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Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Purpose Slack Community grows to nearly 500 members in 2 months

Wow. It’s only been two months since I, alongside the Purpose team, took a new and bold step to launch Purpose Community, a free Slack workspace dedic[...]

Kristina Mercier

By Kristina Mercier

Hiring for Strengths-Awareness in the Great Reimagination of Work

This is the third blog in a three-part series on strengths-awareness. Check out the first post on bringing your best self to work in an age of uncerta[...]

Kristina Mercier

By Kristina Mercier

Optimizing strengths for better work performance & work-life fulfillment

This is the second blog in a three-part series on strengths-awareness. Check out the first post: The Power of Strengths-Awareness: Bringing your best [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Discord community helps tech founders build authentic relationships

In a world that’s so connected, it can often be hard to feel, well, connected. This realization happened for Paul Jones when sitting at a conference, [...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

We’re launching a Slack community!

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Purpose Jobs. We want to help people connect, learn and grow in their community — and in ours. We eve[...]

Kristina Mercier

By Kristina Mercier

The Power of Strengths-Awareness: Bringing your best self to work in an age of uncertainty

2020 ushered in unprecedented changes to our work and whole life experience. While we feel some relief from the ravages of the pandemic and political [...]

Hannah Slover

By Hannah Slover

Every question you have about resumes now answered

Resumes get you the interview. Interviews get you the job. But resumes are very subjective. Just about every person you talk to will share different a[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

People Collective helps HR community navigate the new normal of work

When companies around the world were forced to go remote because of COVID-19, HR and people operations folks felt an enormous amount of pressure and w[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

How To Keep Your Diversity & Inclusion Plan Going

It’s been over a year since the murder of George Floyd launched the country into a time of racial reckoning. For many, it was more than a moment (to q[...]

Jackie Cayden

By Jackie Cayden

Employee Engagement Tips for Retaining Great Talent

In April, four million people (equivalent to 2.7% of the American workforce) quit their jobs—a record high since 2000. Now, as 41% of workers worldwid[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

7 mindfulness exercises to reduce stress at a tech job

Tech jobs can be hectic, and stress from the pandemic and non-stop work from home demands have 70% of tech workers reporting exhaustion. Tech workers [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Apple & MSU launch first U.S. Developer Academy to empower Detroiters

Last month, MSU opened student applications for its new Apple Developer Academy. The program is the first and only to be launched in the U.S. and will[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Building resilience plus more mental well-being strategies for work

As we know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While this topic has always been important, the past year has only worsened the mental health crisis[...]

One America Works

By One America Works

Best Cities for Working: Finding the Best Job Networks

The economic effects of the last year have created and accelerated career opportunities in some unlikely ways. Many high skilled tech workers are now [...]

Alex Simmons

By Alex Simmons

Workplace Wellness: Why Mental Health is a Top Employee Benefit

My own mental well-being journey began outside of the workplace because, well, most workplaces don’t have sufficient resources for people.  It can be [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Building Your Employer Brand To Attract Top Talent

What does it take to attract top talent in a competitive job market? The answer goes beyond benefits: it involves good employer branding.  What is emp[...]

One America Works

By One America Works

Balance Your Earning Potential With Cost of Living

High growth tech jobs are popping up all around the country. You can find job boards with amazing careers in a number of places and career fairs with [...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

Post-COVID Recruiting Trends: What's Changing about How We Hire

A lot is changing about how we work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, but what about how companies hire? COVID has shifted priorities for ma[...]

Patrick Young

By Patrick Young

Have A Disability? Look For Companies That Offer These Benefits

As a person with a disability, you may have found the job market difficult to navigate. For a long time, there’s been a stigma associated with having [...]

Jason Kemp

By Jason Kemp

Recruiting Tools: What is a Success Profile & How to Use One

A success profile is a great tool for recruiters to use when planning for a new open role at the company. It’s a description of a role in terms of its[...]

Jason Kemp

By Jason Kemp

Writing a job description? Use this template.

Hiring the right person requires a great job description.  And while they’re often treated like wish lists by recruiters, candidates are looking throu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Candidates Should Ask These 6 Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. It's something many startups and tech companies say they value and are actively working on. But the truth [...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ask a Recruiter: Job Hunting Advice, Interview Tips & Resume Help

On January 26th, we hosted a virtual AMA with top recruiter Jamie Koblinski. She answered questions from the community about writing a good resume, pr[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

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 [...]

Jessica Willis

By Jessica Willis

How to Balance Having Fun and Saving Money When You’re on a Tight Budget

Do I pay off my student loans or save for my retirement? The answer is both! While it's totally fine to have debt, you'll want to make a plan to pay i[...]

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 man[...]

Alexa Goins, Kenzie Academy

By Alexa Goins, Kenzie Academy

6 Traits Every Successful Remote Employee Has

Looking for a new position in the COVID job economy? Interested in upping your game as a remote worker? If you answered “yes” to either of these quest[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Cahoots launches diversity scholarship, offers more than desk space

Created by founders for founders, Cahoots is a coworking tech hub that’s fostering a community for Ann Arbor tech companies and entrepreneurs. And now[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

How to Write a Job Description that Brings in Top Tech Talent

“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

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

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

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[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Entrepreneurial Report Shows Positive Outlook for Detroit Startups

With the rise of pandemic panic, people are craving data about the state of Detroit’s economy. Luckily our friends at EntryPoint just released their E[...]

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[...]

Ashley Lundquist

By Ashley Lundquist

Detroit Startup Hiring Guide

Starting a business is hard, but successfully growing one is harder. Detroit entrepreneurs are cut from a cloth woven thick with ambition, innovation [...]

Ashley Lundquist

By Ashley Lundquist

How to Be a Unicorn Company

There are less than 300 hundred worldwide, making them incredibly rare and highly coveted. More elusive than the latest Jordan drop or a pair of Beyon[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 5 Highest Paid Startup Salaries

Make no mistake—Money isn't everything, but it sure does help. And while talking salary isn't anything new, it's still pretty taboo. So why is it that[...]

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-[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

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[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

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[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

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 [...]