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  • Inside jOBS: TechCrunch Goes To The Movies

    Inside jOBS: TechCrunch Goes To The Movies

    “IBM wants it all and is aiming its guns on its last obstacle to industry control: Apple. Will Big Blue dominate the entire computer industry?” Steve Jobs asks us. “No,” we cheer in unison. “The entire information age?!?” He asks again, “Was George Orwell right about 1984?” Before we have the opportunity to answer again, the Apple CEO introduces… Read More

  • Gamifying The Job Search: Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding

    Gamifying The Job Search: Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding

    “People crave feedback on their professional lives,” say Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, co-founders and co-CEOs of Identified, a young San Francisco-based startup that has been hard at work at gamifying the job search. Today, while millions of resumes live in the cloud on sites like LinkedIn, job seekers still aren’t providing all the relevant details on their online… Read More

  • Help Wanted: Songkick Founders Bring Back Silicon Milkroundabout Networking Event

    Help Wanted: Songkick Founders Bring Back Silicon Milkroundabout Networking Event

    Attention young engineers and budding product geniuses! If you’re thinking about moving jobs, or if you’d like to work for one of the UK’s hawt startups, mark out May 26/27 in your calendars for the third edition of the Silicon Milkroundabout. Nature abhors a vacuum and so it goes that because there are actually very few hiring events for startups in London, past… Read More

  • Resumes Are Bullshit. HireArt Is Better.

    Resumes Are Bullshit. HireArt Is Better.

    HireArt, a newly launched Y Combinator-backed company, is working to solve a major problem that all employers face today: resumes are bullshit. Job candidates often like to fluff up their experience, and sometimes they even outright lie about their abilities. Other times, potentially great employees are overlooked because they have unorthodox backgrounds that don’t match up with what… Read More

  • TinyProj Shuts Down, Users Sent To TechStars Grad GroupTalent Instead

    TinyProj Shuts Down, Users Sent To TechStars Grad GroupTalent Instead

    TinyProj, a project marketplace started by Forrst founder Kyle Bragger is shutting down.  All 8,300 of the service’s registered developers and designers who used the site to find project-based work will now be transitioned over to GroupTalent, a recent TechStars grad. Read More

  • Hate When Companies Don’t Provide Feedback On Job Applications? StartWire Is For You.

    Hate When Companies Don’t Provide Feedback On Job Applications? StartWire Is For You.

    If you’ve ever been on the job search, you know how frustrating and time consuming it is to manage the process. (If not, just ask one of the more than 13 million people in the U.S. currently there.) You spend untold hours filling out the right forms and fields, adding more action verbs to your resume, etc., and you fire off the application. Then comes the infuriation: Your… Read More

  • GroupTalent’s Hiring Marketplace Now Automatically Matches People With Jobs

    GroupTalent’s Hiring Marketplace Now Automatically Matches People With Jobs

    Talent drain? That’s what they’re saying. The explosion of early stage startups has made it harder for companies to find the best engineers and designers because everyone’s trying to do their own startup. GroupTalent (a startup, of course) wants to be the solution for that. In an effort to make the process of finding work even less painful than before, today the company… Read More

  • Here In Silicon Valley, Are We Killing Jobs And Making The Rich Richer?

    Here In Silicon Valley, Are We Killing Jobs And Making The Rich Richer?

    As the Occupy Wall Street movement keeps growing, many of the issues raised by the protestors continue to gain support from the average American. In particular, the erosion of the middle class due to job losses and the increasingly large income gap have become key issues in the 2012 presidential elections. At the moment, Wall Street and big corporations are getting the lion’s share of… Read More

  • Tech Job Site Dice Reports Shortage Of .NET Developers

    Tech Job Site Dice Reports Shortage Of .NET Developers

    According to technology job board Dice’s October report, there’s one particular tech talent now in short supply across the U.S.: Microsoft’s .NET. Job postings requiring .NET are up more than 25% year-over-year, the company says – faster growth than the total job postings on all of Dice.com. Read More

  • College2Startup Wants To Connect Startups To The Best Young Talent (And Vice Versa)

    Those media experts among us may be familiar with “Help A Reporter Out”, or HARO, which brings reporters and bloggers to quotable sources, and helps small businesses promote their brands. It’s an interesting, if not completely proven, model. Now, what if you apply that model to startups, and the startup hiring process? This was Tolu Babalola’s thinking when he… Read More

  • RescueTime Launches Introductions, A Carfax Report For Top Job Candidates

    Y Combinator-backed RescueTime is a web-based time management tool that lets users monitor the time they spend on the Web, like what applications and websites they’re visiting most frequently, all in an effort to help heavy web users cut down on inefficient uses of their time. (Maybe those three hours in Chrome Angry Birds weren’t adding to your overall productivity, friend.)… Read More