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7 Ways to Hire and Retain Talent in Uncertain Times

Hiring freezes, layoffs, venture slowdown . . . we’ve all seen the headlines, and yes, they’re pretty discouraging.  No matter the climate or market o[...]

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Modern Recruiting Tools for Hiring Local and Remote Talent Faster

Introducing a suite of new & improved recruiting tools — the best part, it’s free The recruiting industry is evolving like never before. The pande[...]

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Purpose Jobs is growing—again! Meet the newest team members.

This has been a big year for Purpose Jobs so far. On top of growing our community in emerging tech hubs across the country, we’re also growing our tea[...]

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$180M for Ohio, $329M Venture Fund & this Week's Midwest Tech News

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that smaller cities away from the coasts, like Madison, Wis. and Durham, N.C., have seen a strong increase i[...]

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Meet Matt, Purpose Jobs' new Head of Growth

The Purpose Jobs community is rapidly growing, which means the Purpose Jobs fam is growing, too! We are so excited to welcome Matt Clough, our new Hea[...]

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Purpose Jobs is hiring— come join us!

As a bootstrapped, profitable company, we're always thoughtful about our growth. We only open a few positions a year, and we're always focused on sust[...]

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100 Best Places to Work in Midwest Tech 2022

There’s a reason why Americans are leaving their jobs in record numbers. The Great Resignation/Great Reshuffle is only continuing in 2022 as people le[...]

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2022 Purpose Awards: Meet the Midwest Startup Community Builders

When you think about tech hubs, do you think of the Midwest? Ten years ago, most people didn’t. And right now, many people still think of Silicon Vall[...]

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'State of Columbus Startups' event celebrates growth in tech ecosystem

On October 12th, our Purpose Jobs crew teamed up with OhioX, One Columbus, Drive Capital, TechLife Columbus, Pride Fund 1 and Ohio Impact Fund to virt[...]

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Road Trip With Purpose: 1,000 jobs. 1,000 jobseekers. 1,000 miles.

We’ve always believed in the power of the Midwest, so it’s no surprise that others are finding it a great place to live and work.  Boomerangs are retu[...]

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The Purpose Team is growing... Meet Hannah & Jonathan!

Last month, we hired two new great humans to join our team. We're always very thoughtful about our growth, and we can't be more excited about them bei[...]

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Purpose Jobs is Hiring: Relationship Manager, and Community Manager

We're growing our team! As a bootstrapped, profitable company, we're always thoughtful about our growth. We only open a few positions a year, and we'r[...]

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Meet The Winners of the 2020 Purpose Awards

There’s no doubt that 2020 will go down in the history books. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a national reckoning with racial injustice, record unempl[...]

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The State of The Midwest Startup Community 2020

What makes the Midwest the next opportunity area when it comes to startups and tech? Four startup leaders from across the region would all agree that [...]

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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 man[...]

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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),[...]

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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.  An[...]

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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’[...]

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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 t[...]

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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, ti[...]

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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 [...]

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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 i[...]

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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-[...]

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Finding a Healthy Work/Life Balance in the Midwest

Work/life balance is always relevant but even more so now. So we updated this post on September 21, 2021 with new stats and fun facts. Most everyone n[...]

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Introducing the Purpose Awards

We’re looking for the boldest minds, are you in? The startup community is no stranger to flattery. From executive techies to senior creatives, it seem[...]

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Top Michigan Startups Hiring Now

There are some amazing Michigan startups hiring on purpose.jobs right now, looking for talented people like you. So if you’re a local Michigander, an [...]

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Don’t Miss the Detroit Virtual Job Fair!

Mark your calendars! Are you a local to Detroit and Southeastern Michigan? Are you an expat and want to move home? Do you want to be a local? We’ve go[...]

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5 Reasons a Positive Company Culture Increases Profitability

Investing in a positive company culture is one of the best investments a corporation can make. There are a lot of moving parts that go into how a comp[...]

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The ROI of using purpose.jobs

Re:purpose is a hiring platform where Michigan-based startups and tech companies can find thoroughly-vetted, startup-savvy job seekers and techies loo[...]

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Here’s what you need to know about Detroit Homecoming

Mary Kramer is the co-founder of Detroit Homecoming, a three-day, invite-only event where Detroit expats return to the city, get inspired, and imagine[...]

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HBR says this is how you turn purpose into performance

Helping purpose-driven people find purpose-driven startups is at the heart of all we do. (Hence: “regarding purpose,” or, re:purpose). So when we saw [...]

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How WeWork Used purpose.jobs to Grow their Detroit Team

When WeWork launched in 2010, they wanted to build more than beautifully designed shared office spaces for startups and small businesses. Rather, they[...]

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12 Best Places to Live in Detroit

When I moved back home in 2012 after living in Washington, D.C., as a federal consultant for IBM, finding a place to live in Detroit was relatively ea[...]

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Intermitten Conference

Mark your calendars, friends. Intermitten, the one-day tech conference created to unite, nurture, and celebrate the Midwest tech community is back for[...]

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The key to Talent Acquisition Strategy

How often do you talk about behavior in your startup? If your answer is “not much,” you’re probably not alone. And we get it. You’ve got an endless nu[...]

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Advice from a VP of Engineering Part 3: Building a Dev Team

“Startups have to get their product into the market as fast as possible to compete.” This comes from Jamie Hamilton, the Vice President of Engineering[...]

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Advice from a VP of Engineering Part 2: Becoming a Leader

If you’ve got career ambitions of becoming a leader in your organization, this blog post is for you. Last week we introduced you to Jamie Hamilton, th[...]

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Advice from an Engineering VP Part 1: The Value of Feedback

Feedback. It’s one little word, but it can make or break a great product, a growing business, or a thriving career. The latter was the case for Jamie [...]

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Xeeva Raises Over $40 Million in Funding

Recently we surveyed our community asking what type of content you want to learn about and the top response was news from the local startup community.[...]

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Pursuit for Knowledge is Easier with purpose.jobs

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” —Albert Einstein Conferences. Online courses. Forums. Meet-ups. In the world of startups, [...]

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Michigan Startups Hiring: Detroit & Ann Arbor

UPDATE: Click here to see an updated list of top Michigan startups hiring. A couple weeks ago, I published a blog post (our very first!) that told my [...]

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Celebrating One Year of purpose.jobs with a Gift For You!

One year ago we launched purpose.jobs with the goal of empowering people to pursue their passions by finding a job they love and find purpose in. We k[...]