Hello and welcome to JobQuestr. We are here to help top tier developers find a job that they deserve. We understand the frustrations with the job market and want to try and help! The power should still be in developers’ hands when talking to recruiters and trying to find a job that best fits them. The JobQuestr app, helps you control who you talk to, when you talk to them, and how much private information is throw into the world. Sometimes you’re just unhappy at a current job and want to see options. We help by having a private setting to let you build a network. As soon as your ready, you already have recruiters who are interested in you. Flip the looking for a job switch and the recruiters can see and contact you in the app.
We are here to shake up how developers look and find jobs. Recruiters are an amazing thing but most developers have a love-hate relationship with recruiters. They can be a great asset but sometimes they don’t really understand what we are looking for in our next job. You are constantly bombarded with emails, voicemails, and calls non-stop. Even when you already have a job.
With the JobQuestr app, you are able to share only the personal information that you want to give. And if you are not looking for work, just toggle the (not looking) button and you are instantly hidden. Messages are in app and you can organize everything in app. If you are talking to a recruiter and you aren’t happy, leave a rating. We take a look at those ratings and see who is not following our guidelines.
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Happy Monday! Here are my top news stories of the day!
Google announced today that Congress invested $1 billion for its new New York City office. It wants to more than double its workforce in the city and build a new building in the Hudson Valley. The company will gain 1.7 million square feet and will be able to employ about 7,000 new employees. They plan to open the new building in 2020; 2022 the latest. Google has had a great amount of success in New York. They originally started in a small space in California and grew to open buildings in Detroit, Los Angeles, Boulder, Colorado, Tennessee, and Alabama. This is now an incentive for other big tech companies to expand and grow in other cites. Apple and Amazon have been the two to make their own stand. Apple will expand to Austin Texas, and Amazon will open new offices in both New York and Washington. I think these moves are good and will help these cities and states immensely.
In a lot of foreign countries, four day work weeks are already a thing, and more and more countries are getting on board. The benefits are great and companies are seeing the effect it has on their employees. Some benefits are higher productivity, more motivated staff, and less burnout. In New Zealand, an insurance company tested out a 32-hour workweek earlier this year and reported a drop in stress. Now Britain’s Trade Union Congress is pushing for this new approach. A survey taken world-wide with 3,000 employees showed that a lot of workers work over 40 hours. With the US having 49% saying they worked overtime. As this does sound like a great thing, again there are a lot of factors that counter this movement. What field you work in, your position in the ranks, can your CEO handle the drop in revenue. There are a lot of organizations that want to stop these ideas, but others want it, as a lot of Americans are overworked. So who knows if America will jump on board; I think a few years of development and thinking would have to take place first.
That’s all for today. See you tomorrow!
Happy Tuesday! Here is my top story of the day!
Amazon has finally announced where its two new headquarters will be; Long Island City, NY and Arlington, VA. Amazon will be investing an overall $5 billion for both offices and will help give about 25,000 people new employment. As well, Amazon will be creating a new operations center in Nashville, TN which will help give 5,000 people employment. With Amazon now having three offices in three states that swing blue, it’s a good way to help show the tech companies are here and don’t conform to the scrutiny that, in general, tech companies are getting. A new battleground is now emerging between Google and Amazon, as they both have offices in New York. The announcement was shocking when the company stated they would split evenly on two locations rather than one. Amazon says that it will hire the best and top tech talent it can find. And by having headquarters in 2 new locations, this will certainly happen.
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Happy Wednesday! Here is my top news story of the day!
And when I say alerts I mean everything from Amber alerts to Weather. These alerts are something that we all receive, especially weather, but FEMA wants to take it a step further. The message will appear as a bubble like any other notifications on our smartphone. It’s essentially like having that blue screen on our tv’s and the loud siren sound and then to voice say “this is in case of an emergency.” There was supposed to be a test that went all across America today on every smartphone in America. President Trump was supposed to give the okay and FEMA would go to work. It was set to happen at 2:18pm Eastern time, but I didn’t get any notification. Did you get a notification? I think it’s a really smart way of notifying Americans of any threats or news.
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Welcome back. Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
Here is my top story of the day.
A new study from the workforce institute says most people could! As we went back to work this morning tired and probably not in the best mood, this may be a game-changer. No more working 8-hour workdays, this new research says you could only have to work 5-hour days. The study had over 3,000 participants from all over the country and world; North America, Europe, Australia, and India. 45% of the participants said it worked. Now there are a lot of factors that counter this new research. Just having social media and long work-meetings is just a start. Some participants said pay-cuts wouldn’t even matter, as long as they either had a short work day or even an extra day added. I wouldn’t be upset with shorter work days. You could still work longer if you wanted, your schedule would be less hectic, and it would be easier to work. Now which fields and businesses would agree is a whole different topic. So who knows?!
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With the unemployment rate at an all time low, now 18%, people now have plenty of room to explore. One hiring manger scheduled 21 interviews and only 11 interviewees show up. People are able to see how far they can go and how much of their skillsets they can use and develop further. Some people don’t even show up for their first day of work. That is never a good thing and can have lasting effects. Some companies have even paid for interviewees to travel and have them not even show up. So advice for my readers; IF you don’t want to go, just call, email, or anyway to get in touch with the company. Don’t waste time and leave people guessing!
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Hello and welcome back! Here is my top story of the day.
This year’s numbers in tech jobs have risen a lot and health care is still on top. The top four are Physician, Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacist, and Enterprise Architect. All of these have total incomes topping around $200k+. Having great social skills is also in high demand. In the tech and healthcare fields, women have been reported to be hired more than men. Unfortunately, the pay gap situation is still a losing battle for woman.
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Here are my top 2 stories of the day.
With big cities like San Francisco and New York, the cost of living is so expensive that now tech salaries can’t support living there. So to help, some nontraditional cites have begun to pop up. Here are 5 of the newest sites that are now becoming tech cites. Columbus, Ohio, Des Moines, IA, Dallas, TX, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Colorado Springs, CO. Most of these cites are much cheaper to live in and big tech companies have moved offices there. Some don’t pay as much as a bigger city, but the upside is you can start there and grow yourself.
Meet Vector, to date, the smallest at home robot and maybe the cheapest. Vector is a fully A.I. coordinated robot that can move around your countertop or desk. He can do everything like a Jibo or Alexa, but is smaller, cuter, and at only $250, cheaper than Jibo which is $900. Vector has voice assistant, ability to play games, news, reminders, he has a little arm so you can fist bump him. With A.I. becoming a new norm, Vector, in my eyes, is the top contender.
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Happy Friday everyone! Here are my top 2 stories of the day.
The biggest misconception these days is that talent alone is what can get you the big jobs and even make yourself a CEO. 60-72% of employers look at IT certifications as a sign of expertise. Now Cisco has jumped on this bandwagon and is offering its own certifications. This is huge and can help if you want to up your potential/value. The “Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle” includes nine courses and a ton of exams to test you. It will usually cost you around $3,285, but on a tech deal site called StackSocial, it is now offered for $49. With this under your belt, you can see an increase in job offers and pay-grades. The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification is also a great option which can grab entry-level jobs. With the age of technology rising, it’s great to know what employers are looking for and how to get better offers.
Today, the US Supreme Court has finally updated the 4th amendment. In a 5-4 ruling in the case of “Carpenter vs the United States,” the government now needs a warrant to access cell site location information. This information is collected whenever a cell phone connects to a tower. This has some leeway in comes cases. It is a huge step for digital privacy advocates. The link above explains more about the case. Give it a read if you’d like!
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