At Wowzer, since we love video, we love Vine. Vine does for video what Twitter did for blogging: helps people share glimpses of their lives in a minimalist format so that it's fast to create and fast to watch. But is Vine good for presenting yourself to prospective employers?
Vine videos are limited to 6 seconds; they're short, interesting and usually pretty fun to watch, in part because lots of clever users have…Continue
Added by Angela Yu on April 23, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments
They say timing is everything. Nothing illustrated this more than when I entered a hall full of networkers today, and a woman I had never met approached me before I even put my dollar in the contribution jar. It was as if she came out of nowhere like a dive-bombing sparrow from the sky.
Added by Bob McIntosh on March 17, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Let’s face it, when you’re looking for a job, you want it as fast and as easy as you can get it. It can be overwhelming and time-consuming searching for a job. It’s true that you likely won’t land an interview, or job for that matter, without actually applying for job openings (unless they come through…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on January 1, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments
Earlier this week I read an article in my favourite online magazine which shocked me… A quick caveat though would be to say I fully endorse social media in all its greatness, it’s my day job (so best I do) but I realised maybe I/we need to remember the appropriateness of our actions.
Here are some of the extracts that shocked me, more because I can relate to them so closely:
“A survey conducted by Curry's and PC World found that 53 per cent of respondents admitting to…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on November 7, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments
Two years ago I attended the Annual Carolinas Payroll Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a vendor my role was to raise awareness for my organization and discussion potential career opportunities we had for a client implementation. The next morning at 9:45 AM, I was approached by the conference coordinator and asked if I could step in and do a 45 minute presentation given that one of the…Continue
Why don’t more people Network? It boggles my mind, especially in this type of economy – it is not who applies to the job first, BUT who…Continue
Added by Bruce Rowles on May 8, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments
If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but mind-numbing talking can affect one’s job search and performance/acceptance at work.
Networking events: When you’re at…Continue
On March 24th Bob McIntosh posted a blog titled “80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking.” The article was well articulated and discussion ensued that pulled at the very fabric of what networking is, how to use it, how important it is, and how is it defined. Some astute readers identified a lack of support for the statistics as a perpetuating concern (strong ideas Karen and Sandra); others identified the notion of causality (excellent point Kyle). The question really…Continue
According to a report from ABC News, 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking. This percentage of networkers represents smart jobseekers who understand that looking for and finding work takes...work.
They understand that personal networking coupled with online networking will yield better…Continue
What a way to start off the New Year!
The 2012 International Consumer Electronic Show officially starts today, although AT&T and Microsoft grabbed the spotlight early by unveiling the upcoming the first 4G Windows Phonesduring the press conferences…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on January 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Sitting at your computer searching those job boards is one thing, but what are you doing about your face-to-face job search?
Networking is a huge part of keeping yourself out there. Whether you’re looking for a job or not, it’s very important to stay in touch with other professionals…especially the ones in your field!
- Join groups on Linkedin and request to receive weekly emails about events and gatherings in your area…
Added by Glenna Halligan on November 18, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments
I just realized my last blog post was about 3 years ago. Titled Social Networking and Jobs Board. IF you think about it – 3 years ago, there was very, very little or none SN elements on any job board. All this Branch Out, Be Found and clones like Talent me have happened in the last 12 months actually. I wrote about in in 2008!
The fact that I am still working on the same…Continue
Added by Emergent on July 12, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments
Like most sequels, this is not as good as the original, but I hope this is a better sequel than Revenge of the Nerds II. Please read #4 first if you are pressed for time.
1. Cold Calls on Voicemail. Keep the pitch short. Find out the delete # in my system and say "Don't hit the 9 key! My friend Julie is a top notch SharePoint developer and asked me contact you about yesterday's posting. I'm Julie Carr with Blobert Blaf Blechnology (or any company that just…Continue
Added by Timothy Yandel on June 16, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
I'm not talking about Facebook or other forms of social media, I am referring to the people that think designing a web page or home page to find a job using services like about.me and flavors.me. Enough is Enough! Employers are not looking for flashy pizzazz, they are looking for someone that can do the job. Technology is integrating itself into our lives more and more everyday but the workforce and hiring managers, they still use a calculator and pick up the phone. It's not that using a…Continue
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Added by Diane Skullr on April 14, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments