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Employed or Not, Set Time for Career Planning

December 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tweet I often suggest that people do as I say, not as I do.   I encourage others to take their birthdays off and focus on themselves.  So, what am I doing on my birthday today–working all day, including a business dinner.  But I rationalize that I’m at the point of my career that this must be […]

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Tags: Careers · Off-the-Wall

5 Steps for Wise, Effective Use of Social Media

December 9th, 2009 · 5 Comments

TweetI’m amazed when I hear stories about how people potentially affect their careers via online indiscretions.  I’m also impressed with how many people positively impact their job searches thanks to their online presence.  In past posts, I’ve urged readers to fully engage in social media, but remain vigilant about the need to project an appropriate […]

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Students Show Power of Twitter Meeting Coverage

November 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

TweetI’ve spoken at a few PRSSA National Conferences in the past dozen years, but yesterday’s meeting in San Diego totally surprised me.  Colleague Kevin Saghy and I had just started speaking when my Blackberry began vibrating with “tweets” — from many of the 400+ audience members.  If I had the time to read the comments as […]

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Jobless? Don’t Try This Approach

August 3rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

TweetA 27-year-old graduate of Monroe College in New York is suing her alma mater for the $70,000 tuition she spent in earning a bachelor’s degree because she can’t find a job.  According to today’s New York Post, Trina Thompson’s suit contends she has not been able to find a job since she got her information technology degree in […]

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Tags: Job Search · Off-the-Wall

Setting Twitter and Facebook Focus

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

TweetIt was a tough call, but I blocked God from following me on Twitter yesterday.  Over the past few weeks, I have talked with more than a dozen people who are reluctant to engage in social media.  Most have Twitter and Facebook accounts, but they don’t want to engage.  They cite the number of “Friend” requests […]

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