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Amidst Silicon Valley Layoffs, TikTok Is Hiring

Kelly Lee
Digital Content Specialist

At the same time as Silicon Valley giants resembling Twitter and Meta minimize workers, one firm has been aggressively hiring expertise professionals: TikTok.

In response to The Info, tech professionals laid off from Twitter and Meta over the previous few weeks have obtained calls from TikTok’s recruiters. Two nameless sources informed the publication that TikTok intends to double its Silicon Valley workers to 2,000 employees.  

TikTok, which permits customers to observe ultra-short movies chosen by algorithm, is broadly seen as a severe menace to Meta and different social networks within the endless battle for customers’ consideration (significantly youthful customers). Though the Trump administration tried to ban the app within the U.S. on nationwide safety grounds, the app continues to function after an advanced deal through which U.S. customers’ knowledge is routed by Oracle’s servers.

For these keen on doubtlessly working for TikTok, compensation matches that of different social networking giants. Check out this chart from, which crowdsources its compensation knowledge:

TikTok’s hiring spree is a wholesome reminder that, even throughout occasions of financial uncertainty, corporations in every single place will nonetheless want all types of tech specialists to perform their objectives. From constructing web sites to creating higher algorithms, tech work merely must be completed.

Even for those who’re not keen on working for TikTok, understand that many recruiters and hiring managers will reply to a “TikTok resume.” A fast TikTok video breaking down your abilities and expertise may doubtlessly rack up a whole lot of views and draw the eye of fascinating employers.  

“There are sensible entrepreneurial technical folks in every single place,” Farhan Thawar, Shopify’s vp for engineering, informed The New York Occasions earlier this yr about their firm’s use of TikTok to seek out engineering candidates. “Now we have this factor the place for those who can’t clarify a technical subject to a 5-year-old, you then in all probability don’t perceive the subject. So having a medium like TikTok is ideal.”

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