Originally posted by Chris Jones, a TalentCulture contributing writer. He is an IT Strategy & Change Management consultant, with a passion for driving new levels of engagement and learning in the modern organization. His research areas include the dynamics of organization culture, and more recently, the importance and implications of critical thinking. Check out his blog, Driving Innovation in a Complex World, for more. Web 2.0 is the wild west of the 21st century. I

Treat Your Job Search Like A PR Campaign

Posted by Eric Leist on  February 28, 2010

Finding a job is a job. But what kind of job is it? When you think about it, the job search is actually a public relations job. On the job hunt, you’re advocating for yourself. If you want to finally land that dream position, you’ve got to practice good personal PR. So treat your job search the same way a public relations practitioner would treat a PR campaign. In PR, we love catchy acronyms. If

Welcome to TalentCulture

Posted by Meghan M. Biro on  February 28, 2010

Welcome to TalentCulture, one voice of our eclectic community. My team of contributors will launch conversations about the issues of career, culture (workplace, digital lifestyle, trends, popular, alternative, arts) talent acquisition, branding, sustainability, social causes, motivation and innovation. I hope you will join us as we explore these topics through the lens of new media, with reference to the social and geopolitical pressures that will affect our careers and lives in the near and long-term.

Taken Out of Context

Posted by Mike Brown on  February 28, 2010

For a long time, a large corporation provided the context for my career.  Even amid dramatic change and outright chaos, relationships between me and just about everything in the big company – work variety, pace, people, meetings, surroundings, interpersonal interaction, moral support, etc. – remained very familiar. Now though, having ventured out to build my own business, I find that I’ve taken myself almost completely out of that familiar (and thus, comfortable) context. I’m sure

Birth of a Brand

Posted by Chris Perry on  February 28, 2010

When I started the career search process during the second year of my MBA program, I encountered a serious challenge.  Having multiple talents, strengths and potential career paths, I was faced with the daunting task of having to identify and communicate my value in a single word. It was thanks to a class visit by Frank Lane, Brand Entrepreneur and Author of Killer Brands, that I learned how  to formally brand myself.  At the end
Although a few months have passed since the tragic death of @Military_Mom’s son, the controversy it caused still resonates.  Friends came to her defense, yet others were outraged claiming if she had paid more attention to her son instead of Twitter, he could still be alive.  On a broader scale, it got everyone thinking: how dependent are we on social media and when do we say, “Enough is enough?” Nowadays, social media is a major factor in

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