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WordPress Layoffs: Some Resources

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Michelle Frechette
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It's been a common conversation lately. More and more companies have been reducing their staffs through layoffs. Concerning at least, terrifying at most. And as we seem to be entering (or are already into) a recession, it feels like it…
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Hiring for Skill or Character?

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Talisha Lewallen
CareersGet Hired Blog
“Talent got you in the door, but character will keep you in the room.” Hiring new employees costs a company an average of $4,000 an employee. Hiring the right people will save your company money, as well as employee retention. …

Shifting to a new role to build the WordPress workforce

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Talisha Lewallen
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Most of you know me as the Director of Operations for Post Status. As of July 1st, I will be on a new adventure of my own with Cory Miller at my side. Over the last few months, I have…

Marketing Jobs in WordPress with Terry Trout

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Michelle Frechette
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Welcome to season two of the Post Status Get Hired podcast! In this episode, Michelle Frechette speaks with Terry Trout from Nexcess about what she looks for when hiring in marketing, where she posts job listings, and what the most important factors…

How should you explain gaps in your résumé and work history?

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Dan Knauss
CareersGet Hired Blog
Career Development and Job Search Tips I spent the better part of ten to fifteen years as the at-home parent for (eventually) four girls. During that time I was also a WordPress and open-source freelancer, a volunteer and board member…

Post Status Get Hired Webinar: Building Your Resume

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Michelle Frechette
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Building a résumé is always a challenge. Sometimes it feels especially daunting, but with a few tips, some organization, and some time to make it shine, it is one of your greatest tools for finding a new job. In this…

WordPress/Life Balance

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Michelle Frechette
BusinessGet Hired Blog
When work is WordPress, it's hard to figure out where the balance part is. Sure, I pack up at around 5:00 PM each day and go home, but my interaction with the WordPress community doesn't end with my workday. So…

Business Member Spotlight: Codeable

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Michelle Frechette
BusinessGet Hired Blog
(Codeable is our first Business Member Spotlight in our new series highlighting business members.) The WordPress ecosystem is fascinating. From huge corporations to freelancers to bloggers and mom-and-pop type shops, WordPress is a common thread that pulls us all together.…

Kicking Off Our First WordPress Career Conference

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Lindsey Miller
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Today is a big day in the Post Status world. We are kicking off our first Career Summit, spearheaded by Michelle Frechette. Come listen and talk with 15 experts on topics for job seekers and those who do the hiring!…

What Agencies are Looking for in Your Code

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Robert Windisch
CareersDevelopment
Don't show up without trousers for an interview. As ridiculous as that advice might seem, there are many situations where you need to be careful not to overlook crucial elements that would help secure a job within an agency.  Nowadays,…

A Month Full of Events

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Lindsey Miller
CareersGet Hired Blog
April is a month full of events with some big companies working hard to educate us and give us space to come together. We have our WP Career Summit on April 8. We’re thankful for Michelle Frechette, who has been…

The Misanthropic Dev: A Tonic for Toxic Positivity

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David Bisset
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If you believe hard work will get you rewarded and things will just sort of work out, James Hollingshead — The Misanthropic Developer — begs to differ. You need to make yourself visible, and this is not about being humble:…

Who is Get Hired For?

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Dan Knauss
DesignGet Hired Blog
Our goal with Get Hired is to help open your eyes to the possibilities waiting for you with thousands of employers in the ecosystem of products, services, and agencies that serve and make up the WordPress ecosystem — currently 40%+…

How Can We Increase Qualified Applicants for WordPress Jobs?

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Courtney Robertson
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Have you heard? There are jobs in the WordPress industry — lots of jobs and many different roles. See the job postings on the Post Status Job Board, WordPress Jobs, and even LinkedIn Jobs.  There are a lot of job…

WP Career Summit News

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Michelle Frechette
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The site is live! The Call for Speakers is live! The Call for Sponsors is live! Registration is open! The first ever WordPress Career Summit is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 9am-5pm CDT. What we have planned: 7 sessions for…

How Is Your Elevator Speech?

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Michelle Frechette
BusinessGet Hired Blog
Your elevator speech may not be doing its job. You network. You go to WordCamps, trade shows, meetups, and vendor fairs. You attend seminars and conferences. But you don’t seem to get new business, or even get noticed at all.…
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