Monthly Archives: February 2010

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter: A simple guide to succeed.

Something I hear time and time again: Why is the equation of what social media network to use and where so difficult?  Are you ready for this one? I promise, it’s utterly simple. LinkedIn is what you use at your office. It’s a carefully, packed sandwich you sit around the table with your coworkers and eat. It’s…

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Learning to apologize…

I have a little girl who is four years old and if I told you she was the thing that most anchored me to my life and passion, would you believe me? I’m so quick to dismiss her sometimes, when she jumps excitedly on one foot or waves her arm for me to see; sometimes…

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Dating and the Job Search….

…Excerpt from Social Media Manifesto: Published November 18th, 2009. http://www.box.net/socialmedia/1/34610860/357302076 Is a job search like scouring the personals and looking for the perfect mate? A job search is a lot like trying to find a decent date. Finding the perfect mate means having an open mind and knowing WHO you are. How can you find…

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Featured on www.MNHeadHunter.com

Guest Blog Post from: http://www.mnheadhunter.com/mh/2010/02/what-happened-to-your-resume.html (….You’re Not Seriously Handing That Out, Are You?) I met with a client recently who had such poise and determination to move forward into her next career, but what she lacked was far greater. She explained away the Fortune 500’s she had worked for and delicately took out her resume,…

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If you’re selling yourself short…

Original Article Here  A recent article was published about the shortcomings of Workforce Centers in Minnesota. I’d like to give an additional point of view: This morning, I spent about a half hour politely pushing a client to try and type on a keyboard. She was going for an ‘assembly’ job and didn’t see the value…

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A Case For Humanity: Social Media in a Company Position

The real winner tonight is the woman behind Southwest Air’s profile. She deserves a raise, and being commended over handling a situation with proactivity, grace and the perfect touch of humor and insight. She humanized her company- and because of how it was handled? I’ll be flying Southwest this upcoming spring.

Go, Job Seekers, Go!

The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for…

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How Has Cervical Cancer Changed Your Life?

January was National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  I recently spoke with Esme Murphy from CBS Channel 4 in the Twin Cities to discuss prevention and education about HPV and Cancer.  The video can be seen here: http://www.gawkk.com/cervical-cancer-survivor-communication-key-1/discuss When February hit, I was concerned that since the airwaves had calmed down a lot more people wouldn’t hear…

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Undercover Boss: The Secret To A Company’s Wealth…

This is a call to the living, To those who refuse to make peace with evil, With the suffering and the waste of the world. This is a call to the human, not the perfect, To those who know their own prejudices, Who have no intention of becoming prisoners of their own limitations. This is…

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Never Underestimate The Human Spirit

From the moment he walked in I knew something was different about him. The Vikings jacket he wore was threadbare on one sleeve and the other was covered with some sort of food-like-material.  He didn’t walk as much as stagger or speak as much as slowly dictate his words with an obvious handicap as his…

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