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6 Ways to Unlock the Power of Twitter in Your Job Search

I generally get quite the quizzical look when I suggest that Twitter is a powerful and unique tool that can enhance your job search strategy. The reality is according to Tweetmyjobs.com, an amazing Twitter app, 45% of companies plan to increase their budgets for recruiting on Twitter and other social networks this year. I generally get quite the quizzical look when I…

10 Reasons You Can Be Thankful For Twitter

It’s hard to get excited about a job search. Even less so about job search tools.  Well, I have something that I think you’ll really be grateful for if you give it a chance.  You can be thankful for Twitter for being Twitter. Rather than being the frivolous waste of time you think it might be, Twitter is in fact your Swiss…

7 updates to your Linkedin profile that will transform your job search.

In September I launched a weekly group & workshop, the Carerfolk café dedicated to helping people get a grip on the social media tools that have revolutionized the job search and career management. I’m talking specifically about LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook. Indeed, I am a bit of an evangelist because the more I learn about the powerful impact these tools can have…

What Is Twitter & Why You should Care

There are  less than 24 hours left before my first Twitter Training Intensive, and I have been getting lots of emails and calls from people asking me why on earth should they need Twitter. Great question! I know there is so much confusion as to why and how Twitter can be helpful, especially in light of all the recent bad publicity. Well,…

How to become famous (not infamous) on Twitter: 5 lessons learned from Anthony Weiner and his…

What bad timing! Just as I’m about to convince the world about the magical properties of Twitter for the job search-– Anthony Weiner, State representative from NY spoils everything. Weiner has achieved infamy, dragging Twitter through the dirt too and perpetuating the notion that if you use Twitter it can only be hazardous to your reputation and personal privacy. Weiner has to…

5 Career Trends that have changed the way we work

You might not have realized yet, but you recently got a promotion. You’re the boss now and you  have a job.  Today’s new reality is that you are the boss of your own career and your job is to create work for yourself.  That might sound like quite a radical idea but in fact, it’s nothing new.  As early as 1994, William Bridges outlined the…