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February 13 2014

A Guide to the Job Market in 2034
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Whether you're an aspiring lawyer, policeman or programmer, you should be aware that at some point — maybe a decade from now, maybe two, perhaps less — many jobs in those industries will be replaced by an algorithm.

That's what many economists predict and in some cases it looks like it will happen very soon. For instance, algorithms currently perform some tasks previously executed by paralegals, patent attorneys and contract lawyers. In Doha, Sao Paulo and Beijing, municipal governments use cheap sensors on pipes, pumps and other water infrastructure components to watch out for water leaks, a practice that has led some to speculate that fewer law enforcement workers will be needed on patrol once more sensors are deployed. Even programming — once the epitome of a safe-as-milk job in the 21st century — could be taken over by the bots as machine learning lets algorithms make and optimize design choices in coding Read more...

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February 10 2014

5 Pieces of Career Advice for Women Tech Entrepreneurs
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The tech industry has a gender problem

Let’s consider this: Women comprise only about a quarter of all employees at tech behemoths Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle and Microsoft. When it comes to launching tech ventures, the situation only gets worse: Just 10% of high-growth tech company founders are women.

Women make up a significant portion of the tech-consumer market — so it makes little sense that there is such disconnect in the professional spectrum. The benefits of a diversified workforce are numerous, especially considering that many American women are highly active on the Internet and social networking sites. Looking at the big picture of the market, Nielsen estimates that women’s spending power in America ranges from $5 trillion to $15 trillion, and Fleishman-Hillard Incpredicts that women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth over the next ten years Read more...

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February 09 2014

6 'Rules' of Dating That Apply to Your Job Search
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We all know a — ahem — "friend" who spends hours crafting the perfect text message to a potential date: carefully choosing words, paying attention to length and tone and finding the emoji that's just right. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's possible that you're increasingly familiar with this practice.

It makes little sense, then, that these same meticulous message-crafters will often fire off a professional email without so much as a proofread

The job search and the dating game share some common ground when it comes to finding the perfect match. If you're looking for "the one" — whether it's your dream girl or your dream job — waiting for the phone to ring can certainly be anxiety-inducing. Most of the time, success boils down to putting your best face forward, being sincere about your wants and needs, and, yes, even making compromises Read more...

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February 06 2014

80+ Events in Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps and More
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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find the leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from events in Arizona to Seoul. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out more than 60 events featured among our complete listing.

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On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of past events to get previews of what to expect. You can also follow @MashableEvents on Twitter to catch the best events before they sell out. More about Business and Jobs
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February 04 2014

‘Spider Chart’ Shows the Economic Recovery’s Shortcomings
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Charlotte may have spun words into her web, but some economists say data points can be just as expressive.

National Journal reported last winter on the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank's new "spider chart" visualizing the labor market's progress. With the January jobs report just a few days away, let's check back in and see how things are moving.

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The takeaway: The labor utilization indicators — which describe the situation for those who are unemployed — still stink and are further from pre-crisis levels than other parts of the job market right now.

A quick primer: The "spider chart" looks complicated at first glance. But, really, it's just a way of comparing several job-market indicators at once, and seeing how their progress stacks up. In this instance, the Atlanta Fed is looking at 13 different measures of job-market health. Read more...

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February 03 2014

10 Online Media Jobs from Threadless, College Board and More
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Are you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent.

Since its launch five years ago, the Mashable Job Board has been a hiring hub for more than 3,000 employers. We have showcased career opportunities from companies such as Google, Edelman, Viacom, Yelp, American Express, NBC Universal, Digitas and many others seeking to attract our audience.

This past August, we relaunched the Job Board with a fresh design and many new features. Job seekers can now create user profiles, upload resumes and application materials, sign up for job alerts, browse our employer directory, and search and apply for jobs through mobile. Read more...

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February 02 2014

Looking for a New Job? Steal These PR Strategies
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Finding the right job can be frustrating –- you know that you have what it takes to do well at a brand new gig, but your dream company may take some convincing

Repeatedly firing off your resume into the digital abyss isn't going to help employers get wind of your skills. If you're looking to add some extra juice to your job search, you might want to consider taking a new approach — like launching your very own personal public relations campaign.

Believe it or not, effective PR isn't about flashy stunts or press releases littered with extravagant claims; it's simply about communicating your value to the right people. Mary Perfect might have a resume that rivals yours, but the below tips can help give you the extra edge. Read more...

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The Journey to a Stellar Internship Program
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The journey to a coveted internship program isn't easy

For job seekers, an internship can be a great way to test the waters of a new company or industry, as well as gain invaluable experience; but opportunities are often competitive and can be elusive. It's important to go into the search with a clear idea about what you want to accomplish, the skills you'd like to cultivate and connections you hope to build.

Companies seeking to hone their internship offerings must take the talent pool, as well as other factors, into careful consideration. Not only is it crucial to craft the ideal program that will foster the next generation of workers, but also to consider elements like compensation and the skills that interns are looking to gain during their stint. Read more...

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January 30 2014

60+ Events in Design, HR, Strategy and More
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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find the leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from events in San Francisco to Amsterdam. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out more than 60 events featured among our complete listing.

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5 Interview Skills That You Need to Know
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Job interviews are arguably some of the most important meetings you will ever have in your life. The outcome of an interview can greatly affect your career trajectory, whether it means you continue along your planned path or start a new one to find a more fulfilling occupation.

Regardless of the position you're trying to get, it's important to thoroughly prepare for the interview. In addition to knowing why you're a good fit for the job, brushing up on basic interview skills is always a good idea. Hiring experts shared five of the most important skills to focus on if you want to get hired. Read more...

Clarifying Interview Questions

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January 29 2014

How Big Data Is Influencing Hiring
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We've been hearing a lot these days about how Big Data will change business. Its impact on the marketing and media world is being felt throughout the industry. Data collection and predictive analytics are being used for everything from hyper-local targeting to drafting baseball players. That's old news.

What's new is the impact of Big Data on hiring and recruiting. For most media companies, human capital is the biggest expense — and the most competitive asset. Estimates put the human capital costs in the U.S. at $1 trillion a year. "People Analytics" holds that making the best possible personnel decisions are among the most important issues a company faces. I'm not just talking about head count here, but hiring, evaluation, promotion, retention, and corporate culture. In today's competitive market, your managers need to be making the best possible decisions on their human capital deployment. Every decision in your company — including R&D, finance, and technology —is made by an employee. Read more...

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