Posts made in June, 2011

End of the week inspiration

“Do what you can to do what you ought, and leave hoping and fearing alone.” ~ Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895), English biologist and educator   Have a great weekend!

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Hotmail and Yahoo email deemed uncool?

I just read this article and I have to say that I’m a little shocked by it. I’ve worked in HR for more than a decade, with a few years in both college and professional recruiting. I can say with certainty that candidates were NOT discriminated against on the basis of their email domains during my watch. Recruiters and hiring managers alike need to remember that the resume is just a preview of the person’s knowledge, skills and abilities. I could care less if they’re still using Yahoo or Hotmail. I prefer Gmail for my personal account, but that’s not everyone’s cup of...

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Using social media as a job search tool

    A lot has been written about how job seekers should monitor their online presence when looking for a job. There are also many resources on why candidates should use social media in their job searches to network, rather than relying on the ol’ paper resume alone. I stumbled upon this article and I thought it was worth sharing: 5 Clever Ways to Get a Job Using Social Media. There are some good tips and tools that job seekers should check out.

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Life in the Information Age

This video is a great compilation on how technology influences our daily lives. Some of the statistics are mind-boggling. Check it out…it’s worth the five minutes. (For the grammarians: I spotted one typo [Grrr…]. Can you find it?)  

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Facebook to Introduce New iPad App?

It looks like the good folks at Facebook are working on a new iPad app. They definitely dropped the ball on this when iPad launched and some third-party app developers have tried to fill the void. However, Facebook has a tendency to make changes to their code that wreaks havoc on these third-party apps every few months. See the latest details in my weekly app review column on...

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