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  • Got a camera? Reinvent your resume!
    Posted January 24th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Are you a job seeker looking to rise above the competition?

    Nix the standard resume template, white paper and Times New Roman font and opt for a video resume instead! Sure, young professionals in more traditional fields may shy away from an unconventional resume, but for creative types, a video may be the best way to stand out to employers.

    Mashable.com offers some great video resume tips:

    1. Make sure it’s appropriate
    2. Don’t Just Read Out Your Resume
    3. Keep it short
    4. Don’t be afraid to be creative
    5. Make sure it passes the share test

    Read more!

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  • Windsor’s young talent connects at Meet & Greet!
    Posted January 21st, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Young Professionals Windsor’s first networking event was a success!

    A vibrant crowd of young professionals, students and entrepreneurs connected over dinner and drinks at Chanoso’s Restaurant in downtown Windsor on January 20! Young Professionals Windsor thanks you for your support and ideas for this growing organization.

    The YPWindsor team would also like thank Chanoso’s Restaurant for serving up some delicious meals, and to our photographer, Victoria from TrendyPhotos, and our videographer, John from Perfect Shutter, for capturing the event.

    A video and photos from the meet and greet will posted to the website soon.

    The next Young Professionals Windsor networking event is set for February 17. Check back on YPWindsor’s website, Facebook page and Twitter for details!

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    Young Professionals Windsor

  • Tips on Better Business Blogging
    Posted January 20th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    The Synergy of Business and Blogging

    Blogging about your interests or hobbies may seem easy enough, but what about the benefits of business blogging? Business blogging can help reinforce a personal or corporate brand and help people engage with clients and potential employers.

    www.newbizblogger.com has published a FREE .pdf book called The Synergy of Business and Blogging: Top Techniques from 31 Successful Bloggers. Check out this insightful document, which covers topics such as:

    • Increasing traffic to your blog
    • Blog post ideas
    • Forum marketing
    • Digging up juicy backlinks
    • Working keywords into your posts
    • Learn more about your customers

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  • Launch your career at student job fair
    Posted January 14th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Students and recent grads, mark your calendars!

    St. Clair College and the University of Windsor’s annual job fair is taking place at the college on Tuesday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whether you’re looking for a summer gig or a full-time job to launch your professional career, this is a great opportunity to connect with over 60 local, provincial and national employers.

    Check out the Job Fair – A Partnership to the Future website below for more information.

    Student Job Fair

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  • 5 Reasons Linkedin is for Young Professionals
    Posted January 10th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Linkedin has 85 million users– are you one of them? linkedin.com

    The Internet is saturated with so many social media networks that it’s hard to know which ones are useful for building connections and promoting your company or personal brand.

    As a young professional, LinkedIn is essential for networking with business contacts and potential employers, reconnecting with classmates and looking for jobs. Building a professional online image is especially important when you’re embarking on your career path.

    Socialmediatoday.comhas a great article on the topic: 5 Reasons Why You Need a LinkedIn Account.

    Be sure to check out Young Professionals Windsor’s LinkedIn Group, or follow our LinkedIn Page!

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