Posts made in December, 2011

Online reputation management (infographic)

I have a training session that I developed on social media and HR. In the training, I talk about the importance of personal branding and reputation management online. When I saw this infographic, I thought that it really summed up the topic nicely.

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Destination Real World now available at Barnes & Noble

  I just recently learned that my book, Destination Real World: Success after Graduation, is now available at Barnes & Noble, in addition to Amazon.com. Both sites are offering the book at a discount for a limited time (I’m not sure how long it will be on sale), so if you’re thinking about picking up a copy or two as gifts for new or soon-to-be graduates, you might want to make your purchases soon to receive the 28%...

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What Employers Want

A few weeks ago, Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) created the ‘Social Jobs Partnership.’ According to their Facebook page, the partnership’s goal will be to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks. They just released this video last week and it’s great! Many of these same skills are discussed in my book. Companies are hiring for attitude and candidates who have mastered soft skills.

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Holiday networking tips

I don’t know about you, but my calendar is BOOKED for the entire month! I have a personal goal to attend at least one professional development and/or networking event each month, but I find that the number of events always increases during the holidays. There are so many people that I don’t know yet in my immediate community and professional field that I feel this time is well spent in learning about other people who can benefit my life in various ways. Networking, however, doesn’t always come easy for people. This article provides some great tips on how to effectively network at holiday events. Happy mixing and...

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Gratitude

Since the holiday season is upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude. I have so many blessings in my life and I’m not sure that I always outwardly express how thankful I am for these people, experiences, “things,” etc. Here are some thoughts on gratitude that I thought were worth sharing: “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” ~ Christiane Northrup “If the only prayer you ever say in...

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