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Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 am

This week in jobs: Birthday cake and jobs for every level

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge”). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.


“Adults don’t care about birthdays.” 
“You came to work last year on a horse.”
— Gina Linetti and Jake Peralta, “Brooklyn 99”

Like a fine wine, only getting better with age 

Not only does today remind us we are nearing the end of summer, but it also just so happens to be this newsletter writer’s day of birth. Growing up, it was tough being an end-of-summer baby in that everyone was still on vacation and couldn’t come to my parties … Wait a minute — is that just something my parents told me? Ah, crap. Getting wiser does have its pitfalls.

Anyways, since writing this newsletter has spanned the entire last year of my life, I thought, why not share the most colorful nuggets of work-related wisdom I’ve acquired?

Here goes:

  1. Don’t work if you have a fresh *concussion — I promise, you do not make as much sense as you think you do. Do whatever it takes to heal at home before everyone in the office mistakes your slurred, foggy behavior for a slight drinking problem.
  2. Do not let your mother call to check the status of your application — I repeat: Do NOT let your mother anywhere near your desired employer.
  3. Get out the bleach — Grammatical errors are like a giant stain on your resume. At best they will eliminate you from getting an interview, at worst, they can lead to very grave mistakes. Just look at the life-saving nature of a comma when “Let’s eat, grandpa” is reduced to “Let’s eat grandpa.” Turst us, your going too wanna take this won seriously.
  4. Don’t be shy, network that little booty off every chance you get — Go to events, meet people in your field, stay connected via email or coffee meetups, look for alternate ways to work together if they don’t have any open jobs (apprenticeships, internships, contract work, etc.). That way, you’ll have a much higher chance of being considered the next time a role opens up. Which, I can say from experience, feels prettay, prettay good.
  5. Show ‘em what you got — One time I messed up an interview so badly, I was certain it was a lost cause. But then I was allowed to do a trial run of the work and I got the job. What’s the lesson? Let that talent shine, baby. Even if you blank out during an interview or stick both feet in your mouth (as I did), find a way to give hiring managers a tangible example of why you’re great at what you do: give them your sales pitch, show them pictures of an event you’ve produced, send the blog you’ve created.

*Please note, this tip is based on my own, currently concussed state. This newsletter took six hours to write, not including breaks.

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Okay, now onto the reason you’re here. Jobs.

The News

Got a million dollar idea up your sleeve? Verizon is calling on socially responsible U.S. businesses of 200 employees or less to enter its Built on 5G Challenge — a quest to find the most elegant, impressive ideas for harnessing the power of 5G technology. Did we forget to mention the top prize of $1 million? There’s a top prize of $1 million.

Take #4 of the birthday lessons list out for a spin: Super Meetup Philly 2019 is upon us this Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Cherry Street Pier! Shake some hands, hand out some biz cards and revel in the opportunity brought to you by the biggest meetup out of all the meetups. Like a Sharknado of meetups, minus the flying sharks. MUCH safer. Sign up here.

The Jobs

Devs and engineers from beginner to advanced:

Because variety is the spice of life:

Get your best work done in your PJs? Consider these remote jobs:

The End

May none of us be awkwardly serenaded by a restaurant staff for any of our birthdays this year, but especially mine because that’s way too much stress to handle while concussed.

Thanks for joining us this week! As always, we’ll be back next week, same time, same place.

Happy job hunting, friends.

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