• Companies Using Big Data to Predict Worker Success






    Big data is already revolutionizing the way we do business; but new big data applications are also changing the way companies assess job candidates and make hiring decisions. Big data revelations are suggesting radical new benchmarks for judging employee compatibility and projecting potential employee longevity that are being eagerly adopted by corporate human resource departments. Interestingly, big data is also shooting holes in some long-held employer beliefs, possibly opening doors for certain workers that have traditionally had difficulty finding employment. As employers make increasing use of big data, the information you put on your resume is still most likely to

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  • If Paper Resumes Are Out, What’s In?






    “Paper resumes are dying, if not currently dead. I still question why in 2013 we are using the common currency of the resume.”  — Apploi’s CEO Joshua Waldman In a post on PandoDaily, recent Reed College graduate Cale Guthrie Weissman mirrors the complaint of many new grads in the era of internet job searches, “Finding a job listing these days may be easier, but actually landing a job seems harder.” Based on his own post-college job-hunting experiences, Weissman acknowledges the ascendancy, even necessity in today’s digitally-driven and cloud-based business world, of the digital job search. As he quotes Appoli’s Waldman above, resumes are out. But

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  • Internet Entrepreneurship Provides Income Resource for College Students in Debt






    College graduation used to be a time of celebration and new beginnings. Most graduates could reasonably expect to graduate with a job in hand or find gainful employment, usually in their field, shortly after turning in their cap and gown. A college education was considered the express ticket to a good-paying job, home ownership, financial security, an eventual executive position, and a comfortable retirement while you were still young enough to enjoy it. A college education was considered the path to the “American Dream.” And for a long time, it was; but today’s college graduates are living a different reality. College graduation is

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