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Old Apr 26th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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New Job Site Features Mac-Friendly Employers

Do you often sit at work wishing you could be using a Mac instead of an archaic Windows machine that doubles as a space heater? AltCareer, a job site that recently launched, features employers that offer perks such as Mac Friendly work places.

AltCareer was founded in September 2011 by Paul St Onge and Carlos Perez in Waterloo, Ontario with the site officially launching this past January. The site was created to help working professionals find new careers with smaller companies who offer the best perks, lifestyle and benefits for their employees. Their many perks include Mac Friendly, Work From Home, Flex Hours, Good Eats, Active Living and more. Potential employees searching for a career are able to filter job listings by these specific perks that are most important to them.

Those looking for something more out of their career, can sign up for free and start browsing the job listings. Even if you aren't looking to make a change just yet, you might find something that catches your eye or use the perks as leverage with your current employer to get them to spring for a new Mac!
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Old Apr 26th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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this idea is a great one, as the economy (in AB anyway) is really starting to heat up the staff are the ones with all the power, so the employer has to start to woo potential employees and this could be a great way to do it.
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Old Apr 28th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Great timing on this article!

A friend and I were talking recently about her re-joining the workforce as an employee due a life changing event and she is fearful of having to work in Windows. She's very imbedded in the Mac environment, but thankfully, she's a graphics designer so hopefully she'll be ok.

I know some of you will laugh at that, but some of you will completely agree.
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Old Apr 28th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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What good timing! I think I'll be in the market to get a new job soon. If the Dr clears me...

Hey I know I could just look; but does that site also filter by benefits? I'm on my old iPhone and looking through any site is slow...
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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It looks like a great site. It's too bad they force you to create an account before you can even see the listings. I'm not signing up and giving my personal info before I can even see if there are any postings in Ottawa. That's poor form.

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Old May 17th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Received the following information from AltCareer:


Dear AltCareer Member,

We’re making some big changes at AltCareer to bring you a better experience.

In about a week AltCareer will no longer require a login to view job postings.

Why you ask? We are eliminating the login due to overwhelming feedback from employers and many of our users. This means you’ll be able to browse jobs right from the home page without having to login and remember another password.

A few other changes and notes:
  • We are eliminating candidate accounts, which includes your personal profile page. All personal information will be deleted except for your name and email address which we will use for our newsletter list, unless you’ve already unsubscribed.
  • You will no longer need to fill out an AltCareer profile to apply for jobs. You’ll be asked to send a resume through email or you’ll be re-directed to the employer’s career page.
  • We are redesigning the way you search for jobs. It will be easier to find jobs that offer the perks you need.
  • We will send you one more notification before the changes go live. If you have any feedback we would love to hear it, so please let us know!

Thank you for your continued support!


The AltCareer Team
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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Hahahaha, my computer totally does double as a space heater. It does sound good to use a Mac instead, but I feel like I know the shortcuts and everything so well now that it'd be difficult to switch. That, and that I don't have the funds to do that.
So I've been hearing some things.
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Thanks for the post ehMax and to all the commentors with their feedback! As the Mayor mentioned, we've made it much easier to access jobs - no more signups, no more profiles - come on the site and browse jobs immediately. We're excited to gain traction so that we can spread the service to more cities in Canada. Keep the feedback coming!
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Very useful. Thanks for posting the site.
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