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Amazon's Simone Porter Says Tailoring Your Resume Is The Key To Landing The Job

Amazon employs 1.3 million people worldwide, 950,000 of which work in the U.S. That means one in every 153 American workers is an Amazon employee, Business Insider reports, and the tech giant also boasts a team of 1,200 recruiters. Simone Porter is a part of Amazon’s recruitment team. She focuses on attracting talent for non-tech roles. She’s been working for the company for roughly four and a half years in various roles, so she knows what it takes to land a job and climb the ladder. In case you missed it, Porter shared some of her recruiting and hiring tips at AfroTech Conference during her “Getting Hired Hacks: The Resume that Wins the Job” solo session. And it is safe to say, she took a deep dive into how to personalize your resume and make it stand out. “You can think of the resume as your 30 second, written elevator pitch,” Porter said in the AfroTech metaverse. “It’s the way that you are able to brand yourself in a short amount of time and describe who you are in a very clear,...

Michelai Graham

Nov 18, 2021

African Talent Recruitment Company TalentQL Joins Techstars Toronto to Pursue Global Expansion

TalentQL — a Nigerian talent outsourcing and incubator company — announced today its entry into Techstars Toronto’s class of 2021 to kickstart its operations in East Africa as it eyes plans for global expansion, Techpoint Africa reports. TalentQL will join the accelerator alongside nine other tech startups and also receive $120,000 in funding to support their business. TalentQL — founded by serial entrepreneurs Adewale Yusuf, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Akintunde Sultan — was officially launched last November in an effort to strengthen Africa’s developer talent space to assist international companies in search of new talent. According to the startup, its efforts were fueled by its desire to help democratize opportunity for Africa’s top tech talents to get noticed and offered more prime job opportunities. You heard the news! We’re excited to be part of @techstars Toronto Accelerators 2021 Cohort. More than ever, we are committed to providing innovative companies with top vetted tech talents...

Njera Perkins

Mar 30, 2021