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    Default How to land a Silicon Valley executive job; Hint: Ditch the Blackberry

    Silicon Valley's dirty secret: Age bias - San Jose Mercury News

    The article is about age discrimination in Silicon Valley. Here is one of the hints to land that job:

    "In person, older job applicants should carry a backpack, not a briefcase, he says. Avoid Blackberries and Dell laptops in favor of Android phones and Apple (AAPL) products. And above all, steer clear of wristwatches, which most younger people have replaced with the clocks on their phones. "The worst would be a gold Rolex," he says. "Tacky, and old.""
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    lol...

    a wristwatch is jewellery for men.... I'd like to think someone who carries a wristwatch is more likely to be on time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gariac View Post
    Silicon Valley's dirty secret: Age bias - San Jose Mercury News

    The article is about age discrimination in Silicon Valley. Here is one of the hints to land that job:

    "In person, older job applicants should carry a backpack, not a briefcase, he says. Avoid Blackberries and Dell laptops in favor of Android phones and Apple (AAPL) products. And above all, steer clear of wristwatches, which most younger people have replaced with the clocks on their phones. "The worst would be a gold Rolex," he says. "Tacky, and old.""
    Doesn't the author acknowledge that what you quoted are "Tired old myths"?
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    I know nothing of silicon valley but the quoted 'rules" sound comical more than bone fide.

    One would expect ANY potential employer in the Silicon Valley to want the best candidate & a gold rolex certainly sets one apart from the herd. Have you seen how much they cost?
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    How to land a seat on Apple's board of directors; Hint: Get a BlackBerry
    How to land a seat as Google's chairman:; Hint: Get a BlackBerry
    Even those on the Apple Board of Directors understand that BlackBerry people do | CrackBerry.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeTheCat View Post
    How to land a seat on Apple's board of directors; Hint: Get a BlackBerry
    How to land a seat as Google's chairman:; Hint: Get a BlackBerry
    Even those on the Apple Board of Directors understand that BlackBerry people do | CrackBerry.com

    LOL, but see, that opens you up to the question of what devices have RIM's leaders been using...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpjrt View Post
    I know nothing of silicon valley but the quoted 'rules" sound comical more than bone fide.

    One would expect ANY potential employer in the Silicon Valley to want the best candidate & a gold rolex certainly sets one apart from the herd. Have you seen how much they cost?
    I understand what the author is trying to say, and know stuff like that exists, but while I do hope my appearance makes a good impression, i would hope that the strength of my work and hunger to succeed would carry a bit more weight than my bling or choice of device.
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    I totally forgot Eric Schmidt uses a blackberry. I'll admit I never heard of Drexler, but I like his attitude. I get so POd by things being discontinued for no good reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    LOL, but see, that opens you up to the question of what devices have RIM's leaders been using...
    How to land a Silicon Valley executive job; Hint: Ditch the Blackberry-gsmarena_001.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by gariac View Post
    I totally forgot Eric Schmidt uses a blackberry. I'll admit I never heard of Drexler, but I like his attitude. I get so POd by things being discontinued for no good reason.
    Eric loves his BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    LOL, but see, that opens you up to the question of what devices have RIM's leaders been using...
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    Default Re: How to land a Silicon Valley executive job; Hint: Ditch the Blackberry

    Thankfully, Thor is smart enough to expand his horizons....
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    Thankfully, Thor is smart enough to expand his horizons....
    Not sure if that was sarcastic. But yeah he's admitted to using some of the Android devices. I think he had a Samsung Galaxy S3 but I can't remember. It sorta makes sense with BB10 using Android apps too. But I think it's mostly to test the competition of course.
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    Default Re: How to land a Silicon Valley executive job; Hint: Ditch the Blackberry

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanGlowCam View Post
    Not sure if that was sarcastic. But yeah he's admitted to using some of the Android devices. I think he had a Samsung Galaxy S3 but I can't remember. It sorta makes sense with BB10 using Android apps too. But I think it's mostly to test the competition of course.
    Not sarcastic. It's smart, and shows a willingness to learn that some would say his predecessors lacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeTheCat View Post
    How to land a seat on Apple's board of directors; Hint: Get a BlackBerry
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    It's all about image. As far as I can tell, BlackBerry has no image and its reputation has been tarnished unfortunately. The BB10 is the saving grace and all about regaining the confidence of the (US) market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluetroll View Post
    lol...

    a wristwatch is jewellery for men.... I'd like to think someone who carries a wristwatch is more likely to be on time.
    yeah or look good being late
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    A back pack and no wristwatch? Are they looking for a college drop out and his crew of flunkies?
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    Nothing more pathetic than an old guy trying to look young. I know, I,m and old guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CairnsRock View Post
    Nothing more pathetic than an old guy trying to look young. I know, I,m and old guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    LOL, but see, that opens you up to the question of what devices have RIM's leaders been using...
    I hope they've been using more than just BlackBerrys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcheung135 View Post
    It's all about image. As far as I can tell, BlackBerry has no image and its reputation has been tarnished unfortunately. The BB10 is the saving grace and all about regaining the confidence of the (US) market.
    The promise of BB10 is the only thing keeping investors from ripping the company apart. So in that sense, yes it is a saving grace, but so far it hasn't sold a single unit -- so in another sense it is a Hail Mary. BB10 is a promise of something mythical, and until anyone sees it, RIM will remain as you stated, with "no image and its reputation ... tarnished"
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    Not sarcastic. It's smart, and shows a willingness to learn that some would say his predecessors lacked.
    Oh I agree 100%. Just didn't know the tone of your original post is all.
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    The article is right but that goes for any job; you need to dress the part. Those aren't rules you'd follow for getting an investment banking job (I've seen people disqualified becuase the interviewers didn't like that he wasn't wearing a tie). Some people I know that work at Apple have told me similiar stories. Going to an interview there in a suit greatly decreases you chances of landing a job there.

    People want to work with people who they'll feel comfortable with and people who are "like them". It makes sense that they're going to prefer to hire someone who they perceive as having similiar attitudes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberChicken76 View Post
    I hope they've been using more than just BlackBerrys.
    Thor does. I believe he rotates through to get a feel as to what the consumers are feeling when using them. I like that.
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