Topic: Social Media
Question: If you’ve ever been hired without first meeting the employer in person, open your window and scream “Yes!”
Neither do I.
Until more scientific proof turns up, just agree with me here: You can’t get hired by a computer or over the phone.
Before you can work for people, you have to meet people.
And the more people you meet, the faster you’ll get hired.
Here are three ways to do so, using technology to humanize your job-search efforts …
1) Meet the bloggers
First of all, you need to recognize the value of blogs …
(This article continues where OERamz’s article “You’re Fired! Part 4 – I Dare Not Go It Alone” left off.)
I was now on my new journey, my next new job. It brought back memories of that first day at a new school where no one knew you or you them. Can we call in a “snow day”? (that’s the Northerner in me talking).
Given the state of the market and the number of job losses, the realization was that it no longer is what or who YOU know, but rather who THEY …
I admit it. I spent entirely too much time filling out online job applications, writing custom cover letters and sending in résumés to people I have never met and likely never will. We’ve all heard the saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Well, I guess I must have been insane.
I’m going to step out on a limb here and say that if you’re posting your résumé on the big boards like CareerBuilder or even the specialty boards like …
(This article continues where OERamz’s second article “You’re Fired! Part 2- Making A Graceful Exit left off.)
Had to get over the shock and numbness that followed – was that Day 2 or Day 20? I lost all sense of time and reality, but had to pick myself up and start with a plan of attack. Given the difficult market, and the holidays, I accepted the fact it would take a month or two (if only).
The holidays came and went, fast forward to the New Year. Had to come …
Meg Monford wrote an “Julia & Julia movie review article discussing how the movie covers career transitions and blogging. It shows how Julia Childs goes from housewife to French chef student to writing the famous cookbook that launched her career. In parallel, it covers a modern day Julie who decides to cook her way through Julia Childs book in a years time while blogging about it.
Give Meg’s article on Julie & Julia a read to learn more about the movie’s message. According to her, everyone considering a …
The job market’s tough out there, but there are good jobs to be found. This WSJ report gives tips on how to jump start your search by refreshing your approach.
If you’ve been too focused Linkedin.com, it recommends trying Facebook. If you’ve been focused on line, slant your focus towards face-to-face networking. If you are looking for more information on this topic, consider this “Pocket Resume Mentality” article. It can help you stand back and consider what happens to your resume throughout the networking process. The ideas …
I have been a long time user of Linkedin.com and use techniques like the ones recommended in the reprinted article by Mary Elizabeth Bradford to promote Career Jockey and myself. She provides a quick overview for how to make use of Linkedin.com to get yourself noticed and use it to help get yourself back to work.
Have you secretly been wondering what all the hoopla is over social networking sites liked LinkedIn…but been too afraid to ask? Or perhaps you are in the midst of a job search and know …
I just received a invitation for Kevin Kermes’ online event on personal branding. It will be held on May 22. He’ll be hosting Jessi LaCosta creator of the Insight-Insync™ method of personal branding. I’ve followed Kevin’s efforts over the past several months and he provides some solid advice.
This is likely to be a valuable webinar for you to attend. I’ve included it on the Career Jockey Calendar of Events.
Today’s Herald Business Monday reviews three books:
Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success,
Career Building: Your Total Handbook for Finding a Job and Making It Work, and
Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail.
It gives an overview of the information you can get from the books. You can find the Herald article at the following link.
If you get a chance to read these books, please leave me a comment. The readers and I …
Among a bunch of other great material at GMA Job Club with Tory Johnson, you have two articles describing how to use Facebook, Tweeter, Linkedin, and other social networking sites in your job hunts. They are Tweet You Way to a New Job and A Luddite’s Guide to LinkedIn. Both provide great advice.
On a similar note, I read through Kevin Kermes “How to Get the Job You Want.” Now I read a lot of job search and career change material and with a title like that, I expected information like I’ve read in a dozen …