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We're Hiring Engineers All Wrong. Here's How HuffPost Evolved

Alan Johnson | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Alan Johnson

But how do we know if they can code? This is the key anxiety a software organization faces when evaluating a potential hire. At HuffPost Engineering, we've tried to turn this question on its head -- and for the most part, eliminate it.

Community Colleges and Tech Support

Tom Snyder | Posted 06.17.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

Whether it is a Mom-and-Pop business or a multi-national company, they both share a common need -- reliable tech support. But we are facing a crisis in this country because there are more jobs available in technology than there are highly skilled people to fill them.

Google Is Still An Old Boys' Club

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google isn't making much headway diversifying its workforce beyond white and Asian men, even though the Internet company hired ...

How to Ace a Developer Phone Screen With a Non-Technical Screener

Debbie Madden | Posted 06.06.2015 | Huffpost Code
Debbie Madden

Maybe you've made the decision to leave your job and are on an active search for your next gig. Or maybe you're passively looking to see what's out there. Either way, it's very likely that your first interaction with your next potential company is going to be with a non-technical person.

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Walmart Finds Another Way To Keep Wages Low | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

Walmart is famous for keeping labor costs down inside its more than 5,000 brick-and-mortar U.S. stores. According to a new report from the AFL-CIO, th...

Tech Giants' Freeze-Your-Eggs Policy Is Not Enough

Rana Florida | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

The world's most innovative and creative organizations should be dreaming up new ways to establish a better work-life balance for all their employees. Instead of holding out a carrot on a stick for would-be mothers, they should be establishing practices to keep them engaged, productive, and excited about work while they raise their families.

How to Explain to Your Parents What You Do for a Living

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

The less parents know about our jobs, the more nervous they become. And as seemingly every job becomes more technical and digital, it's like we speak a different language from our moms and dads.

Startup Tech Firms Drive U.S. Job Creation

Jonathan Cogley | Posted 04.28.2013 | Small Business
Jonathan Cogley

As the demand for apps and mobile devices continue to increase, more startups will form to meet the need. If anything, there will be too many jobs, as there is a dearth of tech talent available stateside.

Tech Has Always Killed Jobs

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first. From textile ...

Get Ready -- Big (Social) Data Means Big Jobs

Beverly Macy | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Companies are realizing they can't shrink their way to greatness. It's time for growth and it seems to finally be happening. In the world of big data and the social enterprise, look for an explosion.

In the End, We're All Entrepreneurs

John Pavley | Posted 02.01.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

In my 25 years of working I've only really seen one kind of business: the high-risk and entrepreneurial kind. Being an entrepreneur is everybody's business, no matter whether you are on the bottom of the totem pole or at the top of heap.

Coding for GOOD: Why Businesses Need to Participate in Educating Not Just Recruiting

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Ben Goldhirsh

Partly to blame for this disparity between an 8.1 percent unemployment rate and four million open jobs is the changing nature of our economy. But that's not the full story.

Five Cities That Are Becoming Tech Epicenters

Zach Cutler | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Zach Cutler

When it comes to technology, Silicon Valley remains a metonym for the industry as a whole. Small tech startups often open up shop in the area -- if only to make a name for themselves -- and many of America's greatest tech companies and venture capitalists reside there as well.

GM Hiring 2,000: 1,500 Tech Jobs On The Way

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 12.08.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Now hiring in Detroit: Scads of software developers and programmers. General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty...

Job Creation and Hiring in Silicon Valley, From the Perspective of a Serial Entrepreneur

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Small Business
Gurbaksh Chahal

Job creation is, in the long run, dependent on the employees a company hires from the get-go. It takes proactive and hardworking employees to grow departments and revenue. This remains especially true in startups.

How to Employ Women in the Tech Industry

Michal Tsur | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Michal Tsur

As the burgeoning tech industry continues to do its part to create jobs in a struggling U.S. economy, a major portion of the population has been mostly left out of the tech boom. Women are currently a noted minority in the industry -- an issue that must be addressed immediately.

Interviewing For The Tech Job You Want, Not The One They Have

John Pavley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Most interview processes at tech companies are failures because past performance is not a predictor for future performance. I've learned to trust a less scientific data source as both a job seeker and a talent seeker: my gut.

Cultivating Local Talent For Detroit's Growing Tech Sector

Model D | Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit

This post originally appeared in Model D. Prudence Byas spent 10 years working in IT, enjoying the tech world and everything it had to offer. She ...

Employers Don't Want Just Anyone Anymore, They Want Jedis

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

These days, employers don't want employees. They want Jedis, ninjas, badasses. The number of job postings with creative and interesting titles like...

My Experience as a Field Engineer Off the Coast of Angola

Women 2.0 | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

The timer had started running 30 minutes ago. I was sweating from the exertion of rigging up a 500-pound tool string with my crew and the nervousness of being responsible of running a $2 million exploration job in an offshore oil platform in Africa.

The 13 Most Bizarre Job Titles In Tech

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.15.2012 | Technology

Developments in the tech world have brought about amazing innovations and new ways of connecting that have altered the lives of many. They're also...

Stop the Presses: The Future of Newspapers

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.12.2012 | Media
Daniel Burrus

Let's face it, newspaper publishers still haven't quite understood how to maximize and leverage the digital world, and thus increase their advertising revenue.

Where's the Web Heading? A Prediction

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Your personal assistant with Web 4.0 will search for you without you even specifically asking. Your personal assistant will know your preferences, your likes, and your needs, automatically compiling, presenting, and sharing what's pertinent.

How Lloyd Blankfein Changed My Life, And How Jack Dorsey Changed It Again

Akarshan Kumar | Posted 02.26.2012 | College
Akarshan Kumar

If you are considering doing a job just for the money, it's time to grow up.

The Top 10 Trends In Tech Jobs

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

It used to be that the only technological expertise you needed to get a job were basic word processing and webmail skills. Times have changed. Accordi...