As part of our effort to turn FamilyLink into the most useful site for people to connect with living relatives and discover their recent family history, we are about to digitize our first major microfilm collection. We have 10 scanners in place, and 3 part time employees, but we need someone to manage this project and our team. We need to fill this position immediately, as the first few thousand rolls of film from this... Read More
After 3 years of relying on Amazon Web Services, FamilyLink is switching the majority of our servers to a local managed hosting company, supplemented by Amazon as needed. We need to hire a system administrator (see full job description here) to manage both systems. If you are interested, please apply immediately. We are hoping to fill this position in the next 1-2 weeks.
It’s still a well-kept secret, but last month FamilyLink was the fastest growing web site in the US according to Comscore. But you wouldn’t know it from the (low) number of requests we get for part-time employment or internships. If you are studying web development, marketing, multimedia or business at BYU or UVU, wouldn’t you be excited to find a part time job or internship with a company that is growing this fast? You can... Read More
A few years back, inspired by the book “Angel Investing,” we founded FundingUniverse.com and started holding SpeedPitching events–two hour events where about ten entrepreneurs could have a few minutes at small tables with 2-3 investors. FundingUniverse SpeedPitching events have been successfully held in six states, and are held bi-monthly in Utah. They are very affordable for entrepreneurs and they are popular with angels and VCs because they get a little exposure to a lot of... Read More
Several of the best Utah high-tech companies have billboards along the I-15 corridor from Provo to Salt Lake City that are focused on recruiting. I recall billboards from Omniture, Mozy, Property Solutions, The Generations Network, Orange Soda, and Doba. I’m sure there are others as well that I just don’t recall. I’m wondering if Move Networks has used billboards–but I can’t recall. Omniture can afford to creating an ongoing serious of recruiting billboards–most of them with... Read More
We have several open positions at FamilyLink.com, and I’ve decided to blog about them in hopes that it will increase our pool of potential candidates and educate potential candidates on our hiring process–particularly our use of trust networks to vet candidates. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please refer them to our job listings at our corporate web site, or email paul AT familylink.com. As background, FamilyLink.com is the developer of We’re... Read More
Our new CTO is interviewing candidates for a very exciting (and potentially very stressful position) with FamilyLink.com — a system administrator that can help us continue to scale. Our We’re Related application is one of the top 5 most popular apps on Facebook, with 12.4 million monthly active users. And it is growing fast. We’ve had to intentionally hold back on the growth for the past few days because of systems issues. That’s why we... Read More
If you look on Simplyhired.com, a job site that 4,982,434 listings, and search for "mechanical turk" you'll find several positions available at Amazon.com, where the Mechanical Turk is one of their most innovative web services, and two other job listings, both in San Francisco, that mention it.
I started blogging in November 2003. I think 13 days without a post may be a record for me. (There may have been one time a couple years ago when I was switching blog platforms where I also went this long or longer without a post.) My regular readers know how much I enjoy blogging, how I think every CEO should blog, and how much value you get when you participate in open, online conversations about all kinds of topics. So a 13-day stretch without posting indicates how incredibly busy and focused I have become recently. To make up for the 13 days without a post, today's post may be my longest post ever. And unfortunately it's about my current business--not about internet marketing or entrepreneurship in general. So if you only read my blog for tips for internet entrepreneurs, you may want to skip this post.
Tomorrow, World Vital Records will begin building its call center under our new manager Scott Spencer. He worked at MyFamily.com (now The Generations Network) from 2003-2006. We are planning to hire 10-15 people in the next few weeks (part time and full time) to do genealogy sales, support and coaching. (If you know someone who might be interested, please use the Contact Me form on my blog, and let me know about them.)