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‘Is this a resort?’: The youngest Google employee ever describes the first time she stepped into the office as a 19-year-old

“Node CEO and founder Falon Fatemi was the youngest person Google ever hired when she got a job at age 19” writes Mark Abadi for businessinsider.com. In 2005, at the age of 19, Fatemi scored a job at Google, becoming the company’s youngest-ever employee. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Former elections chief Snipes sues to get job back

“Former Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes is asking a federal judge to reinstate her after she was removed from office by Gov” writes The Associated Press for sun-sentinel.com. Snipes filed a lengthy federal lawsuit on Monday against Scott and Senate President Bill Galvano.Snipes came under fire during the contentious recount that followed the November elections. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Better Than Corporations: Layoffs in Crypto Are On the Rise, Still Lower Than in Other Industries

“Over the past three years, jobs relating to blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have been on the rise on LinkedIn” writes Gareth Jenkinson for cointelegraph.com. Citigroup, Sears, Roebuck & Co, and the U.S. Army each cut over 50,000 jobs at different stages, but these job cuts put most others in perspective.As previously mentioned, one can draw similar parallels between the rise of internet companies in the 1990s and the rise of cryptocurrency- and blockchain-focused companies from 2010 onward. However, those that survived ended up laying the foundation for the cryptocurrency and…

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Jaguar Land Rover to ‘axe up to 5,000 jobs’

“However, according to a report in the Financial Times, several people close to the carmaker said JLR will outline in January the short-term element of its plan, including the loss of up to 5,000 jobs” writes Angela Monaghan for theguardian.com. Jaguar Land Rover is planning to announce thousands of job cuts in the new year as part of a £2.5bn savings plan to ward off the threat from Brexit, falling sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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The skills gap in tech is virtually nonexistent — it’s just that job seekers aren’t building the right skills employers need

“It’s that job seekers have too many skills that aren’t wanted by employers, and not enough skills that employers need” writes Rosalie Chan for businessinsider.com. Although there’s a high demand for tech jobs, job seekers often aren’t marketing the skills that employers are looking for. Even if a job seeker doesn’t have that much experience, building skill sets will be more valuable in job seeking.In other words, there are 0.5% fewer resumes with the skills employers are seeking than there are open jobs. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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LinkedIn Report: Blockchain Developer Leads List of Most Rapidly Growing Jobs

“The role of blockchain developer is the most rapidly growing emerging job in the United States, according to the 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report by LinkedIn released on Dec. 13” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. This year’s top emerging jobs also include artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, wherein “six out of the 15 emerging jobs are related in some way to AI,” and machine learning engineers, with 12 times growth year-over-year.As Cointelegraph previously reported, 645 vacancies tagged with the words “blockchain,” “Bitcoin,” or “cryptocurrency” were published on LinkedIn in 2016.As of…

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How I Went From Graduate School Student To Amazon Warehouse Janitor

“I decided to look for acting jobs or writing jobs in the area” writes Faylita Hicks for slate.com. Food. “So, tell me why you want to be a team member here instead of writing or getting a job teaching?” I smiled.Teaching jobs, specifically for creative writing or English, were virtually nonexistent in my city, and the other positions required Ph.D.s and prior teaching experience. Source: slate.com Share This:

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