You might have heard of Google’s incredible focus on hiring talented intelligent people, or if you watched the Facebook movie you would have seen the coding competitions where elite coders would compete against each other while chugging alcohol.
I wanted to see what we can really learn from these tech giants.
Thorough testing of applicants
The top tech companies are systematic when testing candidates, and their evaluation process includes not just verbal interviews but also skill-based tests.
This week I had a friend ask me about setting up a team of python developers in the Philippines. I advised her not to choose the Philippines specifically.
Why? Simply because of the depth and availability of talent.
I searched on LinkedIn for the keyword “python” in the Philippines and there were 952 results.
In our last infographic, we showed jobs that will most likely go kaput in the next few decades due to artificial intelligence & automation. The same changes that cause jobs to go extinct often create brand new types of jobs at the same time. Consider the type of factory assembly line work that no longer exists, and the millions of IT jobs that have taken their place - the kind of jobs no factory worker in the 1950s could ever have imagined.
So if you are thinking about switching jobs, especially jobs in IT, this infographic is for you. According to our research, IT jobs have been fueling the economy worldwide. And it will continue to do so in decades to come.
Social media has now become an important part in many businesses' marketing strategies, including ours. That's how we came up two years ago with the idea of creating an openly editable spreadsheet where anyone can easily check and draw comparison for the software best suited for them.
This is a public list of Social Media Monitoring Software. There are over 25 tools listed in this sheet, so we think it’s pretty comprehensive! But if you find one that we have missed please feel free to add it to the list.
CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software used to be dominated by large enterprise software companies. Now we have lots of fantastic CRM alternatives especially in the Software-as-a-Service scene.
The 800-pound gorilla is Salesforce. They are a more "complete" package, expensive and more likely to be used by larger organizations. But there are great alternatives, too. One example is SugarCRM which is considered a direct competitor to Salesforce. Then you have a number of other alternative approaches to CRM, ranging from Highrise, a super-simple CRM, to more recent startups such as Close.io.
This is an openly editable sheet so please feel free to collaborate with us in this project. Your contributions are very important. Just enter any updates which you think could be beneficial to everyone.
The 20th century saw a massive loss of jobs in factories as machines replaced humans. The US economy moved to "services" and everyone was happy! Of course service jobs are not going to be replaced by machines are they?
Now, with the advent of automation and artificial intelligence, more jobs will become obsolete.
Interested to see what will be the best jobs for the future? Not the ones on this infographic!
by Nomadic Matt and Liam Martin
Liam Martin chats with Nomadic Matt of www.nomadicmatt.com about running a remote business.
Matt, who has recently wrote a book 'How to Travel the World on 50 Dollars a Day', which is available on Amazon, has been traveling the world since 2004. He maintains a blog that aims to help people travel cheaper, better, and more often.