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People in the video game industry are rallying around the 800 employees laid off by Activision-Blizzard

“Major video game publisher Activision-Blizzard laid off about 800 workers earlier this week, sending shock waves through the gaming industry” writes Kevin Webb for businessinsider.com. With the layoffs looming, game developers from across the industry began to offer their condolences and commented on the stress and volatility of the video game industry.With hundreds of workers suddenly facing hardship, others within the video game industry quickly mobilized to share potential job openings and opportunities.While video game publishers like Activision-Blizzard earn billions of dollars each year, video games are still a relatively…

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A former Google exec who asks job candidates about the chapters of their life story is listening closely for a common red flag

“As for Reese, she’s seeking job candidates who have spent a lot of time thinking about their own values” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. For Lexi Reese, COO of human-resources software company Gusto, that’s a go-to prompt in job interviews.As Ra’el Cohen, ThirdLove’s chief creative officer, previously told Business Insider, her team likes to ask job candidates, “”What was the last mistake that you and your last team made, and what did you learn from it?”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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Game Workers Unite org calls for Activision CEO’s job after layoffs

“Game Workers Unite began the #FireBobbyKotick campaign on Twitter today following a massive round of layoffs at the Call of Duty publisher” writes Jeff Grubb for venturebeat.com. But Game Workers Unite doesn’t believe those excuses are valid when Activision executives continue to rake in millions of dollars. “Upending 800 workers’ lives while raking in millions in bonuses for you and your c-suite buddies isn’t leadership; it’s theft,” the Game Workers organization stated in a tweet. “We, the workers of Activision and their friends, have had enough.Kotick has served as chief…

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The 20 best cities for graduates to find jobs right now

“They analysed 13 different metrics, such as wage growth, average monthly rent and employment rate, to determine which cities and regions in the UK rank the best in terms of opportunity and affordability for graduates” writes Dusty Baxter-wright for cosmopolitan.com. The top 20 cities for graduate opportunities are: Liverpool came in at number one, due to a 1.7% year-on-year wage growth, and 23 different internship and grad schemes on offer.So if you’re looking for good quality of life as a recent graduate, and opportunities for your first job?.  Source: cosmopolitan.com

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BuzzFeed to laid-off writers: We have a new job opening!

“It was one of many large media companies announcing big cuts in the name of figuring out a sustainable business model for digital media” reports fastcompany.com. For now, we’ll see if the email announcement works, and the company decides to let one of its own back in.The company announced a huge restructuring late last month that resulted in a sizable percentage of its workforce getting pink slips. Source: fastcompany.com

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Why can’t I find a job in this hot economy?

“If the job market is so hot and unemployment low, why am I having difficulty finding a job?” reports nypost.com. After I was contacted by a company for a job interview, I looked up its employee reviews on Glassdoor.Next, you need a friend, some contacts in your network and/or your school to help you assess what’s going on with your job search. Source: nypost.com

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Psychiatrists HuffPost India spoke to said that even they find it difficult to help patients navigate workplace issues.

“It is very convenient to misrepresent these concerns and treat people with mental health issues as unsuitable for the workplace” writes Swetha Dandapani for huffingtonpost.com. Amba explains that organizations need to offer reasonable accommodation to truly not be discriminatory towards people with mental health issues.Shreyasi, for example, discussed her mental health issues with her manager even before she took up her new job.This binary approach to employability makes it harder for people with mental health issues to sustain jobs and afford treatment.People working jobs with mental health issues are not…

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