Adventures in PR Land

Two Good Search Articles I Found on Twitter

Posted on: April 2, 2009

Hello Everyone,

I am at my school’s career center looking up any internship leads in the L.A area… but I’ll talk about my search later.

Even though I posted a funny little clip about twitter ( see “Hilarious Twitter Parody”) that still doesn’t mean it has bad information on it.

If you are one of those people who say “umm”, “like” or ,” oh” in between your sentences when talking, this article shows how to eliminate that bad habit. Many people are uncomfortable with silence(such as myself) so they use fillers in the middle of each thought. Although benign in conversations with friends, this habit is particularly damaging in an interview or presentation.

Courtesy if JobSnob@Twitter and examiner.com , the article “How can you, uh, communicate better for your job hunt?” shows what to do if you are lost for words but do not want to sound inexperienced or immature

-The article states that one must first recognize when they are using “umms” and “uhhs” in thier conversations. Many of us don’t know when we … uhh… are doing it ….. and stuff like that.

-Then it says to stop talking if you notice a filler word and think about what you are going to say next. After that try to speed up your speech to prevent any long pauses in the conversation.

For more details go to:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2132-Career-Coach-Examiner~y2009m2d27-How-can-you-uh-communicate-better

*One thing I noticed is that the article says to speak faster, however I find that if I speak too fast I start to slur my speech or stutter. So be very careful and pace yourself if you are naturally a fast talker.

Another article that I stumbled upon discussed the do’s and don’ts of following up with a job recruiter. In this tough job market it is crucial to know how to properly communicate with people that aid in networking with a company.

In the examiner.com article “How NOT to follow up with a recruiter”, it talks about how being too pushy can prevent you from landing that job opportunity.

I have met and talked with recruiters. I have not had any call backs. From the perceptive of a job seeker, I am anxious to know about any job openings and internship opportunities. However, these people are very busy so I must refrain from too much contact and find a balance between assertiveness and aggressiveness.

For more information go to:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2132-Career-Coach-Examiner~y2009m4d2-How-NOT-to-follow-up-with-a-recruiter

The article said that they will provide recruiter communication tips very soon, but in the meantime you can look at the story about a candidate that contacted the recruiter a little too much.

Well that’s all for now. Thanks for reading my blog post and I’ll write again soon to talk about my job search.

Sabrina Roberts- signing out on -The Roberts Report

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