Thursday, May 6, 2010

Establishing an Online Presence from Scratch

I have found that many people want to take advantage of the networking opportunities that are available at their fingertips (literally) but they just don't know where to start. This link ( provides some useful information about creating your online brand from scratch.

There's some great info here, however I would strongly disagree with limiting your connections or friends to ONLY people that you know or that you have done business with. As a career networker and author of "How To Talk to Strangers" (A step-by-step guide to Professional Networking), I encourage you to get rid of this type of thinking. It limits you and your ability to establish relationships.

I certainly recommend that you select/accept friend requests or connections with care. Be selective, but please be bold and learn to connect with strangers.

Tammy Turner
Kapstone Recruiting and Training Services, LLC

Sunday, May 2, 2010

How to "Tweet" Your Way to a Job

In today's current economy, with unemployment at an all time high, job seekers should utilize every avenue accessible to them to seek and obtain employment. Technology has simplified the process for job seekers. Gone are the days of sending a hard copy resume to a potential employer on "fancy resume paper".

Twitter as well as many of the other social media sites make it easier for job seekers to have direct contact with hiring managers. For the novice Tweeter (Twitter User), you have 140 characters to represent yourself to a hiring manager. How can you capture the attention of a hiring manager in 140 characters, you ask? Here's how (

As a job seeker, be sure to utilize every tool in your toolbox to aid in your job search. Happy Tweeting!

Tammy Turner
Kapstone Recruiting & Training Services, LLC