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Career Advice

From Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella

The world's leading venture capitalist of today shared the career advice below almost a decade ago. While the advice is targeted at the young, I think the experienced ought to pay heed.

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Would you mind replying to this employer about a job?

Good Monday morning,

We've added a new feature that I think you're going to like: Hiring Alerts.

Whenever a recruiter posts a job with us, we dig into our list of candidates in the database, including you, to find those who might be most appropriate for the job.

And then we send that job, via an e-mail hiring alert, to a select group of professionals like you.

How select?

Well, on average, about 700 of you, which results in 6 to 8 applications for each job.

We'll send the job to fewer or more professionals depending on what the computer tells us, but the goal is to get about 6 to 8 of you who might not have seen the job, and might potentially be the right fit, to apply. That's our target based on our conversations with recruiters about what makes the most sense for them.


So when you see something like this…

Hiring Alert

…in your e-mail, you'll know that it's a job hot off the presses, and that, if you decide to apply, the magic of modern computer science can let you feel comfortable that you're one of just about a half-dozen professionals who feel equally excited about it.

The match, by the way, is based on the information you've given us, so the great thing is, the more info you give us, the better we can target you with jobs. Update your profile here to let us understand you better.

Have an easy week on the job search, Readers!

I'm rooting for you,
Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella, Founder

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