Make LinkedIn Work for You

A lot of people still think of LinkedIn as Facebook’s awkward second-cousin that tries too hard to hang with the cool kids. It’s not seen as a “fun” social media platform, or relevant to anyone other than seasoned professionals and kids straight out of college desperate for work. Believe me when I say that LinkedIn

Continue Reading

Unique Networking in Traverse City

“Networking” elicits a gag reflex in most professionals. Who likes shuffling around dingy conference rooms under florescent lights, desperately handing out business cards to people who won’t remember you? Luckily, northern Michigan provides a thriving environment to meet, mingle, and make connections while actually having fun. In my five years of working in Traverse City post-college, I

Continue Reading

How To Build Real Job Skills Online

In the last decade, online education has grown from an interesting experiment to a $100 Billion dollar industry. Innovators (like Salman Khan) discovered that they could educate millions of people using video, text, and interactive elements online. Today, some of the biggest universities in the world offer online courses. Yet, most people don’t realize they can

Continue Reading

Meaningful, Impactful or Unique

So what do we mean by these words that set Awesome Job Alert apart from other job sites? Here are our intentions… MEANINGFUL: Personally fulfilling. Grounded in personal values, purpose, strengths and passions. Come Alive. Official definition “full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant” IMPACTFUL: Makes a positive difference in the community or in the world

Continue Reading