Category Archives: networking

Honey Bees, Job Leads and the Best Employers You’ve Never Heard Of

Guest Author: Kevin Donlin

Precession, as defined by the American polymath Buckminster Fuller, is the effect that bodies in motion have on other bodies in motion.

To illustrate, think of a honey bee (and, yes, this will help your job search!)

A bee moves from flower to flower in search of pollen. While in motion, a bee produces a “precessionary” effect: it fertilizes those flowers, allowing them to develop seeds and fruit.

Now. Ever had a job interview with a company you didn’t plan on working for or had never heard of before?
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Using Twitter for Job Search and Networking: Video Tutorial for College Students and Recent Grads

If you’re new to Twitter or aren’t quite sure if you even want to create a Twitter account, you aren’t alone. Although Twitter is definitely growing, it’s not anywhere close to Facebook and MySpace. And Facebook is still, and will likely continue to be, the favourite social networking site among college students and recent grads.

However, when it comes to job searching and professional networking, Twitter is an absolutely invaluable tool. Unfortunately, whenever I mention this to job seekers who are unfamiliar with Twitter, their eyes usually glaze over and a look resembling fear and dread usually emerges. That’s why I decided to create this post. There are numerous wonderful articles already written that explain the usefulness of Twitter (I’ve linked some of these articles at the end of this post, and will continue to add to this list). So, I decided to take this post in a slightly different direction. I want to show you some Twitter basics and describe how you can figure out whom to follow if you hope to successfully use Twitter for networking and job search purposes. There are 3 short videos that follow.
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Where are the jobs? Tips and links for locating opportunities.

Despite all we hear in the news, there are still employers that are hiring and industries that are growing. But when it comes to effective job search strategies, lists of openings are really just the tip of the iceberg.
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Flexibility = key to staying employable


The unfortunate reality of the current job market is that it is exceedingly difficult to find full time employment, especially employment that is related to your field of interest. However, if you’re willing to remain flexible, you’ll likely find yourself far more employable when the job market finally makes a turn for the better. Here are some suggestions for ways to stay flexible.
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