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How Social Media Impacts Job Seekers and Employers.

Job seekers face not only the challenge of sluggish hiring but potentially also a murky background that may not pass a social media background check. Several years ago we were debating privacy issues with respect to email and instant messaging on the job. Today, we are talking about the use of social media to screen potential employees. Whether accurate or inaccurate, a picture is painted of potential employees. If you are looking for a job and have a clean background, you still may have concerns. You may be concerned about the impact of potential untruths, private details that may be located on the internet, or comments posted to "friends" that may be taken out of context by a potential recruiter. Or if the so-called discovered information has been correctly attributed to you.  How uncommon is it for someone to have the same name?

Curry’s Auto Service Opens Eighth Store in the Heart of Gaithersburg, MD—NOW OPEN!!

Curry’s Auto Service Opens Eighth Store in the Heart of Gaithersburg, MD—NOW OPEN!!

Curry's Auto Service, headquartered in Sterling, VA, opened its first Maryland location today at 457 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. With a state-of-the-art, 5500 square foot store with six service bays and all the amenities customers have come to expect of a Curry’s Auto Service location.

The opening of the Gaithersburg store represents the third store opening in nine months for Curry's Auto, which opened a store at Dulles Town Center on November 15 and a store in the City of Fairfax on April 4. Operating seven shops in Northern Virginia, Curry’s Auto Service is one of the largest independent service and repair shops in the DC area, serving over 4,000 customers a month at its shops in Arlington, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Gainesville and Great Falls/Reston.

Set Those Goals

House of Positivity - Set those Goals!!

We are in the third quarter of the year. Are you reaching the goals you set? If you have not set them yet, now is a good time. 

In the past several weeks clients have wanted to focus on goal setting.  So whether I am brainstorming with them to come up with the goals or  they come to me with goals already set and need a partner to hold them accountable to endure successfully reaching them, this is perfect time to get going and pursue them.

Setting goals will make you feel more focused, give you more clarity and can get you the results you desire.  Make sure your actions are aligned with the goals you’re setting and take action steps to reach them. Take the time to internalize your achievement so that the goals set are not just about chase and conquer.

Here’s a few tips when goal setting.  Make sure they’re:

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

Tired of attending workshops that leave you more confused when you depart than when you arrived?

Come check out DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo's "Plain-Talk and Easy to Understand" Double-Header Workshops:

                                                  TWO FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS - DON'T MISS IT!

MAY 24th on LinkedIn & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)(Please bring yr laptop/IPAD etc. if possible) PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED SEATING!

 

1 - May 24th @ 12-Noon to 2 pm: "LinkedIn Can Improve your Business, Non-Profit, Program, Project or Self in 7 Days" Workshop

The Washington Post Pulls a Darwin

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that traditional media struggles to find its place in the digital world. Electronic distribution gives people greater choice, and we consume from the publishers that give us the most value—however each one of us personally defines that value. Advertising revenues have followed eyeballs and, over time, newspapers have lost relevance. Now, The Washington Post has pulled a Darwin maneuver by launching a service called Trove.

While I applaud the move, I wonder if it’s going to net the results they seek. The Washington Post has teamed up with Facebook to aggregate and deliver personalized news based on a consumer’s likes and dislikes. That, in itself, makes me uncomfortable.

Can You Tell Your Story in 10 Tweets?

Can You Tell Your Story in 10 Tweets?

RFID Global Solutions can. They won $2,000 and a chance to snag the attention of local venture capitalists and angels using Twitter and a well-written micro story.

How did it call come about? The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship held a fast pitch called TweetDingman earlier this month. Participants told their stories in 10 tweets of 128 characters or less during a structured event co-sponsored with Driven Forward, Brazen Careerist, and Cooley, LLP.