J Money, the creator of BudgetsAreSexy.com and the inspiration for this here site just inspired me even further with something so creative and simple. When he thought he was going to lose his job, he posted about it online, so proactive! In that post was this pic:
This little Doodle is so simple but so helpful. It gives an easily viewable layout of everything he would do, and we should do to find a new job. Some of them are quite creative. Let’s check it out.
LinkedIn: “Looking for…” Headline Status Update
I too have come to find LinkedIn.com far more useful than I ever thought it would be. It seems my latest LinkedIn headline was about my book being published. Tsk Tsk, need to keep those updates context friendly. I have now changed it to say what careers I’m looking for and what I can do for a prospective company.
Emurse is an online resume builder. I have my own resume in a format I think looks nice, but I might try it out anyway. Here are some top reasons to use it.
BusinessWeek:“Simple, intuitive resume creation… The easiest way to get your up-to-date work history on the first page of a Google search… 4.5 out of 5 stars”
USA Today:“Creating a good-looking, useful resume can be difficult. Emurse (www.emurse.com) helps you create resumes that can be shared online or printed.”
C|Net:“Using a tool such as Emurse to help you focus your energy on the content of your resume, instead of wrestling with your word processor to get it to display right, is smart”
15secondpitch.com. This is a very cool site that helps you tighten your pitch to potential employers and customers. This is particularly useful for someone like me who might be rather long winded. Go to their site right now. It might even better help YOU figure out what it is you do.
Meetup. I love meetup.com. I use it for everything I am interested in: from book writing to wilderness survival skills, it gets me up and out of the house talking with like minded people. I have used it for networking in the past with good results and will continue to do so. My only problem is that I’m hardly ever in town to participate in most events. Hence the new job finding.
Social Media Club. I think he meant socialmediaclub.ORG. It’s literally what it says, a club centered around social media and educating the world about it. They have many events and meetups around the US and abroad. If you can make it to a convention, you definitely should, it’s on my list.
Business Cards. I’ve found the personal touch adds a lot to an interaction with someone in the art world. When I’m promoting my fiction novel, I like to write my information on a scrap of paper, this promotes even more conversation and I find the person is more likely to buy. If I simply give them a business card, I seem to think that’s the end of it and my work is done. It’s largely psychological. Now, in the business world, contact cards are essential. Even if its a creative setting, it is good to have business cards to fall back on if the situation requires it, such as a networking meeting. Moo and VistaPrint are both very good sites. Moo is helpful if your a designer or photographer since you can put multiple images on the front of different cards while keeping the same template on the back. VistaPrint is more traditional but still offers a wide variety of graphic options and is cheaper.
Once again, thanks to BudgetsAreSexy, go check him out, he’s my inspiration.