Look again at Twitter. Here's an article about it in Mashable - 15 Twitter Accounts…
for PSCDA, 4-7-2012
“Assessment” Tools for Discovering and Articulating Strengths
http://www.reachcc.com/360reach 360 Reach Personal Branding assessment tool (Basic tool is free)
http://www.dependablestrengths.org/ Dependable Strengths (self-assessments)
http://www.strengthsfinder.com/home.aspx Clifton StrengthsFinder (1.0 and 2.0) Code accessed through several books by Marcus Buckingham, Douglas Clifton and/or Tom Rath (Gallup organization)
http://www.cappeu.com/Realise2.aspx Realise2 (Marketed as a strengths assessment AND development tool)
http://viacharacter.org/www/ http://www.viacharacter.org/SURVEYS.aspx VIA Classification and Inventory of Strengths (Billed as the scientific study of character, and the “backbone” of the science of positive psychology”
Articles on (and Definitions of) Social Media and Job Search Techniques
http://mashable.com/follow/search?q=job+search+and+social+media+2012&commit=Search (a search on Mashable for job search and social media 2012)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites (pretty current)
http://www.job-hunt.org/social-networking/social-media.shtml Social Media and Job Search
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/onlinecareernetworking/a/socialrecruiting.htm Social recruiting and your job search, by Alison Doyle
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/networking/a/socialmedia.htm How to use social media in your job search, by Alison Doyle
Top Social Networking Sites (and Articles, Reviews and Comparisons)
http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites (April 2012)
http://social-networking-websites-review.toptenreviews.com/ 2012 Social networking Website Comparisons
http://www.fastcompany.com/1818177/the-unexpected-way-to-use-your-social-network-strategically article by Don Peppers
For more current, and very lively, discussions of job search, resume techniques, cover letters and anything job-search related, look at LinkedIn’s Career Central Group – managed by Phil Rosenberg (an uber-connector, recruiter and prolific writer of inflammatory articles on related topics)
http://www.preptel.com/resources/ company has developed an ATS-look-alike computer process (called Resumeter) to “grade” resumes for “Fit” with a job description – claims that ATS determines the keywords and phrases used (for Resumeter™, sign up for 7 days free – normally $25/month after that)
…Articles of particular interest on the resources part of the site “Technology: Foe or Friend?”
…At most companies, computers read your resume, not humans.
…About 75% of resumes are discarded for low word match..
…More than 20% of resumes have formatting issues (per machines).
…Only 1% of total applicants get an interview.
…worthy of a news flash: Today, most employers no longer share your résumé with hiring managers. Hiring managers receive a summary report generated by Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software that removes bias-causing problems, tracks EEOC compliance and performance, and supposedly levels the playing field across the applicant pool. Regardless of how your clients are getting into the company – friend, job board, recruiter, or online application – everyone goes through these ATS systems
….A survey of more than 300 biotech and health care job seekers showed only 20% knew the importance of keywords and the correct way to use them strategically in a résumé. About 80% knew the importance of doing pre-interview company research, but none of them thought about using that research to devise and derive keywords to use in their résumé.
— Quotes above from http://www.preptel.com/resources/ by Jon Ciampi
Also see http://wordle.net Word Cloud tool
For continuing information on the topic later, see Seattle Career Trainer ( http://seattlecareertrainer.com/blog/ )
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