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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How to Write a Job Description that Brings in the Right Candidates

“It’s just a job description. It’s not a big deal.” That’s the first mistake companies make when it comes to writing job descriptions. Because the tru[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top 5 Midwest Venture Capital Firms in 2020

Ever wonder what powers the top Midwest startups and tech scene? Well, it’s a whole lot of good ideas, smart people to execute them, and, of course, c[...]

Brian Hough

By Brian Hough

Taking a Page from the Midwest Playbook: What Tech Giants Could Learn as they Move Inland

After so many years of this myth that nothing’s going on in the Midwest, the secret’s out, and people are finally taking notice of the Heartland.  Wit[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Meet Tandem, the Columbus startup creating a free marketplace for childcare

Even though Tandem has only been around for about ten months, CEO and co-founder Olivia Weinstock has been connecting families and babysitters for qui[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

8 Reasons You’ll Love Working and Living in the Midwest

With the rise of remote work becoming more and more common, even at coastal tech giants like Facebook and Twitter, people are looking at the Midwest i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Duo Blueprint: How Ann Arbor's Duo Security is Changing the Midwest Startup Scene

“Our small city of freaks and geeks, fast learners, and team players has been a crucible for startups,” said Dug Song, Co-founder & General Manager of[...]

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.  An[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Becoming Better Allies: How Tech Companies can Build More Inclusive Cultures

When it comes to inclusion initiatives, Daniel Young says he learned from one of the best. Before founding Circadian Risk in Ann Arbor, Daniel worked [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Keep That Same Energy: What We Learned at the Diversity and Inclusion Panel

On June 23rd, purpose.jobs and DVP hosted a virtual panel discussion on diversity and inclusion. We had nearly 200 people join us on Zoom from various[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Dynatrace Detroit: a Software Company Growing on and off the Field

“Normally you walk into a lobby. But for us, our “lobby” is the field.” Ford Field, that is. You know, home of the Lions—and the #DynatraceDetroit tea[...]

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’[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Anti-Racist Actions Startup Founders can Take to be More Inclusive

There’s no doubt that companies, big and small, can have a huge influence on a community. And being a founder, a CEO, a “boss,” and a leader comes wit[...]

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 t[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Columbus Startups to Watch in 2020

The list is out for 2021! Check out the Top Columbus Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021. The researchers have spoken—Columbus is the 9th bes[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

A Guide to Metro Detroit's Best Carryout Ice Cream Shops

It’s getting warmer which means one thing–ice cream season. Though I’m not opposed to eating ice cream in the colder months, there’s nothing like a go[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Best Places to Live in Columbus

Moving to a new city can be challenging. Trying to find the right neighborhood, the right apartment, worrying about your commute time… It can be daunt[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Columbus Startups Hiring Now

Columbus is a hotbed for fast-growing startups and tech companies. We featured a few of them on our list of the top startups in the Midwest, but there[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Your Detroit Reading List: 11 Books For Quarantine

Staying busy and connected to the community can feel challenging when you have to shelter in place. You can go hiking at local parks, or watch cool De[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

On The Dequindre Cut, Bea’s Turns Helping Small Businesses into an Art Form

It started in 2019 as a silly idea on April Fool’s Day—to buy one of the smallest parcels of land in Detroit. “I saw a listing on April Fool’s Day for[...]

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, ti[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

9 Reasons You’ll Love Living and Working in Columbus

Columbus, OH is one of those cities that kind of has it all. Midwestern hospitality, affordability, tech jobs, beauty—oh, and amazing ice cream.  It’s[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The 12 Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit

The weather is getting nicer, but too bad we're all stuck inside, right? Wrong. The governor's stay-at-home order still allows for outdoor activity, i[...]

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 [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Five Tips For Maintaining Company Culture While Working Remotely

If you work with a great team, I’m guessing you miss working with them face to face. I certainly miss seeing my team in the office every day.  I miss [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Coronavirus sparks hiring spree for these startup and tech companies

We recently hosted our first ever virtual career fair. At a time like this when setbacks and panic from COVID-19 are already causing layoffs, the virt[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Bea’s to Host Don’t Bea Afraid: A Virtual Event for Small Businesses in Detroit

There’s no denying that this is a strange and scary time for people. Aside from all the major and serious health concerns about COVID-19 and how to su[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Ann Arbor Startups To Watch In 2020

The list is out for 2021! Check out the Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies to Watch in 2021 Ann Arbor is usually known for the University of Michigan, but i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Good Humans Spotlight: Detroit Black Tech Supports Underrepresented Developers

I love seeing #BlackTechFacts pop up on social media during Black History Month. But let’s face it, we all know it’s not enough. In the tech world, Bl[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

The Top Detroit Startups To Watch In 2020

Edit: For an updated list of the top Detroit startups, check out the Top Detroit Startups to Watch in 2021. Have you ever felt completely drained by w[...]

Tara Taylor

By Tara Taylor

Top 5 blog posts of 2019

I don’t know about you but over here at purpose.jobs we’ve been doing some major reflecting on 2019. And all we have to say is, WOW. What an incredibl[...]

Belal Tiba

By Belal Tiba

Benefits 101: Everything You Need to Know About Startup Benefits

In life, there are necessities, there are comforts and then there are extravagances. The world of startup benefits is no different. As a member of the[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

4 Questions to Ask Yourself to Create A Better Employee Experience

What can you do with 90,000 hours? For most Americans, it's work. The average American will spend roughly one-third of their life clocked into their 9[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

What are Gender Neutral Pronouns & How to Use Them

We have some big news. As of today, the re:purpose platform now gives candidates the opportunity to display the pronouns they want to be addressed by.[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 6 Venture Capital Investors in the Midwest

Want to know where the money's at? It's right here in the midwest. More specifically, the Great Lakes region. Venture capitalists are looking outside [...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Detroit Female Founders to Watch

The Detroit startup community is home to a tight group of female entrepreneurs who are changing the game across the tech and consumer goods industries[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

How to Write a Job Description

Growing your team just got easier. We partnered with Google For Startups to bring you the play-by-play on how to attract the best talent by perfecting[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Design-Driven Cannabis Startup, Pleasantrees, Raises $6.4M in Series A

Detroit-based luxury cannabis startup, Pleasantrees, announced a successful Series A funding round, raising $6.4 million in preparation for the launch[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Celebrity Investors from the Midwest

The midwest is packed with entrepreneurial talent, and the world is taking notice. From Motown to the Motor City, Detroit has a rich history of busine[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Michigan Startup, Rivian, Secures $350M Investment

Plymouth-based electric truck manufacture, Rivian, secured $350 million in investments this week, making it the company's third public investment of 2[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Best Detroit Startups for Full-Stack Developers

From building APIs to collaborating with product and design, the life of a full-stack developer is a busy one. We know what you've been through. That'[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startups on the Rise: Argo AI

In the race for accessible and modern mobility, a local startup is on a mission to improve the way the world moves. Meet Argo AI. With a self-proclaim[...]

Dave Corcoran

By Dave Corcoran

Startup Guide to Remote Work

There's a longstanding rumor that hangs heavy over the startup community. The word 'startup' alone insinuates endless hours spent cramped in an office[...]