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Steve Roberson

Entries by Steve Roberson

Immigrants - The Once, and Future, Story of Jobs

(65) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 9:47 PM

Turns out, I won the lottery without ever buying a ticket. So did many of the people I know. We were all born in the United States. A jackpot that none of us did anything to really earn. With all the talk of immigration reform I can't but think about...

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Uber's Fare Playing Field

(17) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 4:40 PM

There's been an interesting discussion going on around startups like Uber that are seeking to change the taxi industry. Specifically I've been following Paul Carr. Paul doesn't care for Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, and has a disdain for what he sees as an

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7 Tips For Writing a Job Post That Gets Results

(3) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 5:16 PM

There is no doubting the importance of job candidates always making a great first impression by delivering a polished resume and cover letter in response to a job post. A simple web search will yield thousands of blog posts on that very topic. Equally important, but not as equally touted,...

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Going After B Talent

(6) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 5:06 PM

Companies should settle for "B" talent. After all, the mismatched labor market that we've been working with for some time is extremely tight. They can't realistically expect to fill their company with "A" talent. Companies should bring on the "B" talent and get to work.

That's what I recently...

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Challenge: Let's Fill 10,000 Startup Jobs!

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 6:19 PM

Ask most people in the middle of an election year "what would it take to fill 10,000 jobs?" and you'll probably hear an array of well-meaning talking points on stimulus, taxes and job creation bills. However, if you're talking about jobs with young, high-growth potential companies -- i.e. startups --...

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