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4 mistakes to avoid when hiring millennials



As more millennials continue to enter the workforce, employers are increasingly turning their attention to recruiting them. But if employers think Generation Y workers will respond to the same old tactics they used in years past, they may want to think again: Millennials aren’t always the easiest to recruit.

“[According to a Kauffman study], 54% of millennials either want to start a business or already have started one,” said Ryan Jenkins, millennial keynote speaker and author. “As…

Seth Rogen reportedly nabs Steve Wozniak role in Steve Jobs film



Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming film about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly found its Steve Wozniak: Seth Rogen.

The news, first reported by Variety on Thursday, comes just one week after Sorkin confirmed that Christian Bale will portray Jobs in the Sony Pictures film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late tech luminary.

Sony did not immediately respond to Mashable‘s request for comment about…

50+ events for professionals in PR to mobile development



The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check out dozens of event listings featured in our complete listing.

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On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of…

How to give feedback to the people who take it the worst



Giving constructive feedback is an essential management tool. Hopefully, your employees know this — and when you critique them, understand that it’s because you care enough to want them to do their best.

Unfortunately though, not everyone has perfected the art of taking constructive criticism

The Questions Potential Employers Want You to Ask in an Interview



This question originally appeared on Quora.

What reply does the interviewer expect when he asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” I am a penultimate-year student and will be appearing for my interviews very soon. How should one tackle such questions?

Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia.

I think it’s important to note both now and throughout your entire career that when you interview for a job, you are interviewing the…

Hiring: The Key to Your Business’ Success



The countdown to opening day is on, and Azalina is getting ready to open the doors of her first brick-and-mortar business, right in Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. The biggest barrier to opening day? Hiring 30-50 qualified, energetic people with the chops to survive in Azalina’s fast-paced kitchen. In this episode of Setting Up Shop, we see Azalina put one candidate to the test, and what such widespread hiring means for her as a business owner and manager.

In case you missed it,…

8 Soft Skills Tech Hiring Managers Covet



Technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. In fact, there’s a talent shortage in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, which means that of the predicted 1.4 million STEM jobs that will be available by 2020, there will be a shortage of talent for about 1 million positions — or 70%.

Millennials have proactively — and pragmatically — sought experiences that will make them leaders…

A Guide for Women Seeking Mentors



Of all the resources professionals have at their disposal, a mentor is arguably one of the most helpful. Articles, books and trial and error can be great teachers when you’re navigating your career, but nothing can replace advice from someone who has been there before you.

“The guidance of a mentor can be very important,” said Rachel Martinez, founder of the Are You Kidding sock company. “Many times, it is helpful to learn from others’ mistakes, or from the right choices [they have]…

9 Essential Traits Startup Founders Seek in New Hires



When interviewing with a startup, job seekers need to consider that the founders are looking for someone who will best complement their recipe for success

Startups create millions of jobs each year — so what does this mean for job seekers? While it’s true that startups offer a wealth of job opportunities, the startup lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and not everyone is a fit for every up-and-coming business. If you ask any successful…

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