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U.S. Department of Labor – Open House on Twitter 1/18/13


The U.S.   Labor Department has touched families and lives across the country for nearly   one hundred years. From infancy, we ensure that working parents can care for   newborns under the Family and Medical Leave Act. And in retirement, we’re the   folks who protect your pensions.  Health and safety in the workplace?   That’s us. A paycheck that just doesn’t add up? We are your first   call.  Job training after a lay-off, protecting civilian jobs for   returning service members, guarding against discrimination at companies that   do work for the federal government? That’s us, too.

This Friday, January   18 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Secretary Solis will host an open   house on Twitter as part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration   activities. This is an opportunity to chat about the important services that   the Department provides for American workers through its various agencies:   from job-readiness and workforce development to worker protections and civil   rights in the federal contractor workplace. In addition, we will highlight   the Department’s growth and accomplishments over the century in commemoration   of our Centennial.     Join the conversation Friday by using the hashtag #DOL100. You may also tweet   questions in advance to @HildaSolisDOL. Please forward this information to   your networks and we look forward to chatting with you.

The inauguration activities will continue on Saturday with the National Day   of Service.  Continuing a tradition he started at his first inauguration   in 2009, President Obama is calling on Americans in all 50 states to honor   the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and participate in the National Day   of Service on Saturday, January 19th, 2013.     The National Day of Service is the First Family’s most treasured inaugural   event – but it’s not just about January 19th: The President will be asking   Americans to make an ongoing commitment in their communities, focusing on   seven issue areas: health, faith, education, the environment, honoring our   veterans and military families, community resilience, and economic   development. To find an event in your area, please visit http://2013pic.org/service/serve to   sign-up for a service activity.

For those that will be in Washington, DC, please join us on the National Mall   for a historic Service Fair to engage with federal agencies, including the   Department of Labor, and service organizations from across the country on the   issues you care about. Speaking and performing at the Service Summit will be   National Day of Service Honorary Chair Chelsea   Clinton, PIC Co-Chair Eva   Longoria, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Iraq war veteran and Delaware   Attorney General Beau   Biden, American Heart Association spokesperson and television   personality Star Jones,   actress Angela Bassett,   gospel singer Yolanda   Adams, U.S. Rep and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth,   Philadelphia Mayor Michael   Nutter, U.S. Rep. Emanuel   Cleaver and the Washington   Children’s Choir. The event will be emceed by local radio   host Tommy McFly. RSVP today and commit to being   part of the National Day of Service Summit.

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Job Searching using Social Media

Another tool for job searching is Social Media.  Are you using LinkedIn and Facebook to your advantage?  Here are some articles that touch on this topic.  There is much more to learn about leveraging Social Media in the job search.  We will continue to post more on this topic as time goes on.

***Remember: Keep your online life professional.  Especially, while you are in the job market.  This includes comments and pictures on what you may consider a “private or hidden” page.***

LinkedIn for Job Seekers

5 Dos for Online Networking

5 Clever Ways to Get a Job Using Social Media

10 Tips for Integrating Social Media and LinkedIn into your Job Search in 2011

Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job

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Career Power Workshop @ Strayer 6/16/11

Ready to Take Charge of Your Career?
Want to Energize Your Job Search?
Award-Winning Author Neal Schaffer Will Demonstrate
the Power of Social Media in the Professional World
Career Power Workshop
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Maximizing Social Media in the Professional World
Thursday, June 16
Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Join us to learn how to use social networking for job searches, networking, and personal branding. Award-winning author of Windmill Networking: Maximizing LinkedIn and nationally recognized social media strategy consultant, Neal Schaffer, of Windmills Marketing, will present a hands-on workshop about the benefits of a daily commitment to social networking to your career development and job searching.

There are two convenient sessions available: noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16.

About Our Speaker
Neal Schaffer is recognized as a leader in helping businesses and professionals embrace and strategically leverage the potential of social media. An award-winning author and frequent social media conference speaker, Neal is President of Windmills Marketing, a social media strategy consulting practice that has led social media strategy creation and educational programs for more than a dozen companies ranging from Fortune 500 to Web 2.0 startups.

The workshop is FREE but you must pre-register for your timeslot.
Participants can enter to win an Apple® iPad™ (data plan not included) at a drawing at the end of the workshop.

IMPORTANT:  Childcare will not be provided. No one under the age of 18 permitted.

This workshop is offered as a community service event by Strayer University.


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Do You Twitter?

If you do, here are the top 10 job tweeters to follow, according to CareerBuilder.com.

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