This Week in Jobs: The Mardi Gras of job fairs - Philly


Feb. 19, 2020 12:31 pm

This Week in Jobs: The Mardi Gras of job fairs

A carnival of opportunity.

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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.

Can I bayou a drink?

Next Tuesday may be Mardi Gras, but if you can’t make it to New Orleans, fret not — there will be a different type of festival in town that evening. On Feb. 25 at The Fillmore from 3 to 9 p.m., NET/WORK returns for another year of celebrating the Philly tech scene and serving up the region’s hottest jobs.

With dozens of companies and hundreds of technologists in attendance, it’s guaranteed to be a parade of opportunities, with the chance to mingle and mix in the delicious gumbo that is Philly’s tech community (or is it more like a jambalaya? Either way, I might need to take an early lunch today).

So add a little spice to your resume, take off that mummer’s mask before you get your (free!) headshot taken and stick around for the happy hour to sip some celebratory bourbon. Just make sure you get your tickets soon!

The News

Before you step foot inside NET/WORK, brush up on these tips for getting hired from HR professional Amy Jacobs. Jacobs has decades of experience in the field (and also happens to be Philly reporter Paige Gross’ mom), so you know she won’t steer you wrong.


Or perhaps you’ll find inspiration in the story of Kamysha Martin, the Wilmington-based jeweler who left her role at IBM to pursue her passion. “I had to redefine what success looks like to me,” she says, and she’s living proof that it’s never too late to forge a unique path.

Lastly, we’re approaching the end of the pilot season of “Off the Sidelines” — an investor education podcast produced by us at in partnership with Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS — and the penultimate episode serves up a double helping of advice with two interviews for the price of one. Actually, it’s free no matter how many guests are on, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t still a great value. Check out the episode to hear Linnea Roberts and Ita Ekpoudom of GingerBread Capital discuss their support of female investors and founders (and how you can get involved).

The Jobs

Curious about the tech scene at the other end of I-76? is seeking reporters for a yearlong series of articles focused on tech and economic development in Pittsburgh. If you’d rather read than write, keep an eye out for those stories starting in March 2020.

Code better in pajamas? These jobs are remote:

The End

In addition to these jobs, all the companies at NET/WORK will have multiple open roles, so be sure to check out the jobs board and make your plan for which tables to visit.

We’ll see you there, and happy job hunting!

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