Kinvolved's Creative Detective: Lessons Learned from a Brooklyn Tech Triangle Intern

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This simple tool will boost your professional network

Jump-start your fall job search with a fresh way to network.

As much as I hate to admit, fall is just around the corner. If you took some time off from your job search this summer, it’s time to gear up for a productive September!

The easiest way to get back in your job-hunting groove is to give your network some much-needed attention. When leveraged properly, your network can help you establish your personal brand, uncover new job leads, and gain valuable insight into a prospective employer.

Via fastcompany:

Designer, developer, data scientist are all predicted to be in-demand jobs in the coming year. How to land one? Not the way you think.
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Via fastcompany:

Designer, developer, data scientist are all predicted to be in-demand jobs in the coming year. How to land one? Not the way you think.

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POV Development Manager Mary T. An spoke about their experience hosting a Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program intern this summer during our graduation ceremony held at the BRIC Arts Media House in Downtown Brooklyn.

Stay tuned for an announcement right around the 4-minute mark!

August Economic Snapshot: Employment and Establishment Growth by Borough

Using Tech for Social Good: Insights from a Brooklyn Tech Triangle Summer Intern

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Via newshour:

Today, nearly 90 percent of employers run a check on at least some of their applicants. But cases of mistaken identity in background checks can cost people job offers.

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What it takes to get hired at these top tech companies: A mixture of hard problem-solving skills and the right rapport with company culture.
When you’re hiring, how do you know when someone is right for the job? Is it an intuitive decision, or based solely on the facts of their experience?
It’s not so cut and dry, these leaders say.
"The one piece of advice that I would tell young people getting into the tech industry today is to surround yourself with smart people you can learn from," says Jess Lee, CEO of Polyvore. When having inspiring comrades around means handpicking them from a crowd of applicants, the process of assembling your all-stars can be overwhelming.
A candidate’s success or failure at your company depends on more than their cover letter and résumé. These industry influencers don’t rely on an applicant’s list of experiences, but read between the lines to what makes a great hire.
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Via fastcompany:

What it takes to get hired at these top tech companies: A mixture of hard problem-solving skills and the right rapport with company culture.

When you’re hiring, how do you know when someone is right for the job? Is it an intuitive decision, or based solely on the facts of their experience?

It’s not so cut and dry, these leaders say.

"The one piece of advice that I would tell young people getting into the tech industry today is to surround yourself with smart people you can learn from," says Jess Lee, CEO of Polyvore. When having inspiring comrades around means handpicking them from a crowd of applicants, the process of assembling your all-stars can be overwhelming.

A candidate’s success or failure at your company depends on more than their cover letter and résumé. These industry influencers don’t rely on an applicant’s list of experiences, but read between the lines to what makes a great hire.

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How to Salvage a Job Interview That's Going Downhill | Mashable

No job seeker ever wants an interview to go badly. But even the most seasoned candidates can find themselves in a situation where they know the hiring manager isn’t impressed. Whether you start talking in circles, accidentally say the wrong thing or just get nervous and blank out on a question, sometimes your interview doesn’t go the way you planned.

Getting negative reactions – or no reactions at all – from an interviewer is certainly discouraging, but it doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. In fact, making a concerted effort to turn the interview around could end up being your saving grace.

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6 Tips for Job Hunting While You’re Still Employed

Incorporate these tips into your job search and your employer will be none the wiser.

As anyone who’s looked for a new job can attest, the job search is a job in itself. In fact, experts recommend that employed job seekers spend at least 15 hours a week on their job search (for the unemployed, it’s 30+!). Employed job seekers have the challenge of juggling a full-time job and a time-consuming search without causing any waves at work. If it’s time to leave your current job and find your next opportunity, use these tips to successfully conduct your job hunt on the sly.