Archive for May, 2007

Social Networks 1.0

Posted on May 29, 2007. Filed under: Educational, Resources |

If you’ve ever been in the computer area of the library, and glanced at your neighbor’s computer screen, you may have seen them surfing one of the Internet’s many “social networking” websites.  Besides the popular MySpace.com, there are many varied and interesting sites available now that are working to connect like-minded people through the power of the web. 

Social networking services allow users to create a profile for themselves. Users can upload a picture of themselves and can often be “friends” with other users. In most social networking services, both users must confirm that they are friends before they are linked. For example, if Alice lists Bob as a friend, then Bob would have to approve Alice’s friend request before they are listed as friends.   Social networks usually have privacy controls that allows the user to choose who can view their profile or contact them, etc.

Check out this list of Social Networks from wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

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Job hunting or just surfing the web?

Posted on May 14, 2007. Filed under: Educational, Resources |

Think you’re competitive in the marketplace in your hunt for a new job?  Maybe you’ve got all the qualifications but your employer wants to know more.  What are your interests?  Hobbies?  Opinions?  Topics not always covered during an interview, but sometimes covered later on by the interviewer in a sneak attempt to learn more about you– online.

Or maybe you’re an entrepreneur without a website seeking clients and new jobs.  How will your potential customers find out more about you if not through word-of-mouth?

According to a story by Good Morning America,(http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/TakeControlOfYourLife/story?id=3171218&page=1) it’s more important than ever to establish a digital identity for yourself– and there are lots of free, easy and safe ways to do it!

What sites and information comes up when you Google search for yourself online?  Maybe the results will disappoint you.  If you’re ready to take the plunge and put yourself “out there” on the World Wide Web, Tory Johnson suggests you try networking website:

www.linkedin.com

Linked In can give you the online space to showcase your talents by posting your resume and because it’s a networking community, it doesn’t appear to your current employers are though you’re searching for a new job.  Johnson also suggests: Women for Hire Network at http://network.womenforhire.com and www.zoominfo.com for profile building.

 Is it time for you to “get out there”?

Online Networking

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