In my opinion its networking. Find folks who work or have connections a company and make yourself know. What do you think?
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This just in from the Associated Press..McDonald’s plans to hold its first national hiring day on April 19th to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants nationwide. The hiring goal translates to about three or four new employees at each location. The suburban Chicago fast food chain says it’s making a concentrated effort to add staff as its business improves and as more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours a day.
So when you hear the economy is finally producing jobs, is it only jobs that require you to say, “Would you like fries with that?” Well here are some statistics I found in an article by Zachary Roth.
Do you have limited time and resources? Possibly starting a small business and trying to get up and running? Well have you ever thought of hiring an intern? This may be a way to get moving a bit faster! Interns are cheap talent…and almost everyone reading this article got unpaid experience in their field and had to start somewhere, right? So I want to highly encourage you to seek the help of well educated and highly valuable college students to intern with you and your company.
There are many articles and comments floating around that volunteering can boost one’s future job prospects. Although volunteer work isn’t always as easy to come by at all jobs (museums, hospitals etc. are generally always looking for volunteers), offering free help to any type of business is always appreciated. Time after time the phrase, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” comes into play. Imagine that you have been a volunteer at a particular job for quite some time now. You now understand how the company runs, what the culture is like, what it takes to be successful there, and most importantly, the people who run the company. Now imagine that a job opening suitable to your skills and qualifications suddenly opens up. The chances of the employer approaching you about the position, and taking your skills and qualifications seriously into account, have now been raise significantly.
How do you get a foot in the job world’s door? Are there certain websites you must keep up with on a daily basis to get your big break? Well, I think it’s safe to say no two people read the exact same websites everyday. Personally, I learn a few new websites every time I talk with my friends.
And most recently I found out about a website called “www.onedayonejob.com ”. This website is the insider’s guide to unique and exciting entry-level job opportunities for recent college graduates. As most recent grads do, Willy Franzen graduated and realized how frustrating the job search can be and so that’s why he started One Day, One Job.
Social Media is everywhere. In fact, it has been found that as you read this, 1.6 million people are checking Facebook, 32,000 people are watching a YouTube video, and 10, 400 tweets just went out via Twitter. Crazy right? So how does one use each medium effectively?
Two recent articles, one featuring Facebook, the other LinkedIn, discuss new features and suggestions that should help people successfully land jobs through the help of their sites
Social Media is the talk everywhere: the talk of how to use it, how to promote oneself or ones business through it, and most importantly the talk of how to see results from it. According to statistics, social media is used by about 65% of people aged 24-54 – an age group most prominent in the business world. So how do people, i.e. business professionals, make a name for themselves in this new social media world – a question worth a million dollars right?
After watching numerous videos and reading several online reviews, I finally asked Zack if we could interview Jeff Hayzlett for our “5 Quick Questions Segment”. Jeff is the former CMO of Kodak, a cowboy at heart, an avid Twitter user, and the “Chuck Norris of Marketing”. For more information on Jeff check out http://hayzlett.com/. Luckily we recently got
As many of you know I have been working hard the last several months to launch a mentoring program for the 212 Advertising club. If you are unfamiliar with 212, it is the largest advertising club in NYC with over 3,500 members. That’s a lot right?
I learned a lot in the process of putting this together and wanted to share a couple of thoughts but most importantly I want you to join us! We are hosting our kickoff at the Datran Media offices on 11/30 from 6-9 with an incredible panel that includes David Berkowitz of 360i, Christopher Cunningham (if you know me well enough you will know why I like that name) of AppSavvy, and Michael Jaindal of Buddy Media, etc. You can learn more and register by clicking here.
Despite a sluggish economy, AAA is predicting an upswing in holiday travel this Thanksgiving. An 11 percent increase from last year is predicted for U.S. travel. And with high unemployment rates people want to be with their families even more so than prior years. But when you don’t have a job to boast about, the holidays can get awkward. Not only for you, but for family members who aren’t sure exactly what to say to the person who is unemployed.