Category Archives: Twitter

Helpful Encouragement for the Class of 2009

Unemployment may be at a 25-year high but there is still hope for the soon graduating college students! NY Times recently wrote an article titled “All is Not Lost for the Class of 2009” giving the class positive encouragement on finding a job in today’s economy:

The first thing that is so important for college job seekers is to adjust your expectations on your first job. This includes the pay, the location, and the job description. If your a public relations major, you don’t have to work for a public relations firm. Look for jobs in company communication departments or non-profits and apply for jobs that need any kind of communication background.

Use the big job board sites to search for job listings and try ones that are focused on recent graduates like Collegerecruiter.com. Also check the corporate and big business website to check their own personal job listings.

Another great suggestion the article makes is to look for unpaid work that you can do to gain experience and connections. Contact organizations and non-profits and ask if you can work an unpaid entry-level position. Hopefully you can impress them enough that they will want to hire you for the long run, or at least you will learn alot in your field and make vital industry connections.

You can use social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to find job leads, as long as you use them correctly. Do not use your Facebook as a networking tool if you have pictures of you out drinking with your friends and other inappropriate information on your profile. Use Twitter to follow people in your industry and companies you might be interested in. Sometimes they might post some job openings or useful information for you. Also use LinkedIn to introduce yourself to an employee in your industry. Message them and see if they would be interested to meet you for a quick information session. Do not ask or show interest in looking for a job in the company, make sure it is stricktly for information.

Lastly, being forced to work for a restaurant or retail store in order to pay your bills while you are job searching is totally OK. These jobs on your resume might even help you land your desired career because they show you have experience and certain skills that might be desirable to your employer. So don’t be afraid to work at Starbucks while your trying to find that yearly salary job you need and want!

So don’t give up Class of 2009! We can do it!

Stay Tuned! Edelman Digital 101 Today!

Hello all!  Keep checking back today and tomorrow for lots of fun and helpful posts directly from Edelman Digital 101 at JMU today!  

Katie and I will be learning all about social media from the experts at Edelman all day today and we will be making numerous posts about all the info we get! 

Stay tuned!

You can also follow posts on my twitter, banekaa, or on Edelman’s, Digital101atJMU.

TweetMyJobs!

We’re all familiar with web 2.0 and all of the social media outlets at our finger tips today. The twitter phenomenon happening all around us is an excellent tool for not only networking, but much more. A fairly new service for twitter has been created, called TweetMyJobs! It is a part of twitter that allows for employers, recruiters and job seekers to come together and find the best of the best. tweetmyjobs-square-b_bigger

If you are looking for hire, all you have to do is have a twitter account and sign up at TweetMyJobs!, and you will have notifications sent straight to your computer or phone when a job comes about that is perfect for you in type and geographic location. It is a great resource to use even if you are not looking for a new job, you never know when a great opportunity might pop up that interests you. So do yourself a favor and sign up today!

Check out our Twitter page!

In addition to our Facebook page, we have also created a Twitter page to provide updates on new posts and information!

Check it out here!