Leah O’Flynn, Tech Recruiter
Should You Move for a Job?
Moving is a big undertaking for most folks. There are a lot of things hanging in the balance when you get an offer that requires relocation.
The most important thing to consider is the job itself.
Is this your dream job? If not, what is the driver? It should be pretty compelling, for example: The job is in your dream location; the opportunity to grow your career is clear; the team dynamic is perfect. Read more »
May the Equity Packages Be Forever in Your Favor
By Joseph Walker.
Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager, was interviewed for this story on evaluating opportunities at start-ups. This article was originally published on the FINS (Wall Street Journal Digital Network) website.
You’ve decided to join a start-up. You’ve gone through a rigorous interview selection process and have been deemed worthy of joining a small band of brothers dedicated to nothing less than ringing the Nasdaq bell and becoming millionaires many times over. Read more »
Competing for Talent, Immigrants Have Historically been Innovators, Job Creators.
A recent Wall Street journal article entitled: “A Better Idea for Green Jobs” should serve as a good reminder of our long history of immigrants creating innovation, building new companies, and starting tens of thousands of new jobs in the process.
The article reports that according to a Kauffman Foundation study, 25% of science and technology start-ups founded between 1995 and 2005 had either a foreign-born chief executive or lead technologist. Vivek Wadhwa, a Duke University researcher, reported that in 2005 those firms produced $52 billion in revenue with 450,000 employees. The majority (52%0 of Silicon Valley start-ups were immigrant led. Read more »
Transitioning High Tech to Green Tech – PowerPoint Presentation from the Green Jobs Fair
The Green Jobs & Entrepreneurship Fair, held on February 16th, 2011 in Berkeley, CA, was an opportunity for talent and cleantech companies to meet. This PowerPoint presentation on Transitioning from High Tech to Green Tech was given by Rob Reeves, Redfish Technology CEO & executive recruiter, during a panel discussion on Breaking Into Green.
Other related resources:
“Breaking Into Green” article by Greg Schreiner, Executive Recruiter / GreenTech Manager
“Transitioning from High Tech to Green Tech” article by Redfish Technology, Rob Reeves
And don’t miss our our Online Resources & Tools for job seekers on this website.
Transitioning from High Tech to Green Tech
by Redfish Technology –
Panel discussion to be held at the Green Jobs & Entrepreneurship Fair,
February 16 Berkeley CA
The greatest challenge in recruiting for green technology professionals at this time is the small pool of candidates with direct experience, relative to other sectors. From start-ups to established large firms, companies are setting the bar higher during the last few years. This is because they can and they should. The downturn has made available many more qualified (and less qualified) candidates for all roles. Companies are on tighter budgets and funding is not as easy to come by even as VC funding returns to healthier levels, so every penny counts and every opportunity should be fully exploited; all that to say, companies are looking to hire the best talent they can afford. Read more »
Where does the growth come from? – A Quick Look at Venture Capital Trends
“New and young companies and the entrepreneurs that create them are the engines of job creation and eventual economic recovery” according to the Kauffman Foundation. Both start-ups and young companies (age 2-5 years) account for the net job creation in the American economy; larger companies tend to grow by mergers and acquisitions. Investment is critical to funding startup and young companies. Venture Capital trends were dismal in 2008 and 2009, but are showing a comeback in Q4 2009 and Q1 2010. Read more »