Shortly after filing for an IPO, LinkedIn has announced its extensive company search tool which will bring professionals more information about the companies their colleagues work at and allow them to connect with other businesses.
This is a multi-part series on the lessons I learned while seeking a freelance blogger to contribute to my Web site.
It should come as no surprise that the majority of applications poured in as soon as the job was posted. Many people feel that if they are first they will stand out from the pack. This is true to a point. You should also consider the fact that being one of the first to respond can label you a job board stalker, and in the eyes of the employer, that comes along with a negative connotation. It makes it appear as if you are not interested in a specific job but ANY job – and that’s a turn off. One could make the argument – depending on where your job post appeared – that the first people to apply are actually your biggest fans. Each hiring agent will have a different take. read more
Remember that cushy blogging job advertised a few months ago – a six-month, live-in contract to promote the Great Barrier Reef?
A lucky Brit has scooped the job, picked from thousands of applications and a shortlist of 16 finalists.
Ben Southall described himself as “the adventurous, crazy, energetic one” and “practically a fish”, winning over the four-person selection panel in a selection of challenges on Hamilton Island. read more
The BBC is advertising for a new editor for its Internet Blog, which covers a range of topics related to some of the BBC’s multimedia and online teams including BBC Online, BBC iPlayer, Future Media & Technology, Online Media Group and Vision Multi-platform.
Main duties of the role include:
Commissioning, writing and publishing blog posts on a daily basis;
Planning of future posts;
Managing and liaising with senior executives, communications and legal teams;
Managing the BBC’s social networking presence;
Connecting with users and audiences on BBC Online and other networks;
Those working near or in Hollywood and already “well-connected to the Hollywood publicity machine” may want to consider limbering up for a rather vague job opening with Twitter.
Although Twitter admits that “we don’t have a description written for this yet”, there are a few clues on the job listing.
Apparently, “the job is to be a ‘high touch’ point of contact at Twitter for the burgeoning number of celebrities on the service”, ensuring that celebs are happy and using the product effectively. read more
There’s no doubt that the publishing industry is in very interesting times at present. It’s getting particularly tough for journalist students to land their first job, with a prominent magazine editor suggesting that they should expect to work for two years on an internship before getting a paid position.
The editor of Psychologies magazine, Maureen Rice, said that she preferred internships over work experience because they were “worth the investment” and were “very much the right way to get a first job”. read more
The Australian state of Queensland has advertised for an “Island Caretaker”. Forget the humdrum image the word “caretaker” conjures up and instead focus on the specifics.
It’s a six-month, live-in contract with flexible working hours that requires the successful applicant to explore the islands of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, discovering more about it and then editing a promotional blog that will promote it to an international audience.
It pays the equivalent of US$100,000, and is described as “The Best Job In the World”. read more