Our mission as the Alumni Alliance is to implement the goals and objectives of Take Stock in Children by breaking the cycle of poverty, raising awareness and providing opportunities to reinvest in our communities and our Take Stock in Children family.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Social Media March 2015 by Daniella Bernasconi
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest,
blogs and more, have become a popular tool to link with new and old
connections. However, more often today, recruiters are screening potential
employees through this means throughout the hiring process because of the high
level of competition. This doesn’t mean you cannot be on social media, it just
means you have to be more conscious about the content you wish to share through
these platforms and what level of privacy you are choosing for them.
For example, you can decide to keep Facebook for personal
means and LinkedIn to build a professional background. Nonetheless, you have to
realize that no matter how private the settings are inappropriate content may
still be visible to potential employers. LinkedIn has grown to be an excellent
resource for networking and being able to show recruiters the experience that
you have. In addition, LinkedIn allows you to join groups of other like-minded
individuals. By connecting with others, you may find people in your desired
field and they can even help you land a job! Social Media can be a positive
influence in your career, you just have to make sure you are sharing the right
content on the right platform.
Searching For A Job January 2015 By Daniella Bernasconi
Searching for a
job can often feel like an aggravating task; however, there are many sites that
have outstanding resources to help you score a job. The trick is to start
early, make a plan, and work on your interview skills.
Before you start, do as much research as you possibly can. Look for as many
online resources to search for jobs and do not restrict your search to your
hometown, an out of state job can give you the experience and learning
components you might just be looking for. You may find helpful resources in the Take Stock In Children main website. An additional resource is Career Fairs. Most universities hold annual Career
Fairs at their respective schools. They are a great way to get ahead and
connect with employers. You get first hand exposure to many networking and job
opportunities and if you are well-prepared, Career Fairs can be a successful
part of your job search.
Problem, Action, Result (PAR) statements in your resume can help employers
recognize your achievements. To land an interview, make sure you are maximizing
the impact of the skills you have acquired as experience. It is also important that you develop and
continuously update your LinkedIn with a professional photo, and start volunteering
for a cause you are passionate about. Companies today are beginning to realize
the importance of giving back through community service and volunteering and
are looking for employees who are well-rounded and committed to service.
Interviewing can often be nerve-racking but good preparation will help you
control the nervousness and present yourself with confidence. Make sure you do
prior research on the company but do not limit your search to
company-controlled information. Find out the companies mission statement,
long-term goals, and skills and characteristics they value most in their
employees. This will help you build confidence prior to your interview date. Searching for a
job doesn't need to be a difficult, dreadful task. All it takes is for one
person to do the right research and have the right preparation. Just remember,
you can never be too prepared for an interview so never stop doing research and
learning about the job opportunities that are waiting for you!