Find a Job Through Social Networking

When we hear the words “social networking” it immediately inspires images of MySpace, Facebook or YouTube. All of these can help you network, however nothing can replace the friendships you make through real life experience. Your “real life” social network can give you all the leads you need to find a job. The best networkers call, email, or text their contacts weekly. Its called “friendship.” Get good at developing friends and you’ll never be without for long. One of the truest statements made to mankind is “it’s who you know.” However it may be even more accurate to say “it’s who your friends know!”

How Your Online Identity Impacts Your Job Search

The internet – what a wonderful adventure! We can be who we want to be, say what we want to say all without worry as to someone thinking we’re crazy or weird. No doubt people say things online that they would never say in real life. But today more than ever our identities are identifiable even when they’re created online hidden behind delightful user id’s.
Highlighting just how dumb some people are, here is a great excerpt from a very funny article from ABC News

Tim Poindexter, a community manager at Disaboom.com, a Denver-based Web community for those with disabilities, recently had to retract a job offer from an entry-level candidate who proved to be a LinkedIn liar. Shortly after extending the offer, Poindexter Googled the new hire and found that his assistant-to-be’s LinkedIn profile had been updated to include a nonexistent position at Disaboom — as Poindexter’s supervisor.

I guess the moral of the story is that the email address you use says a lot about you as does your MySpace & Facebook profiles that might be linked to it. Choose wisely!

Has technology made us smarter?

While driving down the highway this week this thought came to mind.  As questions entered our daily conversation, we could instantly google them on our phones and within seconds know the answer.  20 years ago we would have forgotten the question before we could get home to look them up in an encyclopedia, if we even had one.  But today information is as readily available as ordering a pizza.  Shouldn’t that make us smarter?  And although Wikipedia has been called by many the “worst encyclopedia in the history of mankind” it does at the very least lead us to the right path of finding answers to our ever so important questions. Besides, shouldn’t everyone know the definition of the word crass?!?