This Hired Guns client, an innovative health tech organization, is on the hunt for a Program Management superstar to play a key role in a huge, and we mean HUGE website relaunch.
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It was a dark and stormy night, and a computer science guru was trapped in a soulless job analyzing random programs that signified nothing. Then that guru turned his weary gaze to the rain pouring outside and wished he could use his prodigious skills to help the general public. For instance, wouldn’t everyone like to know why storms formed, and what cold fronts were, and wouldn’t these potential weather geeks like reliable computer programs that could help them understand the larger weather world around them? Ah, yes: you know they would. If you’re still reading, you, too, just might be a computer science guru pining for a life of meaning. And weather.
Some people out there are crazy enough about weather to chase tornadoes in tricked-out trucks armored like something out of Mad Max. Others are superfans of Twister (Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt!) and look forward to the never-ending Sharknado sequels. Still others compulsively check the weather apps on their phones or rig up complicated digital equipment in their homes to keep their pulse on every degree change and air pressure variation. Old-school barometers and thermometers? That’s baby stuff. But whether they know it or not, these atmosphere aficionadoes depend on a steady flow of data to satisfy their weather cravings. And that’s where you come in.
There comes a time in everyone’s life when one must choose. What do you want to be doing with your life? Where do you want to spend your time? If you work with software, there are many paths open to you, so you have uncommon freedom in determining the answers to these questions. Read on if you want to learn about a cool opportunity that will test your skills while widening your horizons.
The winds of change, they keep on a-blowing, and our distinguished client, a world leader in delivering weather-related content on various platforms, is changing, too. That means expanding its slew of products with a renewed focus on the digital world. As part of that effort, the company needs a terrifyingly gifted senior designer to conceive the products that will be rolled out across various digital properties. If you have remarkable talent for product design, outstanding people skills, and a strong interest in weather-related content, then scroll, friend, scroll.
You don’t become the most trusted source of weather content by hiring slouches, and our client has indeed become such a source. It therefore seeks a top-notch senior off-camera meteorologist with first-class forecasting skills, a burning desire to share weather-related stories, and an eagerness to provide weather content and video products on various digital platforms.
It don’t rain but it pours, and one of the world’s very biggest names in delivering weather-related content is making a whole slew of hires on the digital side, including a product designer for community content. If the gig goes to you, you’ll be brainstorming, conceiving, designing and managing the rollout of groundbreaking products that will serve to coalesce the user audience into a discernible community.
Our client, which has been way out ahead of the pack for years, delivering much-sought-after weather-related info on TV and digital, needs a new lead product designer to help build out its already impressive web presence. It’s a period of expansion, rethinking and revamping, so if you bring first-rate design skills combined with that rare ability to keep it fresh while keeping it real, please let us know.
One of the few true giants in weather media is looking for a highly trained, super-motivated meteorologist to join its digital team. We’d like to hear from you if your skillset happens to combine first-rate forecasting skills with an irrepressible urge to share your love of the weather with the public through both conventional reporting and innovative storytelling.
Our client isn’t in the scientific media business. They’re in the empire business. Okay, they are in the scientific media business, but the scope and reach of said business is at an Imperial level. This is the Google of the scientific space, and they’re looking for a kick ass Ad Quality Product Manager to join their digital team.
When is it ok to quit? How do we know when it’s better to cut our losses and move on? What about “sunk costs” that cause us to dig ourselves into an even deeper hole? How do we decide when to drop something and when to persevere? How do we determine whether to give something (or someone) a second or third or tenth chance vs. when to say, “that’s it…enough is enough”?
Is the calendar trying to tell us something? As I wrote last week in my post, “It’s Leap Year…So Why Not Take That Leap!” sometimes we just need something like a Leap Day to give us that extra nudge. Last Friday’s March 4th date hinted…
Mediabistro’s Joel Schwartzberg recently asked the top players in the recruiting business how to read between the lines of a job description. Among a series of great tips by experts, Hired Guns Founder Allison Hemming recommended that candidates be wary of listings that focus on personality over skills.
That’s a Novel Idea! How Reading Literature (and Other Non-Business Books) Can Benefit You at Work and in Life
As an entrepreneur who runs a management consulting firm and teaches a graduate course in “Leadership & Team Building” at NYU, most people assume that I have a degree in business. But I don’t. I was an English literature major. And while I LOVE…
On January 16, Hired Guns founder Allison Hemming was featured in a full page article written by Crain’s writer Cara Eisenpress. The article notes Hemming’s dramatic success in building an agency that both attracts and services the top digital creative talent in New York and…
In a previous post, I talked about the “unmade beds” in our lives. Those messy distractions that drain our energy, keep us from focusing, and stand in the way of getting any “real work” done. But once you’ve made the bed and sat down at your…
Holiday Wrapping: 7 Productivity Tips to Help You Wrap Up 2015 and Get the New Year Off to a Flying Start
The last couple of weeks of December is the perfect time to take stock – not only of whether you’ve been naughty or nice over the past year – but of what you’ve accomplished, and where you need to focus your time, attention, and energy to set yourself up for success in 2016.
Thanksgiving is a time of family, friends, food, frivolity, and fun.
But why not turn this Thanksgiving into “Thinks-giving” by giving some serious thought to those who have had a positive influence on your life and/or your career…and then letting them know that.
We all want to be liked.
But if you had to choose between being liked, admired, respected, or trusted which would you choose?
If you could only pick one, would you rather have a boss that you liked, that you admired, that you respected, or that you trusted?
In addition to having been one of the greatest ballplayers and most iconic baseball figures of all time, Yogi Berra, who passed away last week at the age of 90, was, of course, in many ways, almost as well-known for his wonderful way…
Let The Hired Guns Academy create a custom curriculum for your organization. Our breakthrough courses on personal brand management, marketing, social media, and more will get your people armed, dangerous, geared up for excellence, and ready to become thought leaders for your company. The instructors…
At a Glance: Stressed about your thesis? Tired of everyone asking you if you have a job yet? Need a break? Unsure about what you want? Does that freak you out? Then you need to come to this event. Take a break from your priorities.…
Join us for the spring Toasted Almonds creative industries networking event! Enjoy light snacks, drinks, and plenty of chances to share bright ideas and make valuable creative industry connections. Space is limited to 100, so please RSVP NOW. Tickets are $15 until April 21st, $20…
Please save the date for an evening in Madison Square Park under a clear top tent on the historic Oval Lawn to honor Fiona Angelini & Jamie Welch and to celebrate Mad. Sq. Moments. Hosted by Madison Square Park Conservancy, the evening will feature a…
Big Bling, a forty-foot high, temporary multi-tier structure will be Mad. Sq. Art’s thirty-third public art exhibition. Madison Square Park Conservancy and American sculptor Martin Puryear today announced a major public sculpture, Big Bling, to be on view in Madison Square Park from May 16,…