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Looking for a job post-grad? November 29, 2008

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The Twitter Talent Network is a good place to start. Powered by jobscore‘s super-proprietary resume service and job recommendation engine thingy, you can post your resume and, as a bonus, link your account to your LinkedIn profile. (You do have a LinkedIn profile, don’t you? No? Well, go get one!)

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Amazon’s LibraryThing Competitor April 27, 2008

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Just found out about this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/ays, which Amazon calls Your Media Library. Looks an awful lot, at first blush, like a LibraryThing clone:

“Your Media Library on Amazon.com provides you with tools to catalog your media collection, share information, ratings and comments with other Amazon.com users, and discover what other people are reading, listening to, and viewing. You also have easy download access your digital purchases, such as Amazon Unbox videos, eDocs, Amazon Upgrade books, and Amazon Shorts. With quick links to IMDB, Amazon’s extensive media catalog, and our library of song samples, you have all the information you need about movies, books, and music all in one place. Organize, share, and discover!”

They’re also hiring software engineers. Interestingly, the job description calls Your Media Library a “standalone website”, so they may be considering spinning it off.

Anybody want to work for Google? January 30, 2008

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They are hiring an Interaction Designer at the Seattle/Kirkland location:
http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/answer.py?answer=23691

Especially interested in those with an academic background in human computer interaction.

Jennifer