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CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the continued exponential growth in social media, keeping up with constant changes is a challenge. Not only for businesses of all sizes recruiting talent but also for professionals who are trying to stay up-to-date with all of the platforms and the best way to use them. Learning these new skills is made complicated by the lack of specialized training schools, the pace of change and unreliable information found on the Internet. According to Adobe's Digital Distress Report, 82% of digital marketing professionals learn on the job, but many businesses and agencies lack adequate employee training programs and resources to effectively diminish the talent gaps in their workforce. Because of this void, there has been steady growth for companies that provide formal training on social media and digital marketing. One such company,... (more)

Networking Is Key For Job Hunters, Says CollegeJournal.com

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Most new jobs are filled by word of mouth, says CollegeJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's guide for career- minded college students. So if you're looking for a job, networking is a vital tool for gathering information and achieving your goal. "Networking can be done anytime, anywhere-a train ride home, at a job fair or in a social setting," says Valerie Patterson, senior producer, CollegeJournal.com. "The most important first step in networking is to smile and be friendly -- you never know with whom you might strike up an important conversation." CollegeJournal.com offers these tips on how to get the most out of networking: * Know what you're looking for - speak succinctly about your talents, skills and goals. * Be assertive - networking means that you are working toward your goal -- advancement in your career-so don't b... (more)

Open Source Toolkit for Job Hunters

Unemployment is rising and competition for the few jobs that are available is becoming tougher than ever. With each open job requisition, hiring managers are receiving hundreds of résumés. How do you stand out of the crowd? What can you do to get noticed? How can you start an interesting conversation? The key to successfully securing a job is to prove your expertise, while differentiating yourself from the crowd. It takes creativity and ingenuity - which are both possible using open source software. Open source can help you distinguish yourself without pulling on your purse strings, and, more important, it can help show how tech-savvy and creative you are. Build Your Credibility The most important task of job hunting is building an impressive résumé that clearly defines who you are, the expertise you bring to the table, your past successes, and the drive for a success... (more)

Walter Cronkite's IT Career Advice

The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those working in IT. Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter 1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events." He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you nod and think, "I get I now." When explaining the impact of an IT project for your organization, break it down so the non-techies get the light bulb over their heads. Explain it so your mother can understand it--use the criteria: how would Cronkite say this? 2. Have an unbridled enthusiasm. N... (more)

IT Has Gone to the Dogs: What Breed of IT Are You?

IT personnel have been referred to as many things: some see the role of IT staff as everything from heroes and essential partners, to %^&**[email protected]#!! villains. But how about a Pit Bull or a Chichuahua? Is there a German Shepherd lurking inside that SOA developer? If you take a look at some of the most dramatic canine personalities, you might find some interesting similarities between network engineers, software developers and man's best friend. If you're in technology, read on to determine which IT breed you might be. Which Breed of IT Are You? Pit Bull. Official name is the American Staffordshire Terrier. And as well all know, this dog is known for its powerful bite. Once he gets his teeth into something, you can't get him off. Is this your style? A tenacious IT technician? Do you hunt down the cause for an outage or security breach no matter how long it takes? If you ... (more)

Cloud Expo to Introduce "Cloud Job Fair" Pavillion Nov 1-4 in Santa Clara, California

Cloud Expo announced today that it will introduce Cloud Job Fair - cloud computing careers pavillion at the upcoming Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, scheduled for Nov 1-4, in Santa Clara, California. It has also launched a new Twitter site called CloudJobFair. CloudJobFair Twitter site provides a continually updated list of the jobs available in the field of cloud computing, both U.S. and international. Looking for a job in the cloud? This is a great way to explore potential employment opportunities and learn more about companies who are actively hiring. Whether you are looking to change jobs or searching for a new career, CloudJobFair provides you with good resources about jobs available in cloud computing and offers you the opportunity to find companies who are looking for your specific talents, in a market that is growing every day. So get your resume ready! If you ... (more)

CEO of TheLadders.com to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)

'A Car Is Born' Charity Premiere, Hosted By UGS and Blue Sky Productions, Raises $30,000 for Focus: HOPE

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the charity premiere of "A Car is Born" on Monday, Dec. 5 at Detroit's Fox Theatre raised $30,000 for Focus: HOPE. "A Car Is Born" is the first television documentary to cover the history of the product development process in the automotive industry. The documentary is produced by Blue Sky Productions' John McElroy, host of the television program "Autoline Detroit." "Focus: HOPE is honored to be the chosen beneficiary of proceeds from the 'A Car is Born' premiere. The combination of UGS, a major automotive technology provider, with Focus: HOPE represents an ideal relationship," said Eleanor Josaitis, CEO and co-founder, Focus: HOPE. "We are dedicated to equipping our students with the skills that automotive industry employe... (more)

New Year, New You - Career Advice for '06

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Hired (http://www.simplyhired.com/), the world's largest job search site, and Cynthia Shapiro, the site's employee advocate and author of Corporate Confidential -- 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know, offer tips to take into the New Year. Set a goal to success Pick a date and take steps to find a new job. Research opportunities, determine the skills needed for your next move and take the initiative to prepare yourself. Find contacts by joining an online social networking site like LinkedIn.com. Spruce up your attitude and workspace Show confidence in your work, but don't let anyone see your Marketing for Dummies book. Keep your cube decor to a minimum. A messy desk says "messy thinker," while being overly neat may say, " ... what does he/she really do?" Ask for a raise, but not a promotion Promotion... (more)

Accor North America Aims to Create Opportunities for People With Disabilities

CARROLLTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/02/06 -- Accor North America announced a partnership with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC) to maintain employment positions for individuals with disabilities. Administered by the Ohio RSC, the Governor's Initiative on Jobs for People with Disabilities is a grant program that offers economic development projects that create job opportunities for people with disabilities. "This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for all parties involved," said Larry Daniel, Senior Vice President, Accor North America Contact Centers. "As a result of the grant, everyone will have the chance to be trained on state-of-the-art equipment." Accor received a state grant in the amount of $49,910 to update and enhance its call center training facilities in Columbus and Springfield, Ohio. Updates for the facilities will include new video ... (more)

PR Newswire Summary of Technology Copy, March 6, 2007

Following is a summary of high technology news releases transmitted today by PR Newswire. The full text of these releases is available at the PR Newswire for Journalists, http://media.prnewswire.com/. CLTU086 03/06/2007 00:01 r f MA-AT&T-Adds-Wireless (WESTWOOD) AT&T Adds New Wireless Coverage to Newton SFTU091 03/06/2007 00:01 r f WA-INRIX-traffic (KIRKLAND) Independent Study Further Validates INRIX as Traffic Information Industry Leader SFTU093 03/06/2007 00:01 r f CA-SupportSoft (REDWOOD CITY) support.com to Provide Consumers With 'Instant Technology Relief(SM)' for Digital Cameras and MP3 Players NYTU042 03/06/2007 00:05 r f FL-Avaya-Lenovo-joint (ORLANDO) Avaya and Lenovo to Provide Customers Enhanced IP Communications on ThinkPad Notebooks CGTU021 03/06/2007 01:00 r f TX-AT&T-Uverse-Dallas (DALLAS-FORT WORTH) AT&T Introduces U-verse in Dallas-Fort Worth LNTU5... (more)