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  1. Startup Tech Company Denies Female Programmer a Job Because of Her Looks

    *Incoherent rage yelling*

    Oberlin senior Elizabeth Bentivegna is currently interviewing for post-grad jobs and experiencing some of the double standards and gender-based discrimination that comes with being a woman in tech.

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  2. The Mary Sue is Looking For a Weekend Editor

    It's true, we're searching for a new Weekend Editor at The Mary Sue.

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  3. New York City To Begin Offering Female Taxi Drivers For Women Only

    If you've ever taken a taxi alone and late at night in New York City, you probably understand the need for this.

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  4. Woman Creates Resume in LEGO Form, Deserves to Be Given All the Jobs

    I think we found the Special!

    Everything about applying for jobs is not awesome, so Leah came up with a genius way to stand out from all the other minifigs and convince her dream agencies that she's "the missing piece." Master builders of the world, meet your competition!

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  5. Want to Write for Geekosystem? Good News! We’re Hiring!

    Dinosaurs need not apply. Actually, never mind. We'd love to work with a dinosaur.

    Geekosystem is currently seeking smart, talented, and generally pleasant geeks for a three month full-time paid fellowship position in our New York City office. If you're interested, read this post and follow the instructions.

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  6. Jason Statham is the Right Man for the Job, as Evidenced by This Supercut [Video]

    Which job? Every job.

    Jason Statham has played a lot of characters who have a lot of jobs. Seriously. Even their jobs have jobs, and those jobs each strap on a job helmet and squeeze down into a job cannon and fire off into job land, where jobs grow on little jobbies. Anyway, here's a supercut of Statham talking about all his jobs. Jobs!

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  7. We’re Looking for an Entry-Level Science Writer in New York’s Soho

    Come write about amazing science for us.

    Geekosystem is looking for an ambitious, energetic science enthusiast and newshound to cover all aspects of science from synthesizing the driest of academic journals for the masses to finding the most ridiculous Youtube experiments. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

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  8. Hate Your Job? New Gallup Survey Says So Does Almost Everyone Else

    Knowing you're not alone in hating your job probably won't hate your job any less, but maybe it will brighten your miserable day?

    I really love my job here at Geekosystem, but it turns out I'm in the minority. According to a Gallup survey only 30% of the 100 million Americans with a full-time job are "actively engaged" at the workplace. Half the workforce is "not engaged," and the remaining 20% are "actively disengaged," meaning they straight up hate their job and, "roam the halls spreading discontent."

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  9. Launches Jobs Site, Please Commence Eye Rolling…Now

    The folks behind -- a dating site for the attractive and vapid -- have done another thing, and no, it's not "shut up and go away forever" like we were all hoping.

    Did you know that even attractive people occasionally have to work for a living? It's true! They're just like us normals that way! This sad but true fact has been grudgingly acknowledged by the gorgeous, vacantly staring minds* behind Now, they've started an employment site that is -- you guessed it -- only for beautiful people. Because shallowness and discrimination are their business, and business is good.

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  10. Funny or Die Beat Everyone to the Steve Jobs Biopic Punch

    Sometimes it's better to be first than to be the best, and while that's far from the philosophy displayed by Apple during Steve Jobs' life, it seems to be the one comedy site Funny or Die took when churning out their Jobs biopic iSteve. It's available online right now, ahead of its competitors jOBS and Steve Jobs.

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  11. The Cake is Not a Lie, It’s a Resignation Letter

    Most of us have probably quit jobs before. Sometimes the impulse to burn all bridges on your way out is too strong to ignore, but any career advice you're likely to get will tell you to leave in a polite, cordial way. What's more polite and cordial than handing in your resignation letter on a cake? Nothing.

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  12. FireMe! Twitter Service Makes Getting Fired Way Easier

    Hate your job? Sure you do. There's no shame in it. We've all been there, and many of us, sadly, will stay there for some time. Always remember, though: There are plenty of perfectly appropriate places to voice your professional gripes. That's pretty much why offices even have bars near them, but new Twitter service FireMe! is an excellent reminder that "on Twitter" is not one of those places. The very existence of this service -- which automatically aggregates tweets from people who hate their jobs -- marks the beginning of the countdown to someone finding out they've been fired through a well-placed RT.

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  13. Developer Outsources Own Job to China to Goof Off Online All Day, is Our Hero

    American companies outsource jobs to places like China because they can hire people to do the same jobs their employees do for less money. One developer's job was outsourced last year, but it wasn't by his company. He did it himself. Someone hired a company in China to do his job for him, and paid them a fraction of his salary. While his bosses thought he was working, he was just screwing around online. Is there a way to type out a slow clap? Because that's what I'm giving this guy. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

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  14. Things We Saw Today: Superman as the Original Fake Nerd

    Things We Saw Today

    A t-shirt offered by... DC Entertainment. Only in men's sizes. Touché, DC. Touché. (via Fashion Tips From Comic Strips)

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  15. Things We Saw Today: Adorable Sketches From the Set of The Hobbit

    Things We Saw Today

    io9 got a whole set visit for The Hobbit, the lucky ducks, and while the text may be a little spoilery for some folks, the sketches (since they weren't allowed to take pictures or video) are super cute. In other Hobbit news, the first movie is reportedly clocking in at about two hours and forty minutes long. (io9)

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  16. Science Proves Those Dumb Interview Questions We All Hate Were Stupid All Along

    You know those interview questions that always make you wonder "What does the shape of a manhole cover have to do with this position?" or "I guess I wouldn't move Mount Fuji, as it seems fine where it is and I feel that would be a waste of my time." Well, good news and bad news. According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, these questions are pretty much as useless as they've always felt and tell an interviewer exactly nothing abuot how a person will actually perform at the job in question. The bad news? They're probably not going away any time soon.

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  17. Geek For Hire: How to Use Your Nerd Cred to Land a Job


    The economy is on everyone’s mind. Who is getting hired and fired? Who’s finding work? Who isn’t? The current unemployment rate in the United States is 7.8%, but that number doesn’t reflect one of the primary problems in our economy today: many people aren’t advancing or can’t find full-time work in their desired field. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported “the number of persons employed part time for economic reasons rose from 8.0 million in August to 8.6 million in September.” Individuals in the study reported working part time because, “their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.” This is the situation many of my friends and former colleagues find themselves in today. So I’ve been thinking a lot about how they can get the upper hand when looking for a job. If you are in a similar situation, I think I have the answer: Are you leveraging your geek status as an asset to potential employers?

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  18. The Mary Sue Wants You: To Be Our Next Editor

    The Mary Sue

    As you may have heard, our beloved Jamie Frevele has left us, and while that's sad for us, it might mean something exciting for you. The Mary Sue is seeking a brand new kick-ass employee to help keep the site running! This is not like our usual intern postings: it's for a permanent position. “Hold on,” you say, darting your eyes about confusedly. “What’s ‘The Mary Sue?’” UPDATE: We have currently closed submissions after receiving a staggering amount of applications! We're currently trying to give them all a pass before we move on to the interview stage, so please bear with us.

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  19. You’re Probably Not Qualified to Make Pizza For Apple

    Recently, we learned that it wasn't unusual for a prospective Apple employee to endure a grueling nine-month long interview process. Even after hiring, new employees are frequently put on fake projects in order to test their loyalty. Now, it seems, that Apple's exacting hiring standards extend to its kitchens, as demonstrated by a job posting for a Pizza Chef.

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  20. Aaron Sorkin Will Write the Steve Jobs Biopic, So Don’t Worry, It’ll Be Great

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    There was a rumor that this was going to happen, and now it is confirmed: screenwriter extraordinaire Aaron Sorkin will be the one adapting Walter Isaacson's biography of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs for the big screen. Sorkin, most famous for his work on The West Wing, has already won an Oscar for his last script about a tech giant (The Social Network), so this will be familiar territory for him. Not that Sorkin couldn't handle unfamiliar territory ... oh, wait, just remembered Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Never mind. We'll take familiar territory.

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