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Only a few days after Marina Shifrin quit her job using the internet and interpretive dance, her former employer, Next Media Animation, used the opportunity to make a video of their own – singing the praises of their company and putting the call out for new workers.

Check out the one-up after the jump.

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Feline Lap Surrogate

Experience with cats required.

(via Pleated Jeans)

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Ian Padgham and Jeremy Briggs created a Twitter recruiting video featuring Twitter CEO Dick Costolo that mocks stereotypical low budget corporate crap videos by including spectacularly bad acting/production, depressing transition music from 1991 and an overall stupid concept. However, the message is real: Twitter is hiring. Hit the jump to check out the video, and click here to view a list of positions that are open.

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Despite the fact that the US shuttle program is over and we are dependent on Russia to get into space, NASA is still seeking astronauts to pull shifts on the ISS and prepare for future missions to passing asteroids and even Mars.

However, if you want to get your ass launched into orbit, you’ll have to meet a pretty lengthy list of requirements. For example, applicants must be US citizens, possess at least a bachelor’s degree with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics (along with others, NASA considers aviation and technology degrees worthless). Applicants must also have at least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience (or at least 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft), and be able to pass the NASA long-duration space flight physical.

NASA is planning to acquire 15 new astronauts in 2013, who will receive a starting salary of about $65k plus benefits. Applications are due Friday January 27, 2012, and finalists will be selected by October. Interested parties can apply here. You can also get additional info by checking out the video after the jump.

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If your company’s employee perks never exceed stale coffee and two-ply in the stall, then chances are you’ll be pretty jealous of the employees working for the companies in this list. Employees of Clif Bar, Sweetgreen, Burton, Coloft, Asana and RockYou get cool stuff like subsidized massage and chiropractic services on site, iPods, iPads, skate parks and even extra cash. Hit the link below to check out the complete list perks.

(via Mashable)

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Jobs at LinkedIn are in pretty high demand; so much so that they received about 85,000 job applications in the past year. In order to help you out, Brendan Browne, LinkedIn’s director of global talent acquisition, provided some tips to help make your application stand out.

Among the list of desirable traits you’ll find things like “passion”, “intellectual curiosity”, and “deep aptitude”. However, the first thing you’ll want to do is have a LinkedIn account – which will keep you from looking “ridiculous”. Click the link below to check out the complete list of tips.

(via Mashable)

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A San Francisco start-up called “Hipster” apparently wants new hires to reflect their brand. The company, which allows people post queries and answers to others in their geographic area using the Web and a mobile phone, is offering new hires and those who refer them a chance to win $10,000, a year’s supply of Pabst, skinny jeans, a bow tie, a fixed gear bicycle, oversized eyeglasses, a pair of worn boots, as well as mustache and bang-grooming services.

“As you know, recruiting is insanely competitive right now, so we wanted to do something that would break through the noise, and get the attention of the people we’re trying to reach,” said Doug Ludlow, one of the founders of the company.”

The company is looking for mobile and Ruby engineers who are self-motivated and eager to learn; and who would rather start their own business than work for someone else. If all this sounds good, you can apply by visiting their website. Good Luck!

(NYT via GAS)

If you’ve never considered doing freelance work, you probably will after checking out the infographic after the break. There’s a lot to be said for setting your own hours, working in your underwear, avoiding grinding commutes, taking long vacations and being your own boss. Makes you wonder what the downfalls could be.

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Thankfully, there seems to be a space career for everyone – although the coolest jobs are reserved for those who have special degrees/skills. Consult the flowchart after the break and discover your intergalactic destiny.

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