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Posted July 26, 2010 by

Want to Recruit Social Media Experts? Host a Breakfast for Them.

The Twin Cities’ Social Media Breakfast was recently held at Deluxe Corporation. The event focused on small businesses and their use of social media. At the event, a panel of small business owners discussed how they currently use social networks to strengthen and expand customer base.

What has this got to do with recruiting? Well, Deluxe is re-making itself from the leading printer of checks into an information technology consulting firm for small and medium sized businesses. Let’s say you own a restaurant and want to build a powerful social media presence to drive loads and loads of new and repeat business. Who do you call? Deluxe wants you to call them. So how does a recruiting team get in front of a bunch of social media gurus? One great idea is to host a social media breakfast and invite everyone in your metro in that space. Then they can learn more about you while you learn more about them. Most won’t be interested in you and/or you won’t be interested in them for one reason or another, but if dozens or even hundreds of potential hires attend, how can you go wrong?

Take a peak at footage and pictures from the event!

Posted December 03, 2008 by

New-Media Internships With ReadWriteWeb

I’m not going to stop harping on the fact that the future of media is online, and that any journalism student who wants to get hired right out of college needs to be familiar with the “new media.” ReadWriteWeb is a perfect example of new media. It’s a “blog that provides Web Technology news, reviews and analysis,” and it’s the world’s 14th most linked to blog according to Technorati. ReadWriteWeb has over a quarter of a million subscribers, and they continue to break news relevant to web nerds like me. Whether you’re already a web nerd, or you’re just realizing that you need to be one to get a job, an internship with ReadWriteWeb might be just what you’re looking for Continue reading about ReadWriteWeb…
Thumbnail image for Willy Franzen.jpgArticle by Willy Franzen of One Day, One Internship and One Day, One Job

Posted August 11, 2006 by

How to find a job using new media (podcasts, blogs, etc.)

I’ve been a part of the hiring process here at the Student Loan Network for several weeks now, reviewing applications for technology and marketing positions. I am consistently shocked at how people who are supposed to be cutting edge in technology and new media fail to incorporate any significant technology in their self-marketing. Out of hundreds of resumes, exactly ONE has had a personal web site with it.
In today’s show, I talk about how you can use new media – podcasting, blogs, video podcasting/vlogging – to land yourself a new job and help you stand out from the crowd, particularly in today’s stagnant economy.
Check it out at:
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As always, please contact me with any feedback, either here, on the show, or on the phone.