Posts Tagged ‘job’

Young adults are too broke to get loans

February 27th, 2013
Concerned about unstable job prospects and the weak economy, those under 35 are taking out fewer mortgages and car loans.

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Developer fired for outsourcing his own job to China

January 17th, 2013

An investigation into a quiet software developer's browsing history found he'd been secretly subcontracting his job to a Chinese firm so that he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos at work.

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Developer allegedly outsources his whole job to China, fired

January 16th, 2013
A developer in the U.S. thought he was being clever by ensuring his whole job was done overseas, so that he could allegedly take on more jobs which he secretly outsourced overseas. [Read more]

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A job source for the wandering MBA

January 15th, 2013
Daniel Mullaney's MBA Project Search offers B-school grads a glimpse into the freelance and consulting worlds outside the confines of their school's career services office.

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I can’t find a nursing job!

January 14th, 2013
Whatever happened to the nursing shortage? These new grads can't find jobs, after months of searching.

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Researcher: World of Warcaft players make better employees

January 4th, 2013
Digital culture researcher John Seely Brown says MMORPG's players have accelerated levels of passion and curiosity, making them attractive job candidates.

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Yahoo Employees Don’t Approve Of Marissa Mayer As Much As They Used To

December 21st, 2012
During her first quarter on the job, Yahoo employees gave CEO Marissa Mayer a 97% approval rating. That number is now down to 80%. One of Mayer's key focuses has been improving morale at Yahoo.

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Facebook Testing Paid Message Service to Strangers’ Inboxes

December 20th, 2012
Would you like to be able to send a direct message to someone you don't know on Facebook? The social networking giant is testing such a paid service at $1 per message.

In a posting Thursday on the Facebook blog, the company said that it's starting "a small experiment to test the usefulness of economic signals to determine relevance." The test, Facebook said, would give the small number of test participants the option of paying to have a message sent directly to the Inbox, instead of ending up in the Other folder, of a recipient with whom they are not connected.

The company said that "several commentators and researchers" have pointed out that "imposing a financial cost on the sender" would be the most effective method of discouraging unwanted messages -- or of facilitating the delivery of relevant and useful messages.

Two New Filters

A typical use case, according to Facebook, might be a Facebook user wanting to send a message to someone who gave a speech the user heard, but who is not in the user's online social circle. Similarly, Facebook said, a user might want to message "someone about a job opportunity." It's not clear if Facebook envisions someone looking for or offering a job, although it could be either.

Some Facebook-watchers are suggesting that, in addition to being another possible revenue stream for Facebook, it could be a way to limit spam. However, $1 per message might be an acceptable charge for mass mailings from a large corporation or political group.

This test would seem to run counter to Facebook's basic premise -- staying in touch with your chosen social circle. The new pay-for-Inbox-access opens the possibility of bombardment by job seekers or promotional campaigns. The company did say that, at least during the test, the message routing feature is only for personal...

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The dumbest interview questions of 2012

December 19th, 2012
If some of the things you've been asked in job interviews lately have struck you as kind of peculiar, cheer up. It's not you, it's them.

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Instagram to start sharing user data with Facebook

December 17th, 2012
The company says that the change to its privacy policy will allow it to do a better job fighting spam and detecting system problems. [Read more]

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