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The Profile of an Ideal Job Seeker

The Profile of an Ideal Job Seeker

One of my career coaching clients recently asked me what the “profile of an ideal job-seeker is.” Career building and job-see…

  • GrubHub agrees to tip-free restaurant fees with NY Attorney General

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago

    Online food delivery service GrubHub settled a probe by the New York state attorney general on Wednesday by agreeing to not to charge fees that would allow it to make money off customers' tips. The agreement with the state attorney general requires GrubHub Inc to make sure that the fees it charges restaurants for its service, which allows customers to order meals online, does not sap tips from delivery people or other workers. "Our settlement with GrubHub changes a billing formula that may have been used by restaurants to shortchange workers out of their hard-earned tips," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. GrubHub's current and past contracts may have affected thousands of delivery workers, he said. More »GrubHub agrees to tip-free restaurant fees with NY Attorney General

  • Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago

    Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday. In what appeared to be the first report of an attack using a flaw in software known as OpenSSL, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) said this week that about 900 social insurance numbers and possibly other data had been compromised as a result of an attack on its site. The suspect, Stephen Solis-Reyes, was arrested at his home in London, Ontario on Wednesday and faces criminal charges of unauthorized use of computer and mischief in relation to data. More »Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

  • Mexican mobile phone operator sues IBM for $2.5 billion

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell SA de CV sued IBM Corp on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. technology giant of making fraudulent representations that caused it to lose $2.5 billion (1.4 billion pounds) in profits. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in New York, centred on a contract that Iusacell said IBM induced it to enter into in Mexico. "Events subsequent to the execution of the agreement have revealed that IBM both knowingly misrepresented and wrongfully concealed from Iusacell material facts both before and during the parties' relationship," Iusacell said in the complaint. IBM said in a statement that the lawsuit was a "transparent attempt" by Iusacell, which is co-owned by media and retail mogul Ricardo Salinas' Grupo Salinas and broadcast giant Grupo Televisa, to avoid its contractual obligations. More »Mexican mobile phone operator sues IBM for $2.5 billion

  • BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago

    By Sayantani Ghosh, Ashutosh Pandey and Euan Rocha (Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. More than 450 start-ups opened for business in the twin cities of Waterloo and Kitchener last year, more than four times the number begun in 2009, according to Communitech, a local company that advises them. Often, the new companies are being founded by former BlackBerry employees chasing their entrepreneurial ambitions in a community that's Canada's answer to technology hubs in California and elsewhere. "For those who are trying to get a new tech business off the ground, get it funded, and not get lost in the shadow of Silicon Valley, Waterloo can be the best place to get your company on the map," said Sean McCabe, vice-president of engineering at drone manufacturer Aeryon Labs Inc in Waterloo. More »BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

  • Email Scam Targets Netflix, AOL, Comcast Users

    Tech Media Network (Tom's Guide) - 26 minutes ago

    Be skeptical of any email warning you that your Netflix, AOL or Comcast account has been "suspended due to suspicious activity" — it might be part of a new email scam making the rounds. More »Email Scam Targets Netflix, AOL, Comcast Users

  • These are the 10 highest paid executives in the wireless industry

    BGR.com - 32 minutes ago

    It pays to be an executive in one of the hottest industries on the planet. Very well, in fact. Fierce Wireless has compiled a list of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireless industry in 2013, featuring many familiar faces, but leaving out some of the biggest names in the wireless world. As for notable omissions, Tim Cook didn’t rank among the top 10 for the first time in several years, and Stephen Elop disappeared as well. T-Mobile CEO John Legere is also absent from the list, but T-Mobile has yet to announce executive compensation for last year. The list of those who did make the cut is as follows: Sprint CEO Dan Hesse AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Former More »These are the 10 highest paid executives in the wireless industry

  • Google now lets you access your computer through Android with Chrome Remote Desktop

    The Verge - 33 minutes ago

    Google's Chrome Remote Desktop service, first launched in 2011, is coming to mobile. Today, the company released an Android app that will let users access their desktop computers, whether through a Chrome web app for Mac, PC, and Linux or through Chrome OS itself. GigaOm reported a few days ago that the app was in beta testing, but it's now available to anyone with an Android phone or tablet, though doing much with the former will be a little cramped. There's no precise date given for an iOS version, but Google says it will be coming later this year. More »Google now lets you access your computer through Android with Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Meet the world's newest H1N1 flu carrier: the sea otter

    The Verge - 36 minutes ago

    Scientists have discovered that sea otters can get the flu — and not just any flu, either. According to the Smithsonian, these mammals are the world's newest carriers of H1N1, the flu strain that lead to a human pandemic back in 2009. And, according to a study published in Emerging and Infectious Diseases, scientists have no idea how these Northern sea otters caught it. Over 70 percent of the otters tested positive for H1N1 In 2009, H1N1 spread globally in humans for the first time, and the strain has stuck around ever since. More »Meet the world's newest H1N1 flu carrier: the sea otter

  • The animated GIF as art: Google puts six loopy images on display

    Engadget - 42 minutes ago

    It's easy to sneer at the idea of artists piggybacking on the GIF craze, but Google is taking the whole thing pretty seriously, especially now that Google+ supports the animated file format. The search giant is collaborating with ... More »The animated GIF as art: Google puts six loopy images on display

  • HTC One, Sony Xperia Z2, and the Galaxy S5: Android's flagship phones in pictures

    The Verge - 50 minutes ago

    They're the big three Android smartphone launches so far this year — HTC's 2014 One, Sony's Xperia Z2, and Samsung's Galaxy S5 — and they are all now hitting stores across the world. While each handset has a 1080p resolution, the One has a 5-inch screen, the S5 uses a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel, and the Z2 is the biggest at 5.2 inches. The HTC One is the only one of the group to not offer water resistance, but that also means it's the only one that doesn't cover up its USB port with a flap. Samsung and Sony position the headphone jack at the top, and also differ from the One in placing their power buttons on the side of the phone. More »HTC One, Sony Xperia Z2, and the Galaxy S5: Android's flagship phones in pictures

  • Why Heartbleed could be much worse for Android users

    BGR.com - 50 minutes ago

    Even though Google does not have a Heartbleed problem, particularly since the company has known about the OpenSSL bug a month before everyone else, a large number of Android users may still be at risk, The Guardian reports. And that’s not because Google has not patched the security flaw, but rather because Heartbleed indirectly benefits from several factors. For starters, Heartbleed only affects one version of Android and that’s the “old” Android 4.1.1. However, that also happens to be a very popular Android version running on Android phones, with as many as 50 million users running it on their current devices. The number comes from analytics firm Chitika, although Google is only saying that “less than 10%” of Android devices activated worldwide are More »Why Heartbleed could be much worse for Android users

  • IBM says Mexico's Iusacell sued to avoid complying with contract

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    (Reuters) - IBM Corp on Wednesday blasted a lawsuit filed by Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell against the U.S. technology company as a "transparent attempt" to avoid complying with contractual obligations. IBM said in a statement that Iusacell has failed to pay IBM Mexico what it is owed under the contract. The software company's Mexican unit had previously filed an arbitration claim against Iusacell seeking to enforce the contract, the statement said. ... More »IBM says Mexico's Iusacell sued to avoid complying with contract

  • Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

    Tech in Asia - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of various shapes and colors. Recently, upstart entities like Buzzfeed, ... More »Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

  • Google launches standalone Camera app in Play Store

    The Verge - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface "that gets out of your way" with a prominent shutter button.  A brand new Lens Blur mode promises to achieve "SLR-like photos" offering a shallow depth of field. "Lens Blur replaces the need for a large optical system with computer vision algorithms and optimization techniques that are run entirely on the mobile device, simulating a larger lens and aperture in order to creating a 3D model of the world," Google said. More »Google launches standalone Camera app in Play Store

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