The Wall Street Journal article, Only the Employed Need Apply, says that unemployment is a 9.4% (I think it is closer to 20% based on the number that I have been reading) and it is a buyers market for employers that are hiring and employers are only looking to higher those who are currently working. There is a perception that if you are still employed in today’s economic climate, you are “strong performer” or on the “A team” or have significant value. Employers would rather fill openings with candidates who are working elsewhere.
A lot of what the article says is true, however,
Ok, true, it has been a few weeks since The New Marketing Summit (TNMS) in Foxboro MA, but I still wanted to share with you some of the great finds that I discovered there.Â The exhibitor companies that I met offer great social media tools that serve many marketing and community needs of the companies trying to reach their customer.
Whether it be the functionality, or tracking, or analyzing trends these tools do it. They might be a great fit for your company or for some of the clients that you work with.
Sitecore is a Web Content Management System (CMS) software that helps you create
I just returned from the exciting, energizing, and thought provoking 2-day New Marketing Summit organized by Chris Brogan,Â David Meerman Scott, and Paul Gillin at the Gillette Staduim in Foxboro MA.Â It was a whirlwind of presentations, panels and case studies that really got you thinking about how to plan for and incorporate the new social media tools into the marketing mix. The event was large enough to provide real value and small and intimate enough to really connect with the others in attendanceâ€¦oh, and I was a winnerâ€¦Woohoo!
BuzzLogic, a technology that analyz
The Web2.0 Expo in New York City was a great event and kudos go out to the Web2.0 Expo organizer chairs Brady Forrest and Jennifer Pahlka and their entire staff that helped make such a successful event. It was extremely well organized, with more than 75 exhibitors showcasing all things Web 2.0â€”tools, technologies, services, infrastructures, and more! There were many sponsors, of which Webgrrls International was one. There were interesting sessions to attend and with so many attendees, the networking was great too.
The exhibition hall was thriving it was great to see so many new and e
Almost every situation/transaction allows an opportunity for you to practice one of the most important business skills in business â€“ Negotiating â€“ Yes, I do know that most people hate negotiating, but, if done well, it can be fun and also, if done well and when it is time to negotiate seriously, and you prepare for it, negotiating can either put or keep a lot more money in your pocket.
You donâ€™t get what you deserveâ€¦you get what you negotiate
Negotiating Quick Facts:
Women will pay on average more than $1,353 to avoid negotiating the price of a car
Social Media - Web 2.0 â€“ Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, My Space and many others, Webgrrls use them all. 70% of the Webgrrls respondents say they leverage or are totally immersed in social media. Only 13% were not involved at all.
Marketing, making connections and getting and giving referrals is what it is all about. Grassroots, warm leads, and leveraging the tools and your network to build your business or propel your career, is a great recipe for success.
Perhaps it is because they take their career and business more seriously, proactively leverage their network and participate in their community is why over 54% of Webgrrls are either prospering or not feeling the effects of the current economy or have only had to make minor adjustments to their budgets, based on the June Webgrrls QuickPoll,
We are seeing sky-high fuel prices, rising food prices, the dollar buys less and less. The value of our homes has plummeted, gold and silver prices are up (although suppressed) and the Fed printing presses are humming, small business are closing and more
When interviewing for a job for the most part the job is yours to lose. The HR personâ€™s job is to fill the opening, the company needs the staff, and you want the jobâ€¦everyone in this equation is pulling for you to do well in the interview, including you, so it is literally yours to lose.
I work with a lot of people on improving their interview skills and techniques, organizing their thoughts, helping them to articulate their career history, guiding them as to the best way to answer the interview questions to highlight their experience, determining the best way to provide releva
Net Neutrality is an issue that could affect each one of us and is an important issue that will shape the future of the Internet. At the National Conference for Media Reform, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps was clear with his message: â€œWe must have enforceable principles of Internet non-discriminationâ€.
â€œA neutral broadband network is one that is free of restrictionsâ€¦which does not restrict content, sites or platforms, and where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streamsâ€.
Net Neutrality is not a new issue, the t
Webgrrls International Questions Unemployment Numbers
New York City, NY (May, 28 2008) - According to the US Department of Labor statistics, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at about 5.0%. Not true, says a women's global technology organization Webgrrls International.
Webgrrls International recently surveyed its U.S.-based users and of over 500 respondents, 36% are unemployed and of those unemployed, 11% have given up looking for a job. 52% have jobs while only 10% are self-employed with steady clients and income.
"Our Quick Poll shows a different economy than that of our Governm
It seems that "building community" is back in vogue and once again on every one's lips...Building community is now at the forefront of every marketing strategy and outreach effort...
At Webgrrls, since 1995, we have been building and maintaining our community of professional women all with the goal to help them to strive for and achieve success, however they define it...it is not just about building community, but, about seeding and fostering a relationship...it is not just the community, it is the conversation... the interaction.
It is not just a one-way or even two-way conversation eit
I just wanted to pass this information along to everyone...and say WOO HOO!
In an Associates Press/Washington Post article, Karen Matthews tells about the Girl sweep at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Congratulations to the winners...and of course all of the participants.
NEW YORK -- Girls swept a prestigious high school science competition for the first time Monday, winning top prizes of $100,000 scholarships for their work on potential tuberculosis cures and bone growth in zebrafish.
It was the first time girls had ever won the grand prizes in both the team an
How idiotic can a â€œjournalistâ€ be? And this seems like yet another example of one woman working hard to undermine and trivialize the professional accomplishments of another woman... and having worked with professional women for many many years, I have seen it before and I am sure I will see it againâ€¦but it really should stop.
In a CBS, The Early Show, Hannah Storm interview with Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich (focus on Elizabeth), Dennis very politely reminded Storm about his wifeâ€™s professional accomplishment, who, in addition to having a Masterâ€™s Degree in I
Entrepreneurs and career professionals often find themselves stuck in a business situation and canâ€™t seem to identify a clear path around, over, or through the barrier that is keeping them from reaching the next level. Perhaps they are too close to the issue or too connected to it. Perhaps they have a mental block and just canâ€™t come up with the ideas, or, in some cases, maybe, they are the problem.
Finding an advisory group, whether it is formal or informal, is very important. They can be your friends, colleagues, or associates. Some of them should come from different indust