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Livescribe Notes from DCPC Charter School Amendment Debate

October 5, 2012


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Lined Journal 1 p. 41.pdf

Wireless Technology Forum – What does 4G mean for consumer apps?

September 20, 2012


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TAG Mobility – Mobile Mayhem Notes and Recording

September 19, 2012

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Sample Google Docs Resume

January 28, 2010

Once you’ve created a resume using Google Docs you can either copy and paste the HTML into a blog page or retrieve it inline.

The resume below resides on Google Docs. Using a WordPress plug-in the resume is retrieved from Google docs using a 1 line of PHP code. See how the resume appears on Google Docs Resume.

One advantage of the Google Doc page is the ability to download the doc as a PDF or a Word document. Recruiters seem to be very attached to attachments.

Feel free to contact me if you want the plug-in code.

The sample HTML used to create the resume is below this resume. Though you can let Google Docs create the HTML for you I found formatting my own code made a better looking resume. If your resume is in Word I strongly encourage you to start from scratch. The HTML generated by Word is very ugly.



The resume above uses very basic HTML. Don’t let HTML intimidate you! Copy and Paste the code below into Google Docs under the Edit/HTML menu.

<h1>Your Name and LinkedIn Widget code</h1>

<h3>Subheading</h3>

Horizontal Rule
<hr>


<strong>Bold Text </strong> ✔ Text
<hr>

<h3><u>Employer</u></h3>

    <ul>

    <h4>Job Title</h4>

  • <li>Accomplishments 1
  • <li>Accomplishments 2
  • <li>Accomplishments 3

</ul>

Researching Resume Keywords

January 11, 2010

Some things I write about are just to put them out there.  Other things like my resume, are pages I want people to find when searching with Google or Bing.  Before writing you need to know the search words people are using to find what they want.  That is the value of doing keyword research.

The keywords and keyword combinations are determined through keyword research. Research the search terms (aka keywords) people are using to find pages you want them to find.

The primary tools I use are:

In some cases you might use a single keyword for very unique product names. If you’re targeting a very competitive keyword you’ll need to find keyword combinations. Some will be a few keywords other will have many keywords.

For example I have a job board site I created primarily for my own education and research purposes at Commission Sales Jobs.  Using the search based keyword link tells me the keyword combination “Sales Jobs” is highly searched and highly competitive. But there are many additional and more targeted terms that people use to find sales jobs. These are the keywords you need to be using when building site content.

If you’re looking for employment look for keywords in job postings.  Try searching on some of the terms and see the search results.  I’ve had several recruiters contact me based on my online resume appearing in search results.

Searches with lots of keywords are a pretty good indicator that the person knows exactly what they want. I would argue that those are the people you really want to reach.

Planning a Class Reunion?

January 9, 2010
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A group of us from high school decided late in the year we wanted to have a 30-year high school class reunion.  Because time was limited we needed a quick way to get the word out get classmates to attend.  Using facebook, wordpress and eventbright we were able to have a very successful and well attended reunion.

Ticket Sales for High School Class Reunion
Registration page used for our high school class reunion

Jeff Davis Class of 1979 Reunion Registration Page

To ensure the cost didn’t keep people away, we sold several different types of tickets ranging from $0 to $75. There is no commission for the free events. Eventbright charges a small commission for priced tickets.  Using the eventbright registration cost $115. For that raised $4,500 for the event by selling 214 tickets.

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market

January 1, 2010

WSJ’s Sarah Needleman talks with David Perry and Kevin Donlin, author and co-author of  Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today


Standing Out in a Crowded Job Market

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