• The Sexy Side of HR

    August 10, 2010 by

    SXSW11 The Sexy Side of HRJessica Miller-Merrill of Blogging 4 Jobs recently contacted me to ask if I would be interested in partnering with her and a few other human resource industry professionals to deliver a panel presentation at the SXSW Interactive conference in March 2011 in Austin, Texas. Her vision was to put together a group of us who could talk about how and why employers should use cell phone text messaging, social media, and other technologies to recruit and retain top talent. I gave her the enthusiastic thumbs up.

    Jessica submitted the proposal in July and last week was notified by SXSW that her proposal made it to the second round of consideration. This next round consists of voting from visitors to the SXSW Panel Picker Page and those votes count for 30 percent of the score given to each proposal. In short, if you think that this is a good topic, it is really, really important that you vote for our panel.

    Jessica (@blogging4jobs) will moderate The Sexy Side of HR panel and we’ll be joined by Joel Cheesman, Blogger & VP at Jobing.com (@cheezhead) and Carrie Corbin of AT&T Talent Attraction (@thealphafemme).

    Please take out two minutes and do the following: Go to the Panel Picker Page, click the link to “Sign In” near the top corner, click “create a new account” (assuming you don’t have one already), complete the simple form, and vote for The Sexy Side of HR panel. It really is that simple. Thanks!!


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

    July 26, 2010 by

    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!

  • New-Media Internships With ReadWriteWeb

    December 03, 2008 by

    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

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

    August 11, 2006 by

    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:
    The Financial Aid Podcast Web Site
    If you have iTunes, visit:
    FinancialAidPodcast.com/itunes
    As always, please contact me with any feedback, either here, on the show, or on the phone.