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…

The Bacon Kitty George Takei Star Wars Experience 2: Now with Circus Clowns!

Approximately one month ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The Bacon Kitty George Takei Star Wars Experience” about my definition of social media.  A few weeks prior, I had also titled a post, “Your Professional Network is Powered by Bacon.”  After doing this, an odd thing happened.  In the statistics for my website, “bacon” became the most frequent search term directing traffic to my site. The following are the search engine term statistics from my site for the past 30 days: