Big data in the business world can have varying quantities depending on the size and capabilities of a company. For smaller companies, big data may consist of hundreds of gigabytes. While for larger companies it may be Terabytes or exabytes of data before they have to resort to alternative methods of collection. Either way, as each year passes, data collection is getting heavier and heavier. It won’t be long before many companies will be outsourcing their datasets to data analysts in order to obtain business and consumer trends within their market.
For those who may not know what ”big data” is, it is simply large datasets that become too big for database management software, such as excel, to easily control. Most of the troubles with big data come from the collection, storage, and analysis of this data. Companies need a simple means to control it because the data that is collected can present information regarding company performance, consumer behavior, sales trends, etc. All information that is important as companies look to the future.
Many predictions have risen due to the popularity of this subject, some more believable than others. However, amidst all this information, one thing is clear: in order to keep up with today’s economy, business firms must learn to control and analyze the vast amount of increasing data that is being recieved each year.
Much like speed dating, speed networking matches participants with the types of individuals they most want to meet based on profiles filled out before the event, and then gives them six minutes to make connections that will hopefully last much longer.
It’s really frustrating applying to jobs on the internet. You spend a lot of time poring over your cover letter, reworking your resume, Googling the right person to address your application to (and making sure you’ve got their name right), and then waiting days, weeks, and even months for a response that often never comes.
That’s why we have really mixed feelings about the 3,000-word “advice” email that one company sent its 900+ rejected job applicants.
Make sure you do some extensive research before interviewing for a job. While you need all the other things (good resume/work experience, schooling, etc.), knowing what questions to ask is probably the most important thing.
When you ask your interviewer good questions they see that you did…
How much time do you have to make a first impression? About as much time as it just took you to read this sentence.
It may seem hard to imagine, but on average recruiters spend about six seconds reviewing a resume and making their initial “fit/no fit” decision, deciding whether you’re potentially right — or dead wrong — for a job, according to a study released Wednesday by TheLadders, an online job site.
The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. ABCO Technology would like to give people a few hints on resume building. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for…
I coined this phrase for one of my columns a while back, because I wanted to make the relationship clear. We all know interviewing is selling, but crazy as it sounds, it’s still a little foggy to some.
Professional sales people receive training consistently to better understand the dynamics of…
Looking for and finding the perfect a job can be and daunting task, especially if you are conducting your job search in an area with a depressed economy or job market. The good news is that while it might be more challenging to find a job, it is not impossible if you know what to do. We have…
Pretty good article about dealing with job search anxiety. I would add that attending networking events can help not only with finding a job, but also with dealing with the added anxiety of being bored while not working.
Are you currently in the job market or know someone who is? Check out our webinar on the 5 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers, a StartWire exclusive presented by our CEO Chris Forman. Last week, we focused on Habit #1: “Don’t post and pray.”
Although people tend to rely too much much on a resume during an IT job search, having a strong resume is still necessary for many job applications and candidates. In my mind, the goal of a resume is primarily to get past the initial screening, which is often conducted by an HR representative…
Having observed the process of finding a job, consulting and seeing the general sentiment out there, there’s a clear problem of how people view social media. The problem is that its become a race to the bottom, and its not just the consumer to blame - its also the vendors.
Information technology is everyone and plays a huge role in today’s society. No matter what organization or the career field you’re in, the success of a company is to make sure they are up to date with today’s technology, in the latest computers, networks, systems, software and databases. Our…
The prospect of writing cover letters and query letters often sends writers into a state of anxiety. But we’ve been helping writers compose cover letters and query letters since 1994! We’re happy to share our tips with you. What follows is a basic guide to what to put in a cover letter or query letter.
A cover letter won’t get you a job. It will get you an interview. And if you’re plenty awesome, which, of course, you are, you’ll get the job yourself in the interview. Here’s an example of what an awesome cover letter looks like:
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I went to a workshop yesterday called “Cover Letters Made Easy.” It was held in the Career Development Office at Smith College (http://smith.edu/cdo/). Their website has a lot of helpful information and some more handouts about how to go about your future after college.
“Time and time again my clients ask me if a cover letter is really necessary and if anyone really reads them. I’ve surveyed HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers and the answer is a resounding YES! Of course, the cover letter has to be good, a bad cover letter can land you at the back of the pack.”—Read the full post “Do Cover Letters Make A Difference In Your Job Search?” via The Career Coach Blog (via thecareercoach)
Over the last few weeks we’ve been working hard to develop a new concept based on established social networking technologies. Jobnexus or http://www.jobnex.us is designed for both job seekers and agencies/employers. The following is an extract from the Welcome page:
Job hunting has moved to the online space. That’s stating the obvious, isn’t it? It is rare to find job seekers who don’t have their resume on an online job site. And rarer still to find someone who hasn’t searched jobs online. But have you spared a thought about your job search confidentiality. If you