Three Reasons Talent Is Boomeranging Back To Northeast Ohio

There is certainly no shortage of talented people flocking to Silicon Valley for job opportunities. However, in recent years, the Bay Area has also begun to experience an uncharacteristic exodus. Among these migrants, you’ll find numerous individuals seeking to start fresh in the Midwest. Some are calling it home for the first time, while others are “boomeranging”

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The Pros And Cons Of Pre-Employment Testing

To make sure they hire the best possible candidates—and to help ensure candidates actually possess the abilities they claim—many companies are now opting for pre-employment testing before setting up in-person interviews or making a job offer. These pre-employment assessments offer some distinct advantages as well as some potential disadvantages for both the employer and the

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How To Hire Your First Employee

Your business is growing and so is the workload. At this point, your young startup is likely seeking additional bandwidth, new skills and maybe even a fresh perspective. All of which can be obtained by adding a new member to the team. Hiring your first employee is huge step forward for your company, but that

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Using Great Culture To Attract Top Talent

Large companies have some major advantages over startups when it comes to finding and keeping employees. But small ventures can still compete for great talent when they focus on creating a company culture that supports and inspires people. On November 16, JumpStart hit the road for  a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and recruiters at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

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5 Tips For A Sensational LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job seekers and employers. Whether you are connecting with a potential employer, a future co-worker or an existing client, your LinkedIn profile is the place to show off your biggest accomplishments and future ambitions. Make the most of this golden opportunity by following these five tips

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7 Tips For Maximizing Networking Opportunities

Whether you are job-seeking, looking for mentors or simply interested in forming new connections, you’ve heard time and time again how important it is to network and attend industry events. However, are you networking effectively, and maximizing your time at these gatherings? Here are seven tips for getting the most out of networking events: 1.

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Akron Is Now A TechHire City

A lot of attention has been given in recent years to the tech worker shortage and much discussion has been around how to get non-traditional, high aptitude people into tech skills quickly and what support structures are needed. That’s a big part of the reason the White House created their TechHire initiative, a bold, multi-sector

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Job Applications Are Like Blind Auditions, So Is Your “Voice” Being Heard?

Applying for your next job might not involve busting out high notes in front of Pharrell and Christina Aguilera. But in many ways, it’s a lot like a blind audition on “The Voice.” You’re talented, you’re eager and you’re putting yourself out there because you believe the role matches your passion and skill set. But

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Time to Invest … In Your Career

Here at JumpStart, we talk a lot about investing. We’ve even launched a $10 million seed fund that will solely invest in women and minority-led tech startups. This is very important work, but the concept of investment can also be applied outside the pure dollars and cents. Personal investment is also a key aspect of

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Where Are The Women In Tech?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer jobs are expected to grow 13 percent over the next 10 years, with a median income of almost $80,000. These numbers exceed all other sectors, with the exception of healthcare. This is great news for a U.S. economy still emerging cautiously from the Great Recession. Unfortunately, many

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