Do you realize how accessible information is today versus perhaps even five years ago? Many people now know about LinkedIn company pages and options around finding information through LinkedIn. But now just about every company possesses social media recruiting strategies. Many marketing professionals must keep up on new social media strategies to stay relevant on a weekly and monthly basis. It’s become almost that intense for today’s job seekers. You now must become your own best social…Read More
This is from 22 January 2012 Sunday News & Observer feature:
Bridgette A. Lacy (author) writes monthly about resources for the unemployed.
Durham resident Tom Rossetti decided to repackage himself as he searched for a new job. The 59-year-old Rossetti shifted from highlighting experiences to showcasing the talents he gleaned from various positions including those as a human resources consultant, café owner and car salesman.
His strategy paid off. Earlier…Read More
First Rites - Philip F. O'Connor
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 2, 1997
In the late spring of 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. was struggling to gain control of the budding civil rights movement. On a ridiculously smaller scale, I, then a cub reporter on the San Francisco News, was attempting to prove to myself and my editors that I could do more than write amusing feature stories. The young minister's path and mine would cross - more accurately, I'd be thrown…Read More
What can you do to make your networking successful in 2012?
1. Big Events May Not Be Big – One of the mistakes I see a lot of well-intended people do in networking is to focus on “big” networking events. For example, I know dozens of people who will attend a 500+ person economic forecast and are sincerely expecting to make excellent connections. This same group of people call one on one coffee and lunches “a kind of waste of time” because you “just can’t get to as many people” in…Read More