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What resources do you use?

4 January 2013

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As we enter 2013, I’m thinking of additional ways to improve the Utah Tech Jobs website. I’m thinking it would be great to add list of resources that would be valuable for people who are seeking new or different employment. So, what job resources do you know about? I’m interested in profiling companies, job clubs, [...]

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P.S. *ALL* Interview Questions Can Trick You (If You’re Not Honest)

28 February 2012

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Forbes’ Jenna Goudreau wrote a piece featured on Yahoo this morning titled: “Watch Out! 10 Interview Questions Designed to Trick You“.  Well, I have news for you: All interview questions are capable of tricking you. (Though not in the dastardly way that you might think from this article.) The article quotes heavily from Joyce Lain Kennedy, [...]

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Still Sending Out Resumes? You’re Doing it Wrong

25 January 2012

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Yesterday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal interviewed Jai Damian, a hard-working American working part-time though she wants a full-time job.  The article was about her predictions on the State of the Union Address from President Obama that aired later in the evening (Damian shared her comments after hearing the SOTU address in this follow-up piece). The [...]

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Administer Your (LinkedIn) Network

4 January 2012

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Keeping your LinkedIn Network healthy and vibrant is important. Sure, you know that…. but how to keep it up to date (afterall, you have other things in your life to do beside networking all day long!) Well, the easiest way I know how to keep my network working is to use three simple, common touch-points [...]

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Networking: Build It Before You Need It – Every day

7 September 2010

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I’m currently reading Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferazzi (Amazon), the follow-on to Never Eat Alone (see previous posts Enjoy the Interview and Don’t Keep Score), so an article he wrote systematizing your networking jumped out at me. “Build it before you need it.” “That was one of the most important operating principles in [...]

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Calendar: Jason Alba Speaks on LinkedIn 9/15

6 September 2010

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You may or may not know, but Jason Alba is kindof a big deal when it comes to professional networking for job-seekers and those in transition. He has a Job-Seeker’s organization tool and several books about the subject (including I’m on LinkedIn, Now What??? A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn.  Some groups [...]

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Twitter Datacenter Opens in Utah

29 July 2010

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Twitter‘s engineering blog noted last week that they are rolling out a Datacenter here in Utah to meet amazing increases in demand. The success-plagued startup has garnered a lot of interest as well as frustration among its users who are "riding the rocket" of twitter’s incredible growth (the blog quotes 300,000 new accounts/day… amazing) Keeping [...]

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MTV Hiring a TJ: Tweet Jockey

14 June 2010

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MTV (which, according to some sources used to play actual music videos) is asking the twitterverse and its audience to help them find the first ever TJ – Tweet Jockey, a social-media maven they will pay $100k to twitterfy the universe with MTV-rich goodness 24/7/365 Turn your tweets into a $100k job at MTV! MTV [...]

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Why Do You Work Where You Work?

28 May 2010

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Someone recently asked Robert Scoble if he would continue working at his current employer, Rackspace, if he won the lottery. His gut answer was ‘Yes’, though he didn’t know why until he saw this video from Dan Pink: I wrote a lot more about this including notes on the subject on my ConnectedWell blog, but [...]

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YES! Your Resume’s File Name DOES Matter

26 May 2010

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Resumes are digital now. That’s good for everybody–easy to share, easy to search, easy to save, easy on the trees.  It’s all good. But in an attempt for job seekers to keep their resume files organized, people are forgetting that other people read not only the content, but the file name you give your sweet [...]

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