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  • June 27, 2013

Approved Twitter logo 01In the age of social media, many job seekers are using social networking sites to assist in their job search.  While LinkedIn may be the first to come to mind, you can also use Twitter to find a job.

Use these tips to tweet your way to a job:

Be Engaging  – Just having a Twitter account isn’t enough to land you a job.  Recruiters are going to be looking at what you’re sharing on Twitter, so tweet intriguing and thought-provoking information as well as tweets that showcase your personality.  Mention what you’re looking for in a job so people know what your goal is.

Socially Network – First impressions are just as important on Twitter as in real life so make your Twitter bio professional but interesting.  Follow the industry you’re interested in and engage with those in that community.  Search for job-related Twitter handles for your dream companies and follow them to keep up with job openings and company information.  Also follow recruiters and hiring managers and participate in their conversations.

Participate in Twitter Chats – Twitter chats are regularly scheduled chats on Twitter that are organized by a hashtag and are a great way to engage with others.  There are many chats that cover topics like job hunting, internships, and networking.  Check out #CareerChat on Tuesdays at 1pm EST, #JobHuntChat on Mondays at 10pm EST, and #ResuChat on Tuesdays at 8pm EST.

Are you on Twitter?  So am I!  Follow me on Twitter for more tips and useful information.

Posted in Job Search, Rodas Coaching, Twitter

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • June 25, 2013

It’s time to beat the heat this summer and treat yourself to opening the door to cooler and more fulfilling days ahead on your journey!

I would like to offer you the following life and career coaching opportunities through July 31, 2013:

  1. Buy One Get One Free – Purchase 5 coaching sessions and receive the second 5 FREE for a total of 10 sessions
  2. Referral Program – Refer someone and if they commit to any coaching package, you will receive the same coaching package for FREE

May your journey be filled with abundance!!

 

Posted in career, Rodas Coaching, success

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • June 20, 2013

Are you familiar with Emotional Intelligence?  Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.  It’s commonly described as common sense.

Why is emotional intelligence important?  Studies indicate at least 27-45 percent of your success on the job relates to your ability to use emotional intelligence when relating to others.

Whether during an interview or in an important meeting recognizing your own emotions and how to handle them is extremely useful.  Having the ability to recognize the emotions of others and being able to adapt is also useful in your career.  Typically people with high emotional intelligence make better employees.  They have better decision-making abilities and job satisfaction and are able to nurture professional relationships.

Strengthening your emotional intelligence can help for numerous reasons – handling conflict, building trust, negotiating outcomes, and making good decisions.  In order to enhance your emotional intelligence, you need to become familiar with your own feelings.  Take a minute to pay attention to your feelings (not your thoughts!) and learn from them.

Posted in career, Rodas Coaching, success

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • June 18, 2013

One of the most underutilized features of LinkedIn are Status Updates.  Updating your LinkedIn status is a great way to communicate with your network and keep your connections informed of your activities, professional developments, and accomplishments.  As a job seeker, your LinkedIn statuses can be used as a tool to promote your personal brand and can help your network see what you’re all about professionally.

Below are a few ideas for your next LinkedIn status.  Instead of always saying it outright, use these tips to let your network know that you’re looking for a job.  Post about:

  • Networking events, conferences, or seminars you’re attending
  • Links to blog posts you have written to showcase your skills and knowledge
  • Links to helpful articles, websites, or blog posts written by well-respected subject matter experts that your network will benefit from
  • Questions related to your industry that others in your network could answer
  • Companies that you’re interested in working for or interviews that you’re preparing for

Remember that every time you update your status, it’s shared with your network connections.  To post a status update, click in the box beside your profile picture on your LinkedIn home page and start typing.  Click ‘Share’ to send your LinkedIn statuses out to your network.

Are you in the middle of a career transition?  I’d love to connect with you on LinkedIn!  You can find me here.

Posted in career, LinkedIn

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.