While many employers from Google to Walmart are looking to hire the best and brightest tech employees, finding the right job at the right company isn’t so easy. Is an edgy startup best for you, or perhaps a recognized tech industry giant? And, what do you need to consider before applying to either? Glassdoor interviews Robert Scoble, tech evangelist, author and blogger, who holds nothing back as he offers advice and tips for tech employees.
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The tech scene is red-hot and the proliferation of start-ups is attracting people with all sorts of skills. Is there room for those who don’t have an engineering or tech background, but still want to get in on the next Facebook? Absolutely, say recruiters and industry professionals. Here’s the ultimate guide to the positions available at start-ups if your interests and skills go beyond coding.
Not everyone can join a company founded by Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs, however, so how can you tell which start-ups may be the best places to work? One way is to consider the technology, the executives involved or the source of the new firm’s capital. To help you choose, we’ve created a dossier of five start-ups with the most interesting technology, the most pedigreed executives or the most prestigious investors.
You see those ‘dream jobs’ listed all the time – sought after roles, interesting products or services, great company, culture, and perks. You may be fortunate enough to hear back from some of the companies for an informal conversation, or better yet, brought in for an interview. Then, all of a sudden for one reason or another, you’re passed over, left to wonder what happened and why it was not the right fit. Sound familiar?
According to the Computer Science Teachers Association, the number of U.S. high schools offering introductory computer science dropped to 69% in 2011 from 78% in 2005. While a manpower survey reports that 52 percent of U.S. companies had trouble filling essential positions; the study supports statistics from the U.S. Labor Department showing that more than three million tech jobs remain unfilled for months.
When Steve Jobs returned to California in 1974 after dropping out of college, he found his first job through a newspaper ad that said, “Have fun, make money.” The employer was video game pioneer Atari. Jobs showed up in the company’s lobby wearing sandals and said he wouldn’t leave until he got hired. His long hair and sloppy appearance forced Atari’s chief engineer to choose between letting the “hippie kid” in the office, or calling the cops, Walter Isaacson recounts in his new biography of Jobs.
India’s top three IT services firms are entering a new phase of development, hiring heavily and bringing in more non-Indians to better serve their American and European clients.