You’re a social WHAT?! Not long ago if you tried explaining the role of a Social Media Manager to your parents or someone from their generation, you were likely to get a blank stare, a look of serious confusion, or a flood of questions. Insta WHAT?! Facebook WHO?! My, how the times have changed. Social media is now a daily norm for most people, influencing many facets of personal and professional life. According to LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing was the hottest skill of 2013.
Seattle-based mobile advertising firm Marchex decided to rank the jobs that get yelled at the most over the phone. They found that folks working in tech could expect to get chewed out more than almost any other job.
There's something about the disposition of people who start tech companies that makes them want to think up weird job titles -- even though a goofy nameplate can mean a confusing conversation for the title holder at his or her next job interview. But now, courtesy of the internet, we bring you three titles that prove, definitively, that tech job titles bear no resemblance to the job they supposedly describe.
Computer Science Education Week is wrapping up this weekend, and if you're in a non-computer science field, but computer science, particularly learning to code, is becoming important to all of us, in every type of job.
When women become leaders at tech companies, it's big news. This is partly because of the role they have in changing both their companies and the work world -- see Sandberg, Sheryl, and Mayer, Marissa -- but it's also partly because powerful women in tech are still somewhat rare.