Friday, April 17, 2009

The Progression of IT

An interesting look at the progression of information technology. Not sure about accuracy, but it's fun. http://tinyurl.com/dmcetn

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Using Twitter as Part of Your Job Search

As Social Media continues to explode, Twitter has experienced some of the most significant growth in the last year. As users seek to receive constant updates on subjects that interest them, job hunting has obviously increased during this same time. Twitter can be a useful, practically real-time tool to supplement a job hunt. With TweetMyJobs.com, which uses the Twitter platform, users can search jobs for free by signing up for various job channels. Companies can post jobs on the site as well. When a job becomes available on a job channel for which a person has subscribed based on geography and industry, the person instantly receives a text message on his or her cell phone notifying them of the opportunity. In today's job hunting climate, job seekers need to have a balanced approach to networking and resume exposure. Twitter and TweetMyJobs may be another avenue to consider.

Friday, April 3, 2009

After 17 months of this recession, is the end near?

Seeing as we cannot recognize economic recovery until after we have experienced it, it is difficult to know where we stand today in regards to eventual recovery. Although there have been encouraging signs in recent weeks that the worse might be over, and this article points out some of those positive signs, unemployment is the more important indicator right now. Just one year ago our stock market was healthy, but unemployment was a problem. So even if we see the markets rebound, manufacturing orders increase, and home sales start to grow again, the employment number has to stop bleeding first before real consumer confidence returns.