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
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
Here's the much anticipated holiday greeting from my company. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!
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.
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.
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.
As we slowly defrost into Springtime, my friends are in a mad panic to either figure out what they want to do with their lives... or make a mad dash for grad school, so it looks like they know what they're doing. With that being said, resumes, job searches, networking and all things "real world" are on my mind. Since it's been less than I year since I embarked upon my own grown-up job hunt, a few tips are fresh in my memory: 1. Have It Your Resume 2. Network It Out 3. Follow Up Yours 4. Say Thank You Like You Mean It 5. Rinse and Repeat