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Google Poaches Wall Street's Most Powerful Woman: 3 Takeaways

Yesterday, it was announced that Google had hired Ruth Porat away from Morgan Stanley to be the tech firm's new CFO. Porat had held the chief financial officer position for the venerable Morgan Stanley for the past five years and was widely considered to be the most powerful woman on Wall Street. The move, which came two weeks after Patrick Pichette announced he was leaving his Google CFO post, was seen as a big gain for Google and a big loss for Morgan Stanley. Read More >

The C-Suite Spot: American Apparel’s New CEO Not Shying Away from Sex Appeal

Welcome to The C-Suite Spot, a new try-weekly column-that is, I will try to post a column each week, but the frequency of posts could be more like every other week or once every three weeks. In any case, it will highlight notable moves and news in top management at top companies around the world. American Apparel's new boss is still selling sex, just not an obscene amount of sex.American Apparel's first female CEO, Paula Schneider, has a tough act to follow. Read More >

Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb to Job Candidates: "Dudes, Where's Your Self-Awareness?"

When Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb interviews you, he doesn't just probe your past for things like extracurricular activities, teamwork skills, and ability to overcome difficult situations; he also wants to get a sense of your level of "self-awareness" and "openness." In fact, here's a two-part question Webb uses while probing prospective employees: "Six months from now, we're going to know each other very well. What will your team and what will I say that you do really, really well? Read More >

10 Biggest Workplace Stories of 2014

It was the year of distressed babies, flash boys, and underpaid women. It was the year of frozen eggs, racist statements, income inequality, and the openly gay CEO. It was the year that Wall Street got soft, and the year that an unknown schoolteacher in China who hatched a company in his tiny apartment became a multi-billionaire in the largest IPO in history. It was 2014. And here are your 10 biggest workplace stories of the year. 10. Read More >

Medical Marijuana Is Coming to NYC—and Needs Finance, Legal, and Health Care Talent

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Ari Hoffnung, a former Wall Street banker turned public servant turned medical cannabis entrepreneur. For more than a decade, Hoffnung worked at Bear Stearns, where he was a managing director. Not long after Bear imploded in 2008, Hoffnung went to work for the City of New York as deputy comptroller. Read More >

What the New York Times Failed to Mention About Goldman Sachs' Tech Employees

Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled "Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent. Read More >

Look to the Cloud for Future Job Opportunities

The following is an excerpt from the new Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media. Cloud computing is a type of computing in which individuals and companies store and access data, utilize application software, and perform other tasks on the Internet-tasks that they could only do on their own computers in the past. Cloud computing allows users at various locations to share software, resources, and other content without having physical possession of the materials. Read More >

29 Technical Interview Questions Tech Firms Ask Internship Candidates

Yesterday, Vault released its Top 50 Internships For 2015. The rankings were calculated using data culled from our latest Internship Experience Survey, which was administered earlier this year to 5,800 interns at 100 internship programs. Survey respondents-which came from a variety of industries, including finance, consulting, energy, consumer products, media, and tech-were asked to rate their programs in five areas. Read More >

October 22 to Be First Annual 'Women in Tech Ask For a Raise Day'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2014 to Be First Annual 'Women in Tech Ask For a Raise Day' In the wake of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments that women working in technology shouldn't ask for raises but instead should "have faith in the system" to be fairly paid, I'm hereby calling on women nationwide working in tech who disagree with Nadella's comments and think they're underpaid versus their male colleagues to ask their respective managers for a raise on Wednesday, October 22, Read More >

Want to Work for Google or Microsoft? This New Social Media Tool Can Help

Each fall, thousands of college seniors studying computer science and engineering face a difficult decision: Do I accept the full-time job offer I received from the firm I interned with over the summer? Or do I forego that offer (which has a shorter shelf life than milk) and hope that a better offer comes my way before I graduate? Until recently, these 20- and 21-year-old students were on their own when taking a stab at making the right choice. Read More >

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