October, 2013

  1. The iPad Air →

    I’ve surprised myself by considering the iPad Air as an upgrade for my current iPad mini. The big draw for me is a larger physical wireframing canvas and a larger window for web browsing.

  2. How to Use Twitter Lists

    I’ve written before about Twitter lists; I feel it’s an underrated feature of the service. However, I’m lazy and habitual. Even though TweetBot makes it easy to switch between lists, I rarely do. I can’t keep up with everyone I want to follow on Twitter in a single stream. By grouping folks into lists, I…

  3. When I see someone describe themselves as a “seasoned professional” on LinkedIn I always wonder what they are seasoned with.

  4. Quit! #40: Getting Through the Door →

    One thing irritated me, though: it sounds like his assumption is that job postings need not list the position’s salary or a salary range, which should instead be negotiated in the interview. When I was job-hunting, this always drove me nuts.

    I’m sure that’s the case, but as an employer it’s not feasible unless you have a very narrowly defined position. At Crowd Favorite we hire the best people (for our team) we can find. It’s not uncommon for this to result in a change the original definition of the position to fit an awesome candidate (knowing that we need to make another adjustment elsewhere).

    Since the position is flexible, the compensation is as well. I fear that putting out a tight salary range would cause us to lose out on a great potential teammate. Likewise, we don’t post many hard requirements in our job postings; instead we focus on outlining the skills people need to be successful in our environment.

    (Apologies for the meta nature of posting on someone else’s link post – I have not listened to the originanating podcast episode yet.)