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Tech

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².

But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.

In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock… 190 more words

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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².

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But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.

In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human resources chief. This one is perhaps the most concrete.

How do you write a good résumé?

“The key,” [Bock] said, “is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’ Most people would write a résumé like this: ‘Wrote editorials for The New York Times.’ Better would be to say: ‘Had 50 op-eds published compared to average of 6 by most op-ed [writers] as a result of providing deep insight into the following area for three years.’ Most people don’t put the right content on their résumés.

 

Google has seemed to get a lot more rational about its hiring habits under Laszlo, who notably admitted that the famous brain-teasers the Mountain View, Calif. company once used to winnow potential hires proved to be a complete waste of time. Moreover, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the résumé is far from dead even for the most sophisticated big-data operations. Although—as always—poorly written CVs do quickly get buried.

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Google's Fountain of Youth?

Geneticist Cynthia Kenyon is heading to Google

Kenyon will join Calico – Google’s mysterious health venture.

Stephanie M. Lee writing in The Chronicle:

“Google has revealed little about Calico since the search giant formed the independent company in September, except that it wants to slow aging and fight age-related diseases.

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Apple

Like It or Not, The Market of Ideas is a Part of the Commercial Market

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Lytro

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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

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