Build a Positive Online Presence

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

So many people want to tell you what not to do when working on your job search online. In this tough job market too many well intentioned people can scare you out of some solid, bold approaches online. We can recount the many mistakes and hazards of building your online brand. Some of the eye catching warnings start with lines like The Five Fatal Mistakes of…and you can fill in the blanks after the ellipsis. So let’s talk about building a core, positive presence online and what you can do to improve your job search networking etiquette and habits.

Are Experts in Your Field Multiplying Like Rabbits?

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

Perhaps it was the last networking event that I attended in Raleigh, North Carolina. Someone came up to me, interrupted a conversation I was having and said “So you are like the guru of careers and personal branding around here, right?” Yes, I was polite but I don’t think of myself that way. In the conversation this person pointed out …

Basic Twitter Tips for Job Search and Jobseekers

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

People, companies and even non-profit organizations that peak your interest should be those that you follow on Twitter. Craft who you follow around your professional interests mostly and your do-good volunteer work as well. Your profile on Twitter can be a combination of personal and professional but if you are looking for a job you should promote your professional style, …