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March 14, 2012 / breathmarketing

If All Else Fails

Hello Friends!

If all else fails, leave it to the professionals! If you consider yourself a novice to marketing your identity online there are services you can use to help yourself.

Online professional resume builders are extremely useful if you deem them necessary. I have personally used the resume builder on http://www.monster.com and did in fact receive more interest than usual.

If you do not feel comfortable marketing yourself I suggest using http://www.laplacemarketing.com. They are a new up and coming online marketing company that I have also used before, I received great service and immediate results!

I want to leave you knowing that there are several options out there, please go and explore what works best for you.

Signing Off,

Bumble Bee

March 8, 2012 / breathmarketing

Listing References Online

Hello!

Like many of you, I am currently sourcing out the job market to see if I can line something up before I graduate. I don’t want to leave University with no options!

I actively use job boards such as http://www.monster.com , http://www.indeed.com, and http://www.linkedin.com to look for new opportunities. References are extremely important to establish your credibility on these job boards.

I strongly urge you to sign up for these sites if you haven’t already and upload your resume. I personally find Monster to be the most effective.

As for references, I would suggest contacting your references before listing them online. If you talk to your potential reference and discuss why you think you are worth referring you will more often than not get more genuine and effective references for potential clients.

For LinkedIn, I would make sure you have either your peers, professors, or any professional contacts go ahead and leave you a recommendation online. I know these seem like minor details but trust me, it will make a huge difference!

Signing Off,

Bumble Bee

February 23, 2012 / breathmarketing

Protect Your Online Self

Hello Everyone!

I want to supply you with information on how to protect your online social identity.  The way you portray yourself online can either help or hurt you.  Unfortunately, most times than not your online image will hinder opportunities for you and your future career.

I was scouting the net for some ways to protect yourself and this is a great resource:

http://safeandsavvy.f-secure.com/2011/01/27/protect-your-data-privacy/

The main idea is to understand the risks of having your personal information online.

Signing Off,

Bumble Bee

February 15, 2012 / breathmarketing

Social Media and Privacy

Hello Friends,

This is related to one of my previous blogs.  Please be cautious and aware of your online appearance.

Some of my social networking favorites are also extremely dangerous for our futures.

Shadow Profiles

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46330344/ns/technology_and_science-security/#.TzsZ15jHFeQ

Should employers judge based off of what they see on Facebook?

http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2010/12/employers_get_outta_my_facebook.html

All I am saying is that be careful with how you represent yourself online. One bad post of picture can very well cost you a great opportunity.

Signing Off,

Bumble Bee

February 9, 2012 / breathmarketing

The Power Of LinkedIn

Hello Friends,

How many of you are currently using LinkedIn? How many of you currently have a complete profile? Recommendations? How about groups?

As college students and graduates, we need to utilize all of the tools available for us on the internet. LinkedIn is one of the single most important professional networking tools out there.

If anyone out there is not currently using the site I suggest you log in and create an account. It is fast, easy, and allows you to brag about yourself to a wide audience of family, friends, and potential employers.

Signing Off,

Bumble Bee

February 2, 2012 / breathmarketing

Don’t Let Social Media Fool You!

There have been many instances in which my friends and colleagues have failed to realize the power of social media.

Facebook, twitter, and various similar sites are your friends but don’t misuse them.  Any extreme opinions and\or viewpoints should not be expressed using these platforms.  Note that large companies will scout your profiles during their interview and recruiting processes.

What you should do is learn to take this information and make it work for you. Make your online profiles extremely private and be cautious of what you say.

January 18, 2012 / breathmarketing

Blogging IT

Welcome to Wirkit!

I am here to provide you with the skills that nobody has ever bothered to equip you with….what life is like after college and how to use these ever-changing and often times stressful moments in your young adult life to your advantage.

I have learned a thing or two along the way.  I want you to use my experiences and mistakes and work them towards your advantage.

This blog will cover how to harness the online world and all that it has to offer, what the working world is really like, when to compromise and when to hold your ground, and most importantly how to use your own experience and market it to your advantage.

Signing off,

Bumble Bee