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How to Get an NYC Tech Job, From the People Who Are Actually Hiring

Candidates and employers meet at a 2013 Uncubed event. (Photo via getuncubed.com)

Thanks to the anything-goes nature of startup culture, all the old rules of job searching have gone out the window. It can feel like the advice your parents and professors gave you — wear a suit! bring five copies of your résumé! — is stuffy and outdated in an era when CEOs sport flip-flops and jeans.

So to nail down the dos and don’ts of securing a startup job once and for all, we headed to yesterday’s Uncubed job fair. Uncubed isn’t just any job fair, mind you — many of the coolest startups in town, including Seamless, BuzzFeed and Mashable — attend, looking to hire everything from programmers to marketers to salespeople. And they hand out beer and free macarons. Read More

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Find Your Next NYC Tech Job At This Keg Party Career Fair

Nothing wrong with a little beer pong break. (Photo: Uncubed)

Finding a new job — what could be more of a drag? Between the résumé-tweaking, cover-letter-writing, endless interviews and uptight-professional dress code, seeking employment is the worst.

But New York City startup Uncubed is looking to change all that with the help of puppies, booze and startups that are cool enough to snag you a Tinder date, at the very least. They host job fairs for grown-ups throughout the U.S., with a New York City event set for April 17. Tickets cost $35 for attendees and $549 and up for companies. Half the companies walk away with at least one new hire, a rep told us, and many more offer jobs to people they’ve met at Uncubed in the following weeks. Read More

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Hired.com, Huge Online Marketplace for Tech Jobs, Moves to NYC

Here's what a Hired applicant's profile might look like. (Hired.com)

Hired, the online marketplace where companies compete to hire people with #tech skills, has just expanded from San Francisco to New York.

The company was founded in April 2012 under the name DeveloperAuction. The cofounders — all serial entrepreneurs — started the online marketplace because they’d all had trouble finding the right talent to hire for their companies in the past. Read More

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10 Fun Ways To Rid Your LinkedIn Profile Of Meaningless Buzzwords

Experts. (Photo: Shermanave.com)

If you, like Kanye West, actually use LinkedIn for job opportunities and not as an avenue for stalking people you can’t find on Facebook, we have some great advice.

The networking site released its annual list of overused buzzwords, as it has for the past four years. As usual, the words are boring, clichéd, and pretty much meaningless in the context of a job application.

Take it from us (we have jobs and you don’t): it’s always better to use specific examples and full sentences than to rely on unimpressive adjectives. Here are LinkedIn’s top 10 most ubiquitous words of 2014, with our advice for improving upon them: Read More

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Tech’s Unemployed Flock To 7 World Trade Center To Try Their Luck

Patrick Duggan (Photo: twitter.com)

New York’s unemployed tech talent and soon-to-graduate comp sci students assembled on the 10th floor of 7 World Trade Center today with the hopes of snagging a job at the NYC Startup Job Fair. Betabeat attended the early session that was reserved for developers and engineers, which meant we missed the arrival of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who apparently greeted the crowd by saying, “It’s never been a better time to be a tech startup in New York City.” Judging from this fair, no one could disagree–it looked pre-recession, to say the least.

The jobless in attendance followed a snaking hallway lined with companies that were actually physically grabbing at programmers in order to draw them into their company’s pitch. At the end of the slender maze, a room opened up that looked way more like a recognizable job fair with four rows of tables.

Two cops stood in front of the sprawling windows overlooking the 1 World Trade Center construction site and 9/11 memorial. They were sporting a silly look on their faces that seemed to say, “These were the kids I beat up in high school?” Read More

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Don’t Worry If You Missed the NYC Startup Job Fair, There’s Still The Internet

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7 World Trade Center

The NYC Startup Job Fair was packed with tons of New York City tech companies and startups on the hunt for that oh-so-hard-to-find tech talent, specifically engineers and developers. Hopeful applicants, some fresh-faced, some not so much, squeezed past each other picking up job descriptions and dropping off resumes and business cards.

All photos by Ben Weitzenkorn. Read More