I couldn’t resist posting this one. Mo thanks for posting this on GoArticles.com, great stuff and so timely!
Successful Job Seekers are Really Halloween Trick or Treaters in Disguise by Mo Nelson
Trick or treaters prepare in dance for their Halloween fun. Everything from what they wear, where they plan on going and knowing how to ask for what they want. Sounds like a great plan for job seekers too!
Successful Halloween Trick or Treaters would do well on a job interview. Let’s see how they do it.
1. The most effective trick or treaters plan their route well to maximize the time they spend actually getting what they want (for you, insert “career path” here).
2. Trick or treaters dress for success.
3. The most successful trick or treaters ask for their trick or treat (ask questions).
4. The most successful trick or treaters put in the time needed.
5. The most successful trick or treaters network to find out where the best treats are to be found.
6. It’s a night filled with repeatedly trying to get the best treats (keep looking for your dream job).
7. Clever treaters have been known to try to ask for their fair share, wait a while, and return for more (keep communicating).
8. If you want to get more treats (job offers), you have to go on more interviews.
9. Smart treaters always say Thank You.
10. At the end of the day, if you didn’t get all of the treats you wanted, you need to work harder next time.
So, get out there and create your career path. Don’t forget to dress for success, which depending on the type of job may mean business attire (no tattoos or piercings showing) and all of your materials with you (resume, letters, certificates, business cards, etc). Don’t forget to follow-up with a personalized handwritten thank you note card for each person you interviewed with. I know you will be more successful getting your dream job if you think Trick or Treat!
About the Author
Mo Nelson is leading the team at Tat2X, a lifestyle brand dedicated to the working professional with tattoos – providing the very best in tattoo cover up and tattoo aftercare products. www.tat2x.com
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A couple of weeks ago my new blog In and Around Ann Arbor jobs blog was sent out in an email from SPARK to a huge Friday mailing list. One of those recipients happens to work at MLive.com. She emailed me and asked me if she could interview me. Well the interview was this morning and she has posted the interview on her blog. I was very happy with her written version of our conversation – sometimes you get misquoted or it doesn’t sound quite like what you intended, but this interview was awesome.
LA2M has a great line up of speakers this year and I thought I would share one of those events.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be an ESPN Sportscaster and travel the world? Well if you attend this event you will get to hear Mike Tirico speak about marketing and the recent World Cup games in Africa.
Why is the World Cup so popular, why does it out rank all other sporting events, why do marketers dream of being “seen” at the World Cup? These and many more questions will be answered.
This LA2m event is one of the few “pay for” events. The cost is $20 and includes Mike’s presentation, your lunch, non-alcholic beverage and tip. Proceeds from this event go to Peace Neighborhood – a local non-profit that is part of the cornerstone of the West side of Ann Arbor. Providing a multitude of resources – this center is a place for food, comfort, after school activities and neighborhood building.
Be sure to purchase tickets at Eventbrite in advance as this event will sell out:
Ingenex Digital Marketing is sponsoring the event and will hand out Vuvuzuelas (you know those noisy things from the World Cup that became background noise) to the first 125 people who attend the event.
10/19/10 – update – bit.ly now has QR codes – you have to dig into your stats to grab the QR code but they have it. So for now I am back to my bit.ly account – Google listen up – I like to brand my links so hop on the band wagon and give me what I have with bit.ly and I will be a mighty grateful customer.
I traditionally use bit.ly for most of my URL shortening – but was recently informed that Goo.gl URL shortening was now available to the public…so I thought I would give it a try.
Can get a QR code to go with the link – here is the QR for the story I originally saw the post on.
QR linked to original post
Now that is something I cannot get from bit.ly – at least not yet.
I like that it is linked to my google account – one less thing for me to log in to.
I really like the way it displays my clicks and all of the analytics that are associated with my goo.gl link. Clean and simple!
The biggest one I can see is that I cannot “brand” or personalize my links like I can on bit.ly. That is a huge issue for me – of course that could also change. The ability with bit.ly to customize my URL is part of an SEO strategy, if goo.gl adopted this I would be an avid user of their service.
So I will continue at this time to use both! When I want a QR code I will use goo.gl when I want to personalize I will use bit.ly
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