Topic: technology

5 Social Skills Technology Is Destroying

5 Social Skills Technology Is Destroying

One of the many complaints about Gen Y in the workplace, is their lack of, well, how do you say it kindly, social skills? There are a number of things that undoubtedly contribute to this phenomenon of socially awkward young adults, but I think we all can agree that technology is most definitely the most prevalent factor. Gen Y’s ability to generate likes and online commentary, doesn’t necessarily translate into being socially graceful in person. Below is a list of the 5 most crucial, in-person social skills that Gen Y, and technophiles of all ages, are losing due to technology. More »

Facebook’s New Job Search App Will Rule Us All

Facebook's New Job Search App Will Rule Us All

Facebook plays a huge role in the job market. Recruiters and grad-school admissions teams consult Facebook to check up on their prospective employees and students. In fact about half of all employers are using Facebook for hiring these days. Facebook can also apparently predict how you’ll perform on the job. The site has become so dominant that employers are actually suspicious of people without accounts. And now that you can hired through Facebook, you can also get fired there, too. But if you think Facebook already controls your life, get ready: On Wednesday, the company made it official and launched its own job-search function. More »

Here Are The 10 Best Places To Work In The World

Here Are The 10 Best Places To Work In The World

Do you hate your job? That sucks. Maybe you can try getting a job at SAS Institute. The analytics software company topped Great Place To Work’s list of the 25 best multinational workplaces. The list was determined by employee surveys and audits of the companies’ policies and practices. And don’t worry, if SAS doesn’t sound appealing to you, here are the nine other companies that made the top 10.  Get your resumes ready! More »

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

A little bit of rain (well actually quite more than a little bit of rain) isn’t going to keep the tech startup crowd from going to work. Though restaurants, Wall Street and other small business have all shut down, tech startups are still open. Due to cloud-based management systems, social enterprise tools and impenetrable servers, tech founders can work through natural disasters and even get ahead. More »

Ask A PR Girl: The 6 Tools Every PR Girl Needs

Ask A PR Girl: The 6 Tools Every PR Girl Needs

Most PR girls know that using free tools like Twitter and LinkedIn can be a great way to take your career to the next level. The digital space has opened up endless opportunities for PR girls to pitch media, create social media content and build personal brands that can support them throughout their career. However, with all of the tools out there it can be easy to miss some of the free resources available that can support your career. More »

Farewell, Fax Machine! Plus 9 Other Office Supplies Destined For Extinction

Farewell, Fax Machine! Plus 9 Other Office Supplies Destined For Extinction

Hey, crappy combination printer-fax machine: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. LinkedIn recently surveyed more than 7,000 professionals to get their take on which office items and trends are least likely to still be around five years from now, and the cursed fax machine is on the chopping block. (As a freelancer working from home, my own extinct supplies and trends include dress pants and putting in my contacts before lunch, but never mind that.) Here are the 10 “cubicle dinosaurs” least likely to exist in 2017, according to LinkedIn. More »

In Less Than 140 Characters, Business Women Are More Adapative Than Men

In Less Than 140 Characters, Business Women Are More Adapative Than Men

No one is shocked by the idea that women are adaptable. In fact, ask any group of females if they think women are adaptable and be prepared to receive a resounding, “duh.”

Hanna Rosin’s recent book The End of Men has us looking at not only at the success of women in our new, post-recession economy, but why they have been more successful than men. And part of female adaptability in the workplace has to do with the increasing usage of technological resources like Twitter chats.

Listen up, ladies: Ignoring the Twitter train will only leave you in the dust. More »

The History Of Fashion Week In 9 Slides

The History Of Fashion Week In 9 Slides

In case you hadn’t heard, it is New York Fashion Week. If you live in New York, it is pretty hard not to notice with all the stores doing promotions and extra models running around the city. But how did this crazy week that costs $865 million for the city of New York to put on? We decided to take a look at the history of fashion week so we could see why all this spending was necessary and what all the hype was really about. More »