels and specific disciplines. It’s difficult to find someone who checks all the boxes across the most important skills, let alone someone who has the combination of those talents…

Jobs

Is Your Career Path on Indeed’s List of 2017’s Top Jobs?

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

Indeed has released its “Best Jobs of 2017” list, opening a window into the coveted selection of career paths that are both high-paying and have an increasing demand. And, just as Indeed’s SVP of Product, Raj Mukherjee, predicted in my previous interview with him, tech jobs…

Jobs

5 Ways to Succeed at Your Next Whiteboard Interview

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Having a job interview on the books can be incredibly stressful. But if you’re expecting the interviewer to insist on the whiteboard to show off your abilities, it doesn’t have to be nerve wrecking. Mukai Matsiga of Galvanize provides some insight on how this portion of…

Tips & How To’s

The 6 Qualities to Look for in a Strong Cofounder

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills and goals. I found…