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Culture

Study: One Bad Text Could Seriously Impact Your Career

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

As instant messaging, texting, and other forms of digital communication have become the norm, the casual use of emojis, abbreviations and generally unprofessional language has permeated everyday life. Whether its an “lol” thrown at the end of every other sentence or the poop emoji,…

Jobs

Washington

30 Most Common College Graduates Found at Major Tech Companies

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With summer dwindling, thoughts of back to school sales and brand new books are undeniably dancing around in your head. Whether you’re returning to a graduate program or sending your little one off to preschool for the first time, the return of the school…

Jobs

San Francisco

Solutions Architect Tops the Latest List of Highest Paid Positions in Tech

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The future is bright for tech professionals: average tech salaries have jumped 7.7 percent in the last year, and are now up to a whopping $96,370, according to a Fast Company stat. But which professions are earning far above that number, and which are…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Meet the 10 Startups Joining Techstars Chicago

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Cofounder and former CEO of Belly, Logan LaHive has some secrets when it comes to building a business. The first one being having an amazing team as your foundation. When he took over as director of Techstars Chicago, he made it his mission to…

Business

Study: Your Company Doesn’t Need A Lot of Employees to Survive

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

As a startup, it’s hard not to look up to corporations. While sometimes they may seem a bit bland and overly focused on rules, they’re making money, they’re in the limelight, and they’ve attracted more customers than you can even imagine. But surviving the…

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Microsoft

Microsoft Is Cutting 3,000 Jobs

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

News from Microsoft today: The software company is initiating a radical reorganization of its sales business. It will lay off as many as 3,000 workers, around 75 percent of which will be from sales positions outside the U.S. The layoffs make up around 10 percent…

Augmented Reality

China

Is the World Ready for College Acceptance Letters in Augmented Reality?

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Technology has been used for some pretty crazy reasons. Whether it’s WiFi connected egg trays, self-driving potatoes, or KFC meal boxes that can charge your smartphone, a notable lack of attention to necessity when it comes to innovative ideas rarely gets in the way…

Jobs

5 Tech Jobs Companies Will Need to Fill

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

With the insanely fast speed of technological development and new startups popping up every day, it is difficult to keep track of all the changes in the job market. Many jobs that were once at the top of the recruiting list will either be…

Trends

Phoenix

Why STEM Education Is Crucial to the Longevity of Tech Communities

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

There’s a pervasive problem occurring in Phoenix. It’s no secret, but it’s an issue that few seem ready to address. The so-called “Valley of the Sun” — like other emerging tech hubs — has struggled to compete in this era of global digitalization. Of…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Planning Your Career from a Former Google Director

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

At this point, Google has become the gold standard for business. Whether it’s their overarching success, their jealousy-inducing company culture, or their fun loving name, this search engine turned tech giant is the envy of every entrepreneur, startup founder, and tech employee around the…

Jobs

Here’s How to Get LinkedIn Users to Check Out Your Profile

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Social media has completely changed the meaning of the word “engagement.” From likes and comments to retweets and mentions, getting noticed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can sometimes feels too good to be true. However, when it comes to actually turning that attention into…

HR and Recruiting

12 Unspoken Rules of Talent Acquisition in Online Startup

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Acquiring talent can be tricky especially if your startup just launched, and it might be tempting to hire newbies and amateurs. Instead, entrepreneurs should practice unwritten rules to acquire the talent they deem necessary for building a successful startup. As such, these rules should help…

Jobs

Here Are the Job Functions the Gaming Industry Is Hiring For

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 is over, and we’ve all walked away with plenty of new information about games: Sony is remaking Shadow of the Colossus for PS4; Nintendo is turning out two Metroid games; and the new Xbox is called the “Xbox One X,”…

Jobs

20 Cities With Tons of Tech Jobs for College Graduates

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Graduating college is an accomplishment many students dream of their whole lives. And between hectic schedules, strict teachers, and enough tests to make your eyes fall out of your head, it’s no easy feat. But once you’ve crossed the threshold into adulthood, we can…

Business

Survey: This Tech Job Makes $27K More Than Americans Think

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Public perception doesn’t always match up with the benefits a job actually provides. But you’d never know that without access to the data. Which is why we’re happy that career data site Paysa has crunched the numbers. Finally, among other revelations, we can learn which…

Lifestyle

2 in 3 Employees Work While on Vacation, Which Is Terrible

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Have you ever sat down to think over what the concept of taking a vacation means? Apparently, two out of every three employees have not, since that’s the number that opt to continue working while on vacation. The stat comes from job search site…

Education

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…