A Great Dinner

Thought of the evening:

One of the benefits of travel is getting to try new places to eat and great food. And one of the benefits of traveling to New England is the amazing seafood! I am currently in Portland, Maine for a conference. Tonight I went to The Old Port Sea Grill and had an amazing meal: fresh Gulf of Maine Flounder with hazelnuts and green beens and potatoes, along with an Apple Cider Martini. Amazing. And it fit the area and the season perfectly. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend it.

Gulf of Maine Flounder

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Use Your Influence To Get A Job

So often we talk about the people we know and the influence we have. We just like to feel important. Well, why not use that supposed influence for good? Or at least help yourself.

Social media has become a key factor in most aspects of our daily lives. One aspect that I think too many people overlook (yes, even the “connected” generation) is how to utilize your online presence to find a job or build professional connections. Obviously, this is the point of LinkedIn but there are a lot of avenues to start and build those relationships. Just make sure you have something to offer in return.

Recently I was contacted about my thoughts on this subject based off of a post I wrote in summer 2011 after my most recent job search. I was shown an interesting info graphic, which I think is worth sharing:

 

Social Score Infographic
From OnlineClasses.org