Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Trends Post #2: What Employers Want


And no they don't mean your ability to do the downward facing dog!

Employers are seeking candidates across all majors who can slide into a variety of positions as needed or can adapt quickly to changing conditions; a mix of technical and soft skills.

Companies are repositioning themselves for more Internet business and seek candidates with acumen in this area.
  • Web 2.0 is BIG BIG BIG.
  • Employers are just beginning to tap into this marketing tool.
  • I know YOU know how to tweet, blog, post, etc.... let employers know too.

What you can do:
  • Include your social media skills on your resume. List examples of appropriate, entrepreneurial-like uses of social media.
  • Think in terms of how organizations might better use these tools to spread the word, to make money, to find more customers...
  • Got a great business idea? Pitch it to everyone you know. Ask them who they might know who might be interested.
  • Here is a great example and inspiration...

A Walking Advertisement: Jacksonville, Fla., Man Makes a Living Wearing T-Shirts for Marketing Company that Takes Advantage of Social Media

Tweet tweet! Laura

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