Elaina Buzzell

Category: Job Search

Why am I here? One year of blogging

Flickr photo by Christine Young

Happy Birthday to my blog!

That’s right, it’s been almost a year since I started this website. I have loved having it, and I feel that it’s been a tremendous help to my professional networking. However, as it seems that its benefits aren’t obvious to all, as evidenced by the questions about it I receive in job interviews, I wanted to share my thoughts and reasons with you here.

It shocks me how few job seekers set up a website for themselves, especially for those going for communications and marketing positions. I set this up last year, when I was in the early planning stages of a cross-country move. Knowing that I would have to largely start from scratch networking, I wanted to make sure that I used tools that would quickly show that I was a qualified nonprofit communications and technology professional.

Here are some of the key benefits that I gain from having this site: Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media and the Job Search

As the big move is coming up very quickly, I’ve had job searching on the mind a lot this week. Maybe it’s confirmation bias, but there’s also been a few stories that bubbled up in my networks recently about using social media and online communication to help job seekers. So for this week’s Favorite Finds Friday collection, I’m rounding up the best of those posts for you: Read the rest of this entry »