Tweet This! Create an All-Star Brand & Woo More Followers on Twitter

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At a time when it seems like everyone and their grandmother is on Twitter, you're probably wondering what types of tweets will help you stand out from the crowd while remaining professional. You're in good company. A couple of career-transition experts have been thinking the same thing. They've distilled the best tips related to business uses of Twitter, into a practical new book entitled Find a Job Through Social Networking (available on Amazon). Career management consultants Diane … [Read more...]

Personal Branding Made Easy


Last night, I had a great opportunity to address a group of young professionals at the I Heart Social Media in DC event, on the topic of personal branding. Leading up to the event -- as I was preparing for it -- I kept telling myself to keep it simple. After all, we've got enough on our plates. And I knew this crowd would be more interested in unwinding after a hard day's of work, rather than taking notes. (By the way, I sprinkled pics from the event throughout this post.) A couple of … [Read more...]

Expert Tips on Career Change & Social Media

I recently had an opportunity to interview Kimberly Bishop about changing careers. Kimberly is a recruiter and job search expert on high-growth career fields, and speaks extensively on the importance of leveraging your existing experience to transition into and land a new job. Did you know that most people change their careers several times over the course of their lifetime? I've heard that some professionals switch gears in their career as many as 8 to 10 times. And considering the current … [Read more...]

Social Media to the Rescue: I Used Linked In to Land a New Gig

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By Kristus Ratliff , event and conference manager & blogger at "Hotel Food Chatterbox" Nearly a month ago, someone saw my LinkedIn page and contacted me to request a phone interview for the Operations Manager position at his company.  I agreed to the phone interview and two weeks later, accepted the position.  The job and company were everything I’d been dreaming of: more responsibility, a promotion, and working in the private industry.  However, the job opening was never posted online, … [Read more...]

Trends: 21st Century-Syle Job Search


Get creative with social networking to land your dream job -- or at least a gig that pays the bills. Social networking sites and new digital tools are making it easier and easier for the average person to get noticed in such a crowded job market.  Read on to learn more . . . Sites such as Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, along with a relatively new site called SlideShare, are making waves and folks are creatively using such resources to expand their networks, open new doors of opportunity and … [Read more...]