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Phil Stott

Phil Stott is a Vault Editor. Since joining Vault in 2007, he has covered a variety of industries including consulting, consumer products and technology. He is also well-versed in general career issues, having worked in a variety of fields including freelance journalism, consumer banking, English language teaching, soccer coaching and more. Originally from Scotland, he holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Modern History and a Masters in Research in Civil Engineering. 

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How to Get Hired by Google

by Phil Stott  |  March 22, 2011

Do any research into finding a job at Google, and two things quickly become apparent. First, that the company is a major employer and creator of jobs, especially for technologists. Second, that it treats those employees very well, offering the kind of perks that most wage slaves can only dream about-and we're not just talking on-site dry cleaning or the legendary free cafeterias either; Google is a firm that allows employees-any employee-to use 20 percent of their time to work on whatever... Read More >

World Innovation Forum: Social Media Tips

by Phil Stott  |  June 08, 2010

The final two speakers on day one of the World Innovation Forum had a lot in common in terms of message. First up was Andreas Weigend, former Chief Scientist at, with a message for companies that the world they are operating in has changed completely-from a world in which they used to give information to customers to one where customers give information to one another, regardless of the company. As a result, the major takeaway he had for anyone interested in tapping into modern... Read More >

Which Unusual Job Search Tactics Actually Work?

by Phil Stott  |  May 17, 2010

The news for job seekers has been something of a mixed bag recently: while the economy added almost half a million jobs in the last two months, the encouraging signs have tempted more people back into an active job search, driving the official unemployment rate to 9.9 percent. Translated into plain English: companies are hiring again, but job seekers are facing more competition than ever before. Faced with that reality, people are using unusual tactics to get noticed. We rated four of those... Read More >

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