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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 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 tha[...]

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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[...]

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6 Questions to Ask in Your Next Interview

We hope you’ve heard this advice before, and taken it to heart: during a job interview, remember that you’re interviewing the company just as much as [...]

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10 Michigan Startups That Are Hiring

Want to redefine your career with a new job at a tech company in Michigan you love? Read on. In this post, we’re showcasing 10 Michigan tech startups [...]

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A Final Toast to 2017 (and a peek into 2018)

There’s a lot to be grateful for. Our city. Our talent. Our employers. Our future. We opened up our doors less than nine months ago, and thanks to all[...]

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November 2017: Detroit Startup Events & Recent News

Staying on top of Detroit startup events is kind of our thing. Why? Because the energy in Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is contagious. It’s vibr[...]

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How One Software Engineer Found Her Dream Job

What are the best jobs for software engineers? And how do you really know what it’s like to work at a company before you actually work there? This que[...]

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October 2017: Detroit Startup Events + Recent News

At purpose.jobs, part of our job is staying involved in the local startup community. And we have to say: it feels pretty damned good. If you’ve ever w[...]

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How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Nowadays, it seems like everyone has advice or tips to become a successful entrepreneur. There's a lot of noise, but not much signal. Who's advice can[...]

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Coffee In Detroit: 11 Local Spots You Should Know About

Call this post our ode to coffee in Detroit. We think Motor City coffee shops deserve a moment in the spotlight, because let’s face it: life without o[...]

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Detroit: The City Where Startups Come True

To join or build a successful startup company (i.e., startups with plenty of dollars to grow and some of the best talent in the industry), you’ve got [...]

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Behind the Scenes: Duo Security & Ashley Vartyak

Many startup companies launch with the intent of creating the perfect mix of culture and financial autonomy. Although inspiration and pure grit are ne[...]

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The New Branding Playbook

Consider the old school branding playbook: Brands were defined by taglines and ad budgets. The bigger the pile of cash, the "better" the brand. Today,[...]

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Breaking Down Our Core Values

When I was a kid, there were a few things I could always count on. First, that I was never going to play in the NBA. Just wasn’t in the genetic cards.[...]