For talented people, there’s always a better job out there. That’s not to say you don’t need to be competitive if you want to work with good people. But just striving to pay above-market salaries and provide great benefits doesn’t cut it. Actually it misses the point.
It’s a new year, and perhaps you’re looking to find a new job or career path. You’re doing your initial research because you’ve been out of the job market for quite some time — or you’re just beginning. And it’s a good time to do it, according to a CareerBuilder report cited by Fast Company which reports that 78 percent of hiring managers expect hiring to increase in the first half of 2016 from the second half of 2015. And you probably should be cognizant of trends in the hiring process in the coming year, whether that means hiring managers are completely nixing the resume or a putting a stronger focus on soft skills.
Here’s an effectively curated list of hiring trends you’re going to want to know in 2016.
The holidays are upon us. For many of us, that means long trips and downtime between extravagant, calorie-filled, ten-course meals. Podcasts are the perfect way to spend your freetime. So here’s the list of podcasts I’ll be listening to as we close the year— and if you’re involved with entrepreneurship or are interested in compelling storytelling, you might give them a go as well.
As someone who just recently donned my graduation regalia, and now works for an awesome startup, I have a lot to say to my former self and other college seniors itching to snag a similar gig.
Facebook let me know last night that I’d been poked twice since… not sure when since. I didn’t log in, let alone check who the mysterious pokers were.
But it got me thinking, despite my disinterest, how I’d feel if Facebook killed the poke. Not terrible, obviously, but I’d miss it. To draw a tenuous analogy, it’s like those cube-shaped SUVs with the asymmetric back windows… Googling… like the Nissan Cube (duh). I don’t want to drive one, but I’m glad they’re out there, doing their thing, being weird.
Over the past year and a half Conspire has built and refined a powerful networking tool. Our users have found warm intros to employers, investors, sales opportunities and potential partners.
We’ve learned a lot in that time about our users and about the resource that powers Conspire: the email graph. One thing we’ve heard and observed consistently is that users are most successful when they approach Conspire with a clear purpose and a well-defined target.
In the coming months, we’ll introduce a new, more purposeful, focused Conspire that centers on the things our users want to accomplish. Instead of asking you who you want to meet, we’ll show you where the opportunities are and how to access them. Much more on that soon.
Killing features is hard. We put lots of time and effort—and a good dose of emotional energy—into creating and nurturing them. But even brief hesitation to excise an underperforming feature can be costly.
Think about it: If you ship four features a month and you have a hit rate of 25% (which is high; I’ll come back to this), waiting even two months to kill underperforming features means you’re supporting 75% × 4 × 2 = six dead-weight features at any given time.
1958 was his year.
After slaving away in his tool shed-turned-laboratory cooking his way into the food business, Momofuku Ando invented instant ramen and shook the 3am college dorm food market (kidding, way more than that), turning it into a company worth billions. He was 48 years old.