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...]
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...]
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...]
Get What You Can, While You Can!
Yesterday, I attended the funeral of Ms. Amanda Lloyd -- my husband's grandmother. As funerals would go, it began and ended with a mostly somber and reflective undertone. Even though she reached 90 years of age, and had suffered from several medical issues in most recent years, it was still difficult to see her be laid to rest and to say "farewell," particularly among immediate family members. We had to travel about three hours to attend the funeral. As the day ended, my husband and I, along … [Read more...]