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Get Back to Work: Hidden Job Market

Get Back to Work: Hidden Job Market

Tapping into the “hidden job market” is a key, and sometimes overlooked, tool when you are looking for work. In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fifth chapter – Hidden Job Market – shares what this market looks like and how to effectively tap into it.   Essentially, the hidden job market are the jobs and/or positions that companies do not post externally. Here is a sample of steps available to take to tap into this unknown market:

Get Back to Work: Business Cards

Get Back to Work: Business Cards

In my upcoming book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fourth chapter – Business Cards – shares ideas about what to put on a business card and where to print them. 

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Business cards (also referred to as networking cards) are not only for those employed by businesses. Anyone seeking a new opportunity should have a business card. They are a great networking tool, so have them ready and use them.

There are many different places where you can have business cards printed. Try www.vistaprint.com and www.gotprint.net on the Internet, or use a local print shop. You can also purchase business cards at an office supply store, a Wal-Mart, or a Target. Microsoft Word can even be used to create and print them.

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

The “informational interview” is often one of the most disregarded tools when looking for work.

My Own True Ghost Story

My Own True Ghost Story

By former KXTV reporter Jonathan Mumm

Halloween comes at exactly the right time of year.  There is so much atmosphere in a fall day as your senses are confronted with a mix of autumn smells, a blend of crushed apples and decaying leaves.  Wood smoke drifts lazily through the air while amber sunsets cast a dusky glow on early evening streets and mysterious shadows stretch themselves at twilight.

One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community

The community that reads together, can grow together, and that's the goal of One Book, One Community.

This spring, residents can participate in Auburn's first ever One Book, One Community, a program that encourages everyone to read the same book and then participate in discussions and events about it. 

This year's inaugural selection is "Nature Noir" by Jordan Fisher Smith. Smith is a retired state park ranger who patrolled the American River Canyon for 14 years. His book details his experiences trying to maintain land that was destined to be underwater. The American River Canyon in Auburn was set to become a lake once the Auburn Dam was constructed. Construction never happened and the land remains open to hikers, bicyclists, horse riders and more to this day.

New App Launches to Change Mobile Reading Experience

New App Launches to Change Mobile Reading Experience

For centuries, authors and readers have been separated. One wrote in private, while the other, often months or years later, read in private. Now, a new app has launched that harnesses the power of social media, giving authors and readers new functionality to engage with the content, other readers and the author. The Snippet app for iOS devices pays homage to another aspect of social media by adding a length constraint similar to Twitter.

The new platform allows authors to publish as many 1,000 word or less chapters to their Snippet, and utilize iOS multimedia tools for adding audio, video, photo slideshows and more. This shorter format makes Snippets both quick to read and quick to publish. The entire reading and publishing experience becomes social and connects the writer to the reader like never before, all within the mobile device.

dirty, dirty bird!

dirty, dirty bird!

A young, free-range chicken. A dominating, ravenous chef. A naughty tale of fowl play. Oh dear…I’m dying from the laughing. Filed under: books, food, silly stuff, YouTube Tagged: free range chicken, youtube