Check Out this Non-Traditional Resume!

| View | Upload your own A few months ago I wrote about a blog post from Seth Godin on the death of the resume. This morning I had an email from Jeff Widman one of the people who responded to Seth's call for interns, pointing me to this very non-traditional resume he submitted to apply for the job. Apparently with a few tweaks, he also sent his "resume" to... Read more →

How Public Should Your Portfolio Be?

Sarah Stewart is continuing to build her online portfolio and in doing so has run smack into an issue that concerns anyone who has information online--how much should she share? As Sarah points out, she's in a bit of a fix, because of course some aspects at least of her portfolio must be public if she's going to use it to build and communicate about her professional identity. But the... Read more →

EPortfolios for Professional Development: Sarah' Stewart's Online Portfolio

Inspired by my recent post on how Shari is developing an online portfolio, midwife and regular reader Sarah Stewart has started working on her own version. Sarah decided that now was the time because as a professional midwife she's required to have a portfolio (she's had a paper version for awhile) and since more and more of her work is digital, it made sense to her to organize something online.... Read more →

Job Searching the Web 2.0 Way: Tools for Personal Branding

This is the last post for now in my ongoing case study of my work with Shari, a mid-career training professional who's currently looking for a new job. On Monday, Shari will be weighing in with a guest post on the process from her perspective. So far I've discussed how Shari is using Web 2.0 tools to organize and support various job search activities. We've also looked at setting up... Read more →

Job Searching the Web 2.0 Way: Developing Your Personal Brand

If you've been following along this week, you know that I've been sharing a case study of my work with Shari, a mid-career training professional who's currently looking for a new job. In previous posts I've looked at some Web 2.0 tools and strategies that Shari's using to keep her job search organized and yesterday I discussed the online portfolio that Shari is creating. Today I'm going to talk about... Read more →

Job Searching the Web 2.0 Way: Setting up an Online Portfolio

In our ongoing case study of Shari, a mid-career training professional who's integrating Web 2.0 tools into her job search process, we've been looking at how Shari could use various technology tools to help her get organized. First we set up a job search dashboard and then we integrated Google Calendar, Google Alerts and Jott into her job search. Today we're going to delve into another of Shari's key job... Read more →

Job Searching the Web 2.0 Way: A Case Study with Shari

I write a lot here about how to use Web 2.0 tools to support professional development and career management. One area I haven't focused on as much is how these tools can support a key career management skill--job searching. Over the course of the next few days, I'm going to remedy that by sharing with you what I've been doing with Shari, (that's her to the left) a mid-career training... Read more →

Let's Get Naked

Like Christine Martell I've clearly let my magazine reading fall by the wayside more than I realized, because the article I'm about to reference was published in April 2007, which in Internet time might as well be April 1997. At any rate. . . Last week I finally got to read Wired Magazine's The See Through CEO, which is a must-read for everyone. Some choice quotes: Google is not a... Read more →

Lessons Learned from Calculating My Online Identity Score

From Career Distinction comes a nifty little tool that will calculate your "online identity score" and help you determine how effective your online personal branding efforts have been. When you go to the site, you're instructed to run a Google search, enter in the total number of results returned, determine how many of the results on the first three pages relate to you and then how well you think these... Read more →