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Enhancing Your Professional Profile: Job Hunting and Social Media

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On Thursday I went up to the MMU Business School to attend an afternoon of talks as part of our regular training schedule. The theme this month was Job Hunting and Social Media, and there were three sessions over the course of the afternoon on different aspects of this topic.
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aslanmedia_official/6292167103/The first session was entitled “Amazing Applications”, and was run by the University’s Careers Service. There were a couple of good points raised during this session, such as the importance of mirroring the employer’s language in your application (are they groovy and relaxed, like Innocent, or businesslike, like Barclays?) to show you’ll fit in with their culture and the need for clear structure in your answers. I liked the advice about using the STAR technique when giving evidence of competencies (list the Situation, Task, Action, and Result) as well. Apart from this, though, I felt that this was a…

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Atlanta Bucket List

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I came across the April issue of Atlanta Magazine, with the cover title of 50 Things Every Atlantan Must Do. Intrigued, I grabbed the magazine and flipped to the article. Inside I found facets of Atlanta, I didn’t even know existed. This isn’t the first time this has happened. The most recent ‘Best of Atlanta’ issue of Creative Loafing also showed me that I have been missing out on what’s going down in Atlanta.  Now, I consider myself an Atlanta native. I wasn’t born here, but I have spent the majority of my adolescence here as well as my late 20’s and live here now with my family. After reading this article I was finally inspired to kick off my Atlanta bucket list. I’m ready to become a tourist in my own city. I want to embrace the city for everything it’s got and leave no neighborhood or pocket of history uncovered. Armed with…

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