As an intern, maybe you fetched your share of coffee for colleagues but this story is quite unusual…
Our friends at AOL Jobs mentioned the Weather Channel interns are involved with a simulated tornado on camera as part of “Tornado Week.” No worries though, the @TornadoWeek Twitter feed indicated, “No interns were harmed in the making of this in office tornado.”
Aspiring employees take turns sitting in an office with electric fans. Get this — as they get more and more tweets, the tornado becomes stronger and stronger. They’re still doing their work at their desks, huddled in hoodies and continue with a business as usual mindset.
We caught up with Peter Shankman, founder of HARO, entrepreneur and soon-to-be-father, regarding his new book, Nice Companies Finish First. The principle hits close to home for Shankman; after all, he makes it his business to be nice. Literally.
He told MediaJobsDaily in an exclusive phone interview, “I’m starting a new company with someone — a very high level person at a PR firm – a start-up and we’re going to create a company that teaches companies how to create these moments of niceness that can actually generate some revenue and cut their marketing budget by half.”
Planning to launch by June 1 at the latest, Shankman already has five clients lined up. The name is yet to be announced but in the meantime, he’ll include updates on his blog. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” he said.
Okay, as for being nice itself, think about the impact being nice can do. Not only is it about the sake of being nice for being nice, being cordial and respectful bodes you and your company well.
“It’s not just a book about business. This is life altering,” he explained. ”It can not only get you the good employees and the good bonus, it can also get you the good car upgrade at the rental car, the best table at the restaurant, the girl.” Read more
You’re looking for work, but you can’t figure out who you really need to talk to. “Score That Job” can help.
In this episode of “Score That Job,” career expert, author and mediabistro editor Vicki Salemi sat down with Lori Rubinson of Lippe Taylor, a New York agency with clients like IKEA and Elizabeth Arden that focuses on women through public relations, advertising and social marketing.
>You may remember Lippe Taylor from an episode of “Cubes”: Cubes: Office Tour of PR Agency Lippe Taylor
Find out why they’re looking for someone who is creative, not “boring” nice and how you can “Score That Job.”
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Ah, apps. We live in a day and age were we certainly can’t live without ‘em once we discover good ones. The following list is no exception.
According to our friends at Brazen Careerist, there are a few apps that can expand your network, help host effective calls and manage post-meeting work.
1. Rapportive. Google schmoogle. Seriously. This app helps you learn about someone from the comfort of your Gmail inbox. Instead of searching on Google, when you hover over an email and the contact’s photo, all sorts of goodness emerges. That is, the person’s most recent tweets, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles and more appears in the sidebar. As for the details, Rapportive is free! It’s an add-on perk available for Chrome, Firefox as well as Safari. Read more
So Wolfram Alpha, the bizarre search engine that lets you find out things like the nutritional values of 10 peanut M&Ms or what a 30-sided polyhedron looks like has a Facebook Report. It connects to your account through an app and gives you information on your most popular statuses, when you post the most, and where your friends live.
The tool also shows a graph of your friends and how they are connected to you and to each other. As HR guy Steve Boese says that this isn’t just a cool tool.
It also provides a bit of a starting point for analyses of internal networks. Wouldn’t you like this level of detail, depth, and presentation of information for your LinkedIn connections, or better still, the actual people you work with, sell to, or attempt to influence in some manner? Networks are better when we actually understand them, I think.
The most useful aspect for job seekers may be how the report sorts your friends into “social insiders,” “social connectors,” “social gateways” and more — basically the service is telling you who you know who knows a lot of people you don’t! We can think of about a million ways that could be useful.
To get your own report go here.
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