Goziak is an online service that helps organize and search job openings posted on Twitter. Although you can use the service to apply to jobs, it functions best as a research tool, Suzanne Lucas writes.
Economic uncertainty is making companies quick to react to market data while hiring, according to ManpowerGroup chief Jeffrey Joerres. "We're getting little spurts of decent labor market numbers, and then it slides back down," he said, noting that erratic hiring patterns will likely continue into next year.
Spindle, a provider of local news and other push notifications to iOS devices, reported that it has been acquired by Twitter. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Spindle will shut down its existing service, and its employees will relocate to Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco.
Job seekers often make several mistakes such as not knowing the value of their skills in the marketplace and trying to negotiate a salary during the interview, Hannah Morgan says. "Wait until you hear the magic words 'We would like to offer you the job starting on X date and making $Y.' This is your signal to begin negotiating," she writes.
A new company called CareerSonar creates a list of job openings at companies where you have LinkedIn and Facebook contacts, Suzanne Lucas writes. The service is a "simple way to see what is available at companies where you already know someone," she writes.
It's not illegal for bosses to require salaried employees to work a specific amount of hours, but if your boss is being nitpicky about your time on the job, there could be an underlying cause, Suzanne Lucas writes. "Sit down with you manager and ask -- nicely -- if there is some problem she's hoping to eliminate a particular problem in cracking down on hours," she advises.