CLONMEL -- One of the most important facets of a CV is the level of qualification documented on it. University College Dublin is helping to widen access to non-traditional students, thus enhancing their ability to earn a college degree. The move deserves emulation by the rest of the Irish higher education system.
LAOIS -- County Laois needs to recruit a Projects Officer to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the county, provide guidance and support to promoters and motivate SMEs. You need experience with business plans, a track record in business development and a third level quaification. This position closes on 2 July 2004.
Posted by Bernie Goldbach via Julie Whelan, Meehan Houise, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. x_ref264pm
RING-TONES -- Starving students have discovered a way to earn pocket money--operate a site offering ringtones.
GOOGLE -- The world's No. 1 search engine needs 100 talented people to join the European team in Dublin. Desired skillsets:
- customer service experience
- fluency in a European language
- Linux technical engineer
- sharp mind
Check Google Jobs or the Irish Examiner, June 4, 2004. Posted by Bernie Goldbach x_ref143wd
CLONMEL -- You learn about life and learn about yourself when on the job. Patrick Lonergan explains more in a final exam essay that he wrote.
NEW YORK METRO -- Alex Polier makes the cover of New York magazine this week. Falsely accused of having an affair with John Kerry, the “intern” sifts through the mud and the people who threw it. One of the most humiliating experiences is to sacrifice your privacy in a maelstrom of accusations about your love life.
SPECIALIST SCHOOLS -- The British government's Specialist Schools Trust operates a network of more than 2200 affiliated schools. They need a project officer to manage the further growth of the schools network website, ensuring that it is of high quality, up-to-date and consistent. The salary band is from £23,000 to £29,270.
ZAWODNY -- A few times Jeremy Zawodny has been "asked to interview folks in a general technical capacity and to see how well they think about thorny issues, solve problems, etc. When I do that, one of my favorite lines of questioning involves search engine technology and the challenges of indexing the whole web. At some point we end up discussing PageRank and similar techniques for figuring out site popularity and the various ways that one can abuse those techniques. So I eventually ask something like this:
Assuming that you have a map of the entire web (a link map or "graph" if you want to get all computer science about it), can you think of ways that you might try to detect and ultimately combat link spammers who are clearly trying to game the system?
IRISH TIMES -- EBay's customer support centre and its PayPal payments subsidiary in Dublin will play a crucial role in supporting the firm's expansion in Europe.