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Opinion/Analysis

Are Apprenticeships a Better Path to Tech Jobs?

By | May 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

LinkedIn is launching their REACH apprenticeship program. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff recently proposed an apprenticeship program to President Trump, a noted fan of apprentices. Now Ryan Carson, CEO of online coding school Treehouse, has just announced another apprentice program, Techdegree, aimed at helping to fill a…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Top 50 U.S. Companies Where People Want to Work in 2017

By | May 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With many positions in technology expected to grow in the next decade, companies will be expanding their labor pools and will need to work hard to maintain its culture to retain employees. LinkedIn released the Top 50 U.S. Companies of 2017 list where people…

HR and Recruiting

Don’t Get Tricked Into Employing an Average Sales Team

By | May 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

There isn’t a job out there that’s tougher and more important for executives than finding, retaining, and growing top talent. Even with a lot on his plate, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, focused primarily on acquiring talent for the rapidly growing company….

Jobs

Here are LinkedIn’s Top 15 Jobs for 2017 Graduates

By | May 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Since we’re nearing the middle of May, college grads are popping up faster than dandelions. Well, almost as fast. Luckily, LinkedIn’s trove of job search data has done it again: The social media company has just come out today with a list of the…

Coding

Top 5 In-Demand Coding Languages for Biggest US Tech Hubs [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

May is here and with it comes a scurry of graduating college students soon to enter the professional world. Whether graduates will take on their first big kid’s job, start interning at a large firm, or find an interim role, knowing where their skill…

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Jobs

Spelling Errors in Social Media Posts Could Cost You Your Dream Job

By | May 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In a few short years, social media has gone from a pleasant addition to our everyday lives to an integral part of the social landscape. At this point in the game, people that don’t have a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account are looked at…

Jobs

Top 10 Cities for Jobseekers in the US

By | May 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Jobseekers are subjected to a bevy of unfortunate circumstances. From awkward interviews and long drives to disappointing phone calls and devastating emails, searching for a job is soul-crushing enough to make even the most confident person question their value in the business world. If…

Jobs

15 Most Desired Positions According to Recruiters on LinkedIn

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It has been proven on multiple occasions that working at a job you hate is worse for your mental health than being unemployed. Sure, the stress of being financially strained can be too much to bare, but the sheer emotional and physical exhaustion that…

Coding

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…

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…