Christina Dove
over 6 months ago
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Social media; personal presentation

In present day society, social media has become an important part of our daily interactions, more so than anything in our history. Never before have we been able, with such clarity and impact, to look back and see our thoughts and feelings, statements and involvement than with todays online presence. In the 30+ years I have been involved with retail, restaurant, business, and local and state government positions, I have often been involved in pre-screening applicants and resumes for employers. It genuinely surprises me to see poorly worded and mis-spelled words included in applications and resume statements in our atmosphere of automatic spell check. Not to mention the comments and statements that people post on various job search sites, such as this. Granted, yes, facebook and such are geared towards personal connections with family and friends, and employers will take that into account; but when you post a statement or comment on a job search site, it should be properly worded, properly spelled, and punctuated. If you can not read a statement in full without pausing, then it should be punctuated or broken down to more than one sentence. Please believe me when I say that employers do look to see if you have an online presence, how you conduct yourself, and how well you express yourself. They see multiple resumes and cover letters, and can easily tell if you have used a 'stock' letter, or have taken the time and effort to use that cover letter as an opportunity to present something of yourself they won't find in your resume. Are you involved with your church, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions or Veterans groups? This shows networking and cooperative skills. Do you volunteer at a local school, daycare, or retirement home? This shows an awareness of the world and community outside of yourself. Do you quilt, garden, paint, do wood working or other crafts? This shows creative intellect and a desire to constantly improve on what has been done before. These are all traits that employers look for, that your past employment record will not show. Hopefully, my insight will assist in finding a job that suits not only your skills and abilities, but also your intellect and aspirations.

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Kathy Rowland

My employer asks me if I know MS Office, especially Outlook.

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Samantha Jackson

Kathy, as for me, Outlook is the most difficult from all MS Office

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Samantha Jackson

I just have looking for such source

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Elizabeth Shyrley

yes, thanks. very good idea

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