- With recruiters taking to Twitter for potential employees, brevity is the new black. Here’s Your Guide To Applying For a Job In 150 Characters or Less.
- What happens on the internet certainly doesn’t stay on the internet so here are 4 Tips To Protect Your Online Privacy and Digital Footprint, courtesy of one of our very own bloggers!
Queue the Pink Panther theme song… “Da Na da Na da na da na da na…” Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s next case: Tracking your every online move.
Unfortunately for us, we don’t have the bumbling Inspector Clouseau on our case. Instead, our every move is being tracked by a nearly flawless, always relentless, and extremely capable new inspector in town: online tracking. The increasing tracking capabilities of today’s Internet combined with the driving demands of advertisers to learn every possible detail of every internet user have pushed Internet privacy limits to the edge.
Unless there’s a degree of disparagement involved, the words “professional portrait” and “cell phone” aren’t normally used in the same sentence. What more often comes up when discussing professional portraits is more along the lines of Canon EOS 7Ds, makeup-melting strobe lights, and pristine backdrops.
Yeah… not happening on my budget.
Fortunately for those of us without all that expensive equipment, cell phones and professional portraits aren’t as mutually incompatible as some might have you believe. Thanks to mobile phone technology that gives us up to sixteen glorious megapixels to work with, and with the help of a few tips, you’ll have a photo at your disposal that will stand up to the work of the professionals.
So, because you need a single, self-branding portrait shot for your “Me Site”, your resume, business cards, and all your social media profiles and “About” pages (think LinkedIn, Twitter, your blog, etc.), here’s the Degrees2Dreams Guide to shooting your own portrait with your cell phone:
Google “job interviews are…” and auto-complete will supplement you with these highly constructive descriptors: “stupid”, “a waste of time”, “stressful” and “bullshit”. These are popular, loudly vocalized and rather incorrect opinions of frustrated, job hunting Googlers. Type in “informational interviews are…”, however, and you will get the words “important” and “useful”. Opinions of the cool, collected and wise.
Doesn’t it feel sometimes like Clint Eastwood is staring you down with his piercing eyes, asking, “So, kid, what’ll it be? Get off your ass and get a job!” Stressful, right?
Lucky for you Clint is not standing in your living room, grilling you on your future. It’s most likely your parents or friends who are playing that role.
So how do you get the Clint Eastwoods of the world off your back and land that career-launching first job?
Cleaning up and ramping up your social media presence may be just the trick.