Review: STLUX 2011

On February 25, I attended my first ever STLUX conference. STLUX is a one-day user experience conference where professionals come together and explore current research, trends, and best practices in creating phenomenal user experiences. The conference was held at the meeting facilities at the Edward Jones headquarters, but it was organized by GatewayCHI. (Fun fact: … Continue reading Review: STLUX 2011

Out of Africa

I am most definitely not in Africa. But from the projects I've been working on, I might as well be. Nurses for Africa At work, we're helping out with a site for 16 nurses from St. Louis that are in Zambia, providing medical care and education and HIV/AIDS prevention. Zambia is in southern Africa. Each … Continue reading Out of Africa

Follow me on Twitter

For those of you who aren't familiar with Twitter, it's like a Facebook status for the world to see. For those of you who aren't familiar with Facebook, wow. You can now follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/colleenjaycox. Or check out the latest updates in the bottom right corner of the site, via the Twitter … Continue reading Follow me on Twitter

Online marketing for job searches

Just posted on my Resume Rehab blog about a woman who is looking for a job using a t-shirt with her resume printed on it. Too bad when I tried to look for her online to find out more, she didn't have a web site, online resume, Linked In, blog, Facebook page... nothing. Given the fact that the Internet has taken over the world of marketing (and most of the world, in general) is it possible for a successful marketer to have a virtually non-existent web presence? Doesn't seem like a very effective personal marketing plan to me.

You’ve got a friend in me

What exactly did people do before Facebook? Much less Gmail (and GChat) oh, and AIM. These social networking/communication tools make my life *that* much easier to get in touch with people. So, piggy-backing off of this article from Joel Postman over at Talent Zoo, I'd like to share some advice on how exactly to use these communication channels effectively.

Pay it Forward

Community service. Maybe it's the people with which I surround myself. Maybe it's something to which I am drawn out of a desire share my blessings with others. I've always wondered the extent to which one should be pleased with their community service. Obviously there's the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from knowing you helped someone else out... but I've found there are often pretty selfish reasons to get involved with community service: reputation, fun, networking.