Bloomberg Quint: Google’s Firing of Damore in `Monoculture’ Case Found Legal. “Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and ‘politically correct monoculture’ didn’t violate U.S. labor law, a federal agency lawyer concluded.”
Gizmodo: How to Find a Job Using Social Media. “Your social networks aren’t just there for arguing politics with your uncle or looking at your neighbor’s lunch—they’re also good for the serious business of finding your next place of employment. Here’s how to perfect your searching on each of the major networks to maximize your chances of landing your dream job, or something close to it.” I linked to an article with the same topic in mid-January, but this one is a deeper dive.
Wired: The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google. “FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, particularly around the merits of diversity. Now outspoken diversity advocates at Google say that they are being targeted by a small group of their coworkers in an effort to silence discussions about racial and gender diversity.”
Hongkiat: 15 Free Tools to Create Professional Resumes. “If you want your professional skills to be presented through a spectacular CV that perfectly fits for a particular job or industry, take help from these free online resume creation tools that I’m reviewing in this post. You’ll be amazed at the many features these tools can offer that help in creating just the right resume. Let’s take a look.”
New to me and recently updated. University of Maryland Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly. “A free, publically accessible site where Employee Assistance (EA) professionals can post original works, historical documents and other related papers or multi-media, has grown to more than 1,500 articles since the archive was created five years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.”
WTOP: in-MD.org promises better way to find an intern (and land an internship). “The idea is to make it easier for small technology companies or biotechnology companies that may not have a big HR department or internship department to connect with students. And to keep Maryland’s newly minted tech talent in Maryland, who might otherwise be looking out-of-state for intern opportunities. Through a partnership with the Maryland Tech Council, in-MD.org is also helping smaller companies offer paid internships.”
Search Engine Land: Negative reviews from ex-employees are finally against Google’s guidelines. “Google recently updated its review policies to clarify that reviews left by former employees are considered to be in violation of its guidelines. Columnist Joy Hawkins explains that this was (unfortunately) necessary.” Thanks for hopping on the clue bus, Google…