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Ryan Landau

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Low cost, high reward: new report shows Midwest tech jobs pay off

There are so many reasons why we love living and working in the Midwest—booming tech hubs, tight communities, laid-back lifestyles… It’s something many boomerangs are re-experiencing as they return to the Midwest after years in Silicon Valley. Because they’re realizing what the data clearly show: Working and living in the Midwest pays off.  We team[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

These 8 startups are among the top in the Midwest—and the U.S.

Why were there only two Midwest startups on LinkedIn’s recent list of the top 50 startups on the rise?  Cameo, based in Chicago (as well as remotely), and Seamless.AI, based in Columbus, are really awesome startups, and we were so happy to see them on the list. We just think LinkedIn missed a couple more major Midwest players.  There’s this myth th[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Culture contribution: why we no longer say ‘culture fit’

We’ll be the first to say that we are always learning. That’s what we do at startups—we listen, learn, think, embrace new ideas, and make changes.  And we learned something really important recently, so I wanted to tell you about a change we’re making.  Back in June, we hosted a Diversity and Inclusion Panel via Zoom. I hope you joined us for it an[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Big News: purpose.jobs Expands to Columbus, OH

Three years ago we started purpose.jobs to help people find jobs they love in the Midwest.  We started in Detroit because Detroit is our home, and it’s one of the best cities for startup jobs. What’s even better? It’s surrounded by other amazing cities in the Midwest that are at the top of the startup game.  For years now the Midwest has been growi[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

5 Job Hunting Tips for Finding a Purposeful Career

Finding a job can often be frustrating and challenging—and it only gets harder during a pandemic. There’s record unemployment right now, which makes the talent pool extra large right now—and finding a job extra daunting.  But we’re breaking down some best practices and job hunting tips that will make searching for job opportunities—whether that’s d[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

welcome to purpose.jobs

Three years ago, I started re:purpose because I wanted to help people find jobs they loved.  The process of finding a new job can feel frustrating, time-consuming, and not very human. So I wanted to create a platform that centered around community, education, culture, and purpose.  With the help of an amazing team, we built re:purpose into a commun[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Our Response to COVID-19: We’re on Team You

These are unbelievably tough times for everyone, everywhere. But for small businesses, these are defining moments. Companies are wondering if and how they’ll stay afloat. Really incredible people are losing their jobs, not due to lack of effort but simply due to lack of funds and a general air of uncertainty that surrounds us all. The natural insti[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Top 11 Mobility Leaders and Companies in Detroit

Automated, safe, and personalized travel on demand - the future is here, and it’s on display all over Detroit. The birthplace of the automobile sure is a fitting place for companies taking on the future of mobility, right? Entrepreneurs big and small are leading the conversation on electric, urban and autonomous mobility in our city, impacting how [...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

State of Michigan Tech Compensation 2019

How much should I get paid? How much should I be paying? Thes are the questions we're asked everyday. But, like most important things, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. But you knew that. And that's why you're here. Let me guess, you've already visited 100 salary sites in search of the perfect number, only to find varying ranges and figures that[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

Finding a Healthy Work/Life Balance in Michigan

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We agree, Jack! Most everyone needs to work to pay the bills –  but does that mean it’s the only thing that you should be doing with your life? We certainly don’t think so! We believe it’s vital to maintain a healthy work/life balance, and luckily for us, we find that easy to do here in Michigan. In addit[...]