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
“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
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
Congratulations! You updated your resume, applied for a job, and received a call for an interview. If you’re like me and immediately break into a nervous sweat at the thought of an inquisition a professional job interview, you will definitely want to practice a few questions beforehand. Also, don’t wear silk. I made that mistake
Updating a résumé might be the only thing more agonizing than filling out a job application. Are your job descriptions too long? What font should you use? Oh, yeah, and what year did you get that certification, again? In my most recent job search endeavor (which spanned 4-5 months) I rewrote my résumé a few
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
I truly believe that knowing or not knowing what time it is, is a huge indicator and great tool of checking in with ourselves. Am I doing something or spending time with people that fill me up? If you lose track of time on a first date, for example- this person might be worth pursuing.
Have a college degree, but can’t find work? Now might be a good time to move (back) to Michigan. A recent article in the Detroit Free Press points out: of the top 50 occupational openings in Michigan in coming years, 64% will require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree or higher. But only about 26%