If You Are A Founder Of A Startup Who Is New To Leading, This Post Is For You First off, congratulations on being a part of driving one of the most exciting economic booms we may ever see in our lifetime. No region in the world comes close to what we’re experiencing in the Bay… Read more »
Posts about Career Development
[This is a guest-post from Brian Kerr] Everyone has seen job postings looking for great multitaskers. If you are below the age of 35, you will probably happily admit that you multitask better than most, and much better than those of your parents’ generation. The problem is that you don’t.
Two weeks ago, I found myself leaving a CTO role at a small startup and back on the job market during a unique up-cycle of tech hiring. My past job hunts came during economic down-cycles or in locations outside of the Bay Area – so this was something new. In down-cycles and smaller job markets… Read more »
A smart CTO type told me he’s thinking about his next move the other day. I encouraged him to think about these 5 question-topics as he evaluates his next job (it’s inspired by “The 5 C’s” we like to talk about).
I was privileged to participate in a Citizen Schools event in which 8th graders from Oakland, California got to practice their networking skills with a handful of “adults” with jobs like me. The whole idea was to get these kids to practice networking skills: handing out their resumes, talking about their career aspirations. Awesome! 1)… Read more »
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of recruiting is “to engage in finding and attracting employees, new members, students, athletes, etc.”. The key word in this definition is “attracting”. Think of things in life that attract: bait attracts a fish, a zapper attracts mosquitos, …you get the picture. Why should job ads be any different? As it stands today, most job ads aren’t worth 5 seconds… Read more »
Most job titles are normal, but some situations can get weird. Here at Ongig (the video job description platform), I spend a lot of time looking at job titles and noticed these 5 job title pitfalls to try to avoid in your career: 1) People With Multiple Titles (For Just One Employer) People using more than one… Read more »
If you have ever lived in San Francisco, you are certainly familiar with how the term “micro-climate” relates to the city’s neighborhoods. You can insert “micro-climate” when talking about which San Francisco neighborhood is the best for working in a startup as well. Each neighborhood has its own distinctive flavor and style, as well as… Read more »
Hawking.org will be posting an official job advertisement for a Technical Assistant to Professor Hawking in mid-January. Here is an unofficial summary of the job from their Web page. Here’s a video of Hawking from TED: Technical Assistant To Stephen Hawking Primary Purpose: To allow Prof. Hawking to function within the physics community and as… Read more »
As I have weaved all over San Francisco on my bicycle this year, I have had the chance to meet some awesome people and see their inspiring workplaces. Since this is the time of the year we think back on the year that was, I thought I would take the opportunity to show you the… Read more »
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one” — Oscar Wilde. At no other point in the past has this quotation reverberated more truly for myself. Unfortunately for me, Wilde’s musing is a lot less imaginary and far more real. Since I published my last blog, which documented, “Hunting For… Read more »
One of the “5 C’s” I mentioned in past posts here at Ongig (the video job description platform) is getting from Point A to Point B in your Career development. To do so, you need to be purposeful about your job. Here’s an easy exercise for figuring out the purpose statement of your current or next job…. Read more »
Throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, job search pundits have eulogized the résumé as it gives way to technology and time. Through each era, age, fad and phase, the resilient document changes and continues to lead the way for job seekers. Like the Phoenix, the résumé is dynamic, dying thousands of fiery deaths only to rise from… Read more »
Interested in working for a startup? There’s some good chatter over on Quora on a question called “How To Evaluate Whether To Work For A Startup?” My favorite 5 tips from Quora are: 1) Your manager is vital (source: Keith Rabois, COO of Square in San Francisco)
We were running a little late serving our turkey in the Webster household this Thanksgiving Day. It was 5:03pm by the time the turkey was carved and headed for the table. Just as we were sitting down, the phone rang. It was from an “unknown” number. Since we have family members in other countries we… Read more »