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How LinkedIn Killed Your Resume

February 19th, 2014

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For years we have been taught that having an up to date CV highlighting your skills and qualifications in an easy and concise manner is essential when job hunting. However, with the development of the internet a whole new way for individuals to develop and present their own personal brand has opened up. With social media and profiles on LinkedIn now readily accessible, how you appear online is an important part of how you come across to potential employers. It’s important that you get your LinkedIn profile right so that you have a chance of standing out in a crowded marketplace. Most employers are busy and can sometimes be handling hundreds of applications during the recruiting process so anything that highlights you from others is a bonus and may mean you are shifted further up the list. Read the rest of How LinkedIn Killed Your Resume »

Top 5 mobile games of 2013

February 7th, 2014

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The morning commute is a veritable cornucopia of the latest digital gadgetry; a combination of hot releases, headphones, integrated mobile phones (remember those days when you carried an MP3 player, a phone and a camera separately? Congratulations, you’re becoming a significant minority), tablets and phablets blow up the immediate airwaves. As the Spotify savant next to you scrolls through his latest trance playlist, or the iAnything Idolisers switches between pop song and grunge hit, zone out from the guaranteed background noise and dive head first into our favourite games of 2013. Yes, games. Adults who play games (and no, we’re not talking the cursory match of Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja), we exist and our number are growing. Read the rest of Top 5 mobile games of 2013 »

Career Ideas for the Tech Nerd

January 27th, 2014

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There is no doubt about it; tech nerds make a lot of money. What used to be a negative label has now become a passport to success. There are loads of opportunities for the tech nerd. Check out this URL to find out just some of the selections available.

Apart from the obvious career choices, like a coder or programmer, there are lots of other career alternatives available. Here are just some of the less obvious ones. Read the rest of Career Ideas for the Tech Nerd »

4 tips for your Business Facebook page

January 6th, 2014

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Consumers hate surprises (shocker I know) and if you are a new business, they will want to know all about you before they come to you for your services. It’s no longer just a case of hearing about a great restaurant from a friend and hoping they were right. Instead, they want to immerse themselves in your menu and scroll through the reviews before making a decision on whether your establishment is worthy of a visit. If this information isn’t easily accessible via a simple Google search, you may as well not exist. Besides the obvious formal company website, the most effective way to build trust between you and the customer is through Facebook . The king of social media isn’t just for connecting with old high school frenemies; with 650 million views and thirteen million comments being made on local Facebook business pages, creating a profile for your organisation is an opportunity but a necessary obligation if you are serious about promoting your services.

Take note: A Facebook business page should not be treated like your website. You need to give it some regular TLC to make an impact. Here are four tips to do just that.

Keep your Page Up to Date

Want to add value to your page? Do so by keeping all your basic business information correct and current. Especially leading up into the busy holiday period, your hours of operation are likely to vary so keep your fans in the loop so they are not left out in the cold. Read the rest of 4 tips for your Business Facebook page »

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