What are Today’s Most Popular IT Skills?

The IT industry is hot (again), and the question that I’m being asked a lot by people who are looking for a job or starting their career in the industry is: “what are the skills that are popular today in the job market?” Usually in my answer I sight all the new and cool stuff that makes a lot buzz lately like HTML5, Mobile, jNode, NoSQL etc. but in the back of my mind I was always wondering if I’m giving a good advice (and by “good” I mean data backed). Finally I decided to consult with the data (which […]

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Come to Cangrade and Feel Like in Switzerland

If you are using Cangrade for hiring or being hired you must have noticed that a lot of things started to look differently lately. That is because in the last few months we worked hard on giving Cangrade a new look. This is our way of saying “we care about our users, and we want them to feel comfortable when they use Cangrade.” When we started thinking about the new visual style, we were looking for an inspiration – something professional yet warm and friendly. Our train of thought was this: If Cangrade was the place where employers and candidates […]

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Cangrade Column in iLab

It’s hard to keep up with all the news that happen in Cangrade but among other things we have moved in to Harvard’s i-Lab – an awesome, awesome space with unbelievable energy of inovation and entrepreneurship. Here is Jacob (our visualization artist) completing a little column art project…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nh9VKYxS64

Do Unconscious Biases Make You Choose the Wrong People?

If you were choosing a partner to compete alongside you in a quiz show, upon what would you base your decision?  Intelligence?  Quiz show experience?  What about how fat or thin his or her face is? Most of us understand that we can be unconsciously biased.  Even Jesse Jackson, the famous African-American politician and activist, admits to being relieved when hearing footsteps behind him, he looks over his shoulder and sees a white guy.  Such unintentional biases can translate to hiring decisions.  Studies have shown that sending otherwise identical resumes to employers yields callbacks more often when the name of […]

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Cangrade Welcomes Gunjan!

A huge Cangrade welcome to Gunjan Aggarwal, SPHR. Gunjan is the Global Head of Talent Management, Organization Development and Staffing at Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, and brings over 14 years of experience in senior HR roles across US, UK, Switzerland and India to the Cangrade team (full bio is here). We are absolutely thrilled to have one of the best practitioners in the world sharing her real hands on experience and insights! Although my phone does not take the best pictures- this is Gunjan working with our science team to develop some very exciting new product and research lines. Gunjan […]

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