PRESENTATION VIDEO: Your Professional Network Is Powered By Bacon

I was excited to once again be taking the big stage at ACPA to give a PechaKucha presentation.  For the uninitiated, PechaKuchas entail 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, while presenters speak over them.  In the past, I did a more-serious research-focused PK, a PK that highlighted the fun story of my relationship with JetBlue, and for this year, I wanted to try my hand at presenting something inspiring.  In this PeckaKucha, I present a crowdsourced experiment I did called, “The Six Degrees of Esther Lloyd-Jones Project.”  If you want to… Read More

How To Create A Successful LinkedIn Profile, In One Easy Graphic

LinkedIn is increasingly becoming an essential tool for maintaining professional relationships and networking.  When I taught a course on the higher education job search, I tried to find a simple, comprehensive guide to creating a successful LinkedIn profile.  There are a lot of them out there, but many are lacking in one area or another.  Well, my search is over and it comes in the form of the following graphic courtesy of the folks over at leisurejobs.com.  This graphic is quite simply the best and most comprehensive I have found.  If I… Read More

80% of Jobs Are Landed Through Networking

  When speaking about digital and social technology and the importance of leveraging it for career success, I often share this statistic that comes from John Bennett:  80% of jobs are landed through networking and personal relationships.  Although I cannot vouch for the research behind it, it’s not a statistic I find surprising.  As I have now been working in the field of higher education for over 15 years, over time I have become more and more aware of how true this is. When I reflect back on the jobs I have held… Read More

#NASPA15 Presentation: How to Network Digitally for Professional Development and Relationship-Building

This panel started with a tweet.  Christina Ferrari sent our a message asking if anyone wanted to collaborate on a session about leveraging digital networks for professional development.  The result is an exciting collaboration involving a panel of presenters, many of whom have only previously met virtually.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAconnect! Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00am – 9:50am Convention Center 209 Abstract Social media can be helpful in expanding professional networks and transforms human interaction. But what does the “power of social media” look like when it comes to… Read More

#ACPA15 Presentation: What Grad School Didn’t Teach You About Your Digital Life

Josie Ahlquist and I are proud to be collaborating on an exciting session for the upcoming 2015 International Convention of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  This session is intended for all levels of professionals who want to learn about how to develop a positive digital presence online and leverage digital and social tools for professional development.  This practical session provides a how-to-guide for beginners and will also offer up some new ideas for more experienced professionals.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAidentity! Friday, March 6, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom… Read More