In One Click: Follow the Newest Student Affairs Job Search & Blog Post Tweets

I’ve talked about how much I enjoy the content curation site, Paper.li.  Here are two examples of a Paper.li that I created for the higher education and student affairs masters students I teach.  These sites pull content from social media postings that contain specific hashtags and format them into a visual newspaper.  Once a week a new edition is dynamically created and emailed out to subscribers.  If you think they might also be helpful to you, check them out…

I need your help! …to crowdsource a #StudentAffairs and #HigherEd resource…

Are you bored this 4th of July week, desperately counting down the days until vacation? I’ve got a distraction for you. I need… we need… your help!  I was searching for a solid list of professional associations in the student affairs/higher education field for my students and couldn’t find one.  The field is vast, always changing, and I certainly don’t know everything, so I thought, “Perhaps if I crowdsource this, I can draw on the collective wisdom of other professionals to create a resource not just for my students, but for everyone.”… Read More

How to create a visual resume… and stand out to employers

Tweet I’ve been searching for a one year part-time job while I finish off my dissertation (HINT, HINT) and I quickly came to the realization that I needed something to make me stand out.  For the past couple of years I’ve been encouraging the students I teach in the Higher Education master’s programs at Boston College and Merrimack College to create their own digital presence.  I have done it with this website and it has produced many dividends and opportunities for me.  Wanting to take some next steps, I designed a “visual… Read More

Social Media Triple Threat for the Class of 2014 Job Search [REBLOG]

Originally posted on Josie Ahlquist:
LMU Graduation. Photo Credit: Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht I write this post to the class of 2014 college graduates.  Putting in four years to earn your undergraduate (or five…or six) I’m sure ready to go put that degree to work!  You have the grades, the extracurriculars, internships, and even great references.  But in todays fiercely competitive economy there is no guarantee that you’ll even get an interview. Nope, many of those times I listed above are given.  The leadership roles, high GPA, service projects, etc.  Still nothing. I have…

Facebook Graph Search Just Made Your Job Search More Interesting

Facebook Graph Search proves just how important building up your social network contacts can be.  This new search feature, which has been slowly rolling out over the past few months, allows one to make “micro-level” searches.  For instance, you can search for “my friends that like Lionel Richie” or “my family that visited Peoria.”  These are just a few suggestions, but the options go much much further.  If you have the feature through Facebook, you can try their guided tour here. In any event, I recently discovered how incredibly useful this can… Read More