The following is a guest post by Jacqui Alexander, Social Media Marketer and founder of Jacquilope.com.
While social media might seem like unfamiliar terrain to some, it’s important for business owners to recognize the value of a well-directed social media presence.
Social media provides many benefits to business owners. For one, it’s a free marketing tool providing you with a platform to speak about your products and services to the public at no cost. As you gain followers, you become directly connected to the people who are most enthusiastic about what your company has to offer. Continue reading
Guest Post by Dan Bauer
Today’s jobtalk is with Stevee Mills, an acrobat with Circus Oz, Australia’s internationally acclaimed contemporary circus. From New York to Hong Kong, Circus Oz has taken its self-crafted performances of wit, grace and spectacle to 26 countries across five continents, to critical acclaim. The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that full of death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a spectacular live band. The company had three performances at McCarter Theatre on April 7th and 8th 2012.
B. A. Circus Arts, National Institute of Circus Arts, 2010
How old were you when you first realized you had a drive and talent for the circus?
I was 23 years old when I became interested in circus. I am a former gymnast so after 5 years of working in the animal industry, I realized I would rather be doing backflips again. Continue reading
Guest Post by Dana Sitar
I may have cast aside the workaday life to be a writer, but I can’t deny the value of the minimum wage jobs I worked for 8 years through high school and college before I knew that I would do that. With encouragement from a Wisconsin Lutheran upbringing that demanded loyalty and work ethic, I learned to extract the value from even the crummiest of jobs, and I keep these lessons with me in a less straightforward career. Continue reading
Upon opening my inbox around 5 Friday evening, I saw an email from a Gina. I thought, Gina. Who the heck is that? I don’t know a Gina. Then I opened the email and saw Gina’s last name, Kolata, and remembered that I had sent her an email last week about interviewing her. Continue reading
I was fortunate to “meet” Sadya Siddiqui on Brazen Careerist the first time I used the site. She’s all the way over in Pakistan! She’s written a short article that I’m featuring below.
10 Mistakes You’re Making on LinkedIn
If you are one of the 49 million members from USA* on LinkedIn, a social network for professionals, here are some mistakes you may be making:
1) Like every update:Recently a person shared the news of his job being downsized; 18 people ‘liked’ his update. Next time you want to convey your sympathy, please type it out instead of clicking the ‘like’ button. You might be offending someone with your “likes.” Continue reading