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What marketers can learn from mining your photos on social media
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How Pepsi's Grammar Errors In Social Media Hurt Its Fight Against Coke
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Inside the teenage mind: Sex, school and social media
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Don't Waste Money – Make Your Social Media Advertising Smarter, More …
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Application angst: Teens' social media can hurt college chances
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Question by Rookerman: Will crime skyrocket if this continues?
Out-of-work job applicants told unemployed need not apply.
The last thing someone who is unemployed needs to be told is that they shouldn’t even apply for the limited number of job openings that are available. But some companies and recruiters are doing just that.
Employment experts say they believe companies are increasingly interested only in applicants who already have a job.
“I think it is more prevalent than it used to be,” said Rich Thompson, vice president of learning and performance for Adecco Group North America, the world’s largest staffing firm. “I don’t have hard numbers, but three out of the last four conversations I’ve had about openings, this requirement was brought up.”
Some job postings include restrictions such as “unemployed candidates will not be considered” or “must be currently employed.” Those explicit limitations have occasionally been removed from listings when an employer or recruiter is questioned by the media though.
That’s what happened with numerous listings for grocery store managers throughout the Southeast posted by a South Carolina recruiter, Latro Consulting.
After CNNMoney called seeking comments on the listings last week, the restriction against unemployed candidates being considered came down. Latro Consulting refused to comment when contacted.
Sony Ericsson, a global phone manufacturer that was hiring for a new Georgia facility, also removed a similar restriction after local reporters wrote about it. According to reports, a Sony Ericsson spokesperson said that a mistake had been made.
But even if companies don’t spell out in a job listing that they won’t consider someone who currently doesn’t have a job, experts said that unemployed applicants are typically ruled out right off the bat.
“Most executive recruiters won’t look at a candidate unless they have a job, even if they don’t like to admit to it,” said Lisa Chenofsky Singer, a human resources consultant from Millburn, NJ, specializing in media and publishing jobs.
She said when she proposes candidates for openings, the first question she is often asked by a recruiter is if they currently have a job. If the answer is no, she’s typically told the unemployed candidate won’t be interviewed.
“They think you must have been laid off for performance issues,” she said, adding that this is a “myth” in a time of high unemployment.
It is not against the law for companies to exclude the unemployed when trying to fill positions, but Judy Conti, a lobbyist for the National Employment Law Project, said the practice is a bad one.
“Making that kind of automatic cut is senseless; you could be missing out on the best person of all,” she said. “There are millions of people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. If an employer feels that the best qualified are the ones already working, they have no appreciation of the crisis we’re in right now.”
Conti added that firms that hire unemployed job seekers could also benefit from a recently-passed tax break that essentially exempts them from paying the 6.2% of the new hire’s wages in Social Security taxes for the rest of this year.
Thompson said he also thinks ruling out the unemployed is a bad idea. But he said that part of the problem is that recruiters and human resource departments are being overwhelmed with applications for any job opening that is posted. So they’re looking for any short-cuts to get the list of applicants to consider down to a more manageable size.
“It’s a tough process to determine which unemployed applicants were laid off even though they brought value to their company and which ones had performance issues,” he said. “I understand the notion. But there’s the top x percent of unemployed candidates who are very viable and very valuable. You just have to do the work to find them.”
Have you had trouble even applying for a job because you are out of work? If so e-mail us here to tell us your story.
Answer by The Accomplice
Maybe not sky rocket, but it will increase due to this economic disaster.
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Question by Wats up my peeps!!!: Can you review my transfer admision essay?
Any grammar or spelling errors? What would you change about it or keep? The essay is free topic
After arriving to this country, it was hard for me to start a conversation or go out to public places. After doing research, I found out that I suffer from a disorder called social anxiety. I decided to take a public speaking class to help me cure it. In a speech, I gave my views on the elections and the military. “Both candidates love Israel, drones, NDAA, imperialism, torture, patriot act, and the TSA” I also like how the media “forgets” to mention that there are other candidates running for the presidency that are not allowed in the debates. I thought this was the “land of the free” where everyone’s voice is heard. I also mentioned the troops following any order they are given without questions. They do not see the results of their actions. When they are about to rob someone’s life away, they never think “maybe this guy has a family” or “maybe he has two little kids that will hate growing up without daddy.” … heroes? How are they any different from the “terrorist” that attacked us? We need to stand up for others even if it does not affect us. Some students were angry because I gave a different opinion from their own and others loved it. I respect everyone’s opinion. I learned having different views is what makes us so special and we need to respect our right to be different from others. I wish I would have taken this class earlier because social anxiety did not help my academic performance. It was hard for me to participate in class but I still did it. There is no doubt that attendance played a huge role in my performance. I would leave at 6 am and come home at around 10 pm. I received unofficial withdraws for being late to some classes. I took six courses in the summer because I wanted to undo the damage I did during my first semester by going over a 3.0 GPA. After the first three classes I raised my GPA to 2.8. After the last three classes I lowered it to 2.4. I was so frustrated with myself but I am proud I never gave up when my body and mind were telling me to stop and it shows what I would do to reach my goal. I made a gigantic mistake by overloading myself and I take full responsibility for this. Traveling to school for more than two hours and then going to work did not help. I got a job after my dad’s death to help my mother pay bills. I work for the department of education as a home tutor. I love working with children more than adults. I volunteered for a few months in an organization which had me taking care of children and elders. In high school, I volunteered to help my science and math teachers with their paperwork. I am gaining experience for my future career. I want to be an English teacher. I cannot remember when I started to like reading and writing because I loved it all my life. Writing is an easier way for me to express myself. My performance on my major related courses shows my interest for English. I am also interested in cooking. I learned from an uncle who was a chef. I bet I can make any dish you want. My grandmother says, “hombres no cocinan.” This past few months, I learned to do what I love and not to look for people’s approval. I want to transfer to BSC because my current school does not offer the degree I want to pursue and I fell in love with it after doing research. I do not see myself going anywhere else. I will join sports or clubs like “BSC Freethinkers” to meet new people and cure my disorder. Apart from grades, I will bring diversity of mind because of my unique views on many topics. BSC is a brand new start. There is no way I can be late to any class living on campus. I am done withdrawing from classes and taking 93 courses per semester. I will focus on just 4 or 5 classes. I want to be on the top 5 EOP graduate list. I will not disappoint my family, my school and myself!
Answer by MM
Okay, first things first: paragraphs are your friends. Not only will they make this easier to read, they’ll help you organize your thoughts, which are all over the place right now.
Secondly: yes, you do have freedom of speech. However, there are times when it is not the wisest idea to interject political views into the conversation. This would be one of them. An admissions officer who leans toward a particular party or has family in the military may not reject you because you’re an independent or a pacifist, but they are going to question your assertion that you “respect everyone’s opinion” when you’re implying that other people haven’t put as much thought into their actions and why they implement particular policies as you have simply because they don’t do what you would do in their place. More importantly, it’s taking away from space you could be using to talk in more detail about how you plan to achieve your long-term goals, like using your tutoring job as a stepping stone to become a teacher. Keep the essay focused on that.
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Question by 0bama Pigeon: When the hippies of the 60s and 70s told us “Big Brother is watching you” did they know their ….?
…. movement would become the very thing they warned us about 40 years later?
“And lately, the IRS has expanded its monitoring to include social media.”
I know this is from Orwell’s 1984 but the phrase was popularized by hippies dirubg the 60s.
I know this is from Orwell’s 1984 but the phrase was popularized by hippies dirubg the 60s.
Rokit – Not all baby boomer. Most of us want the government out of our lives. As you probably noticed, the TEA Party was largely baby boomers.
Ozzie – It was popular among hippies. I was there.
Industrialized – Please learn to read. As in my question and additional details.
Answer by RockIt
Their rage was always driven by envy of power. We are talking about baby boomers. The one thing they always wanted. Power.
Edit: Men and Women in their late 50s and 60s run DC, i.e. Baby Boomers
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Wrestling earns #18 ranking in latest NCWA poll
Lally was thrilled to have his team wrestle at the World's Most Famous Arena, and has been using social media to promote the event. Lally has helped set up Facebook and Twitter accounts for his team to help keep students on campus informed about the …
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BRS Media's dotFM Releases Latest Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, the …
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Google Files a Patent to help you Manage your Online Activities on Social Media
Google Files a Patent to help you Manage your Online Activities on Social Media. Google has filed an application to patent a new technology on which will allow the users to manage their Social Media accounts easily from one single place. Google …
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Monetize Your Social Media Campaigns With These Tech Tools
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Google patents robot help for social media burnout
If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help. The search giant has patented plans for software which slowly learns how you react on social networks. The software can mimic your usual responses to updates …
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4 steps to using online marketing and social media to attract new business and …
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NAD recommends maker of hair-color products change social media advertising …
In a recent case the NAD recommended that eSalon modify or discontinue their social-media advertisement to avoid consumer confusion between sponsored content and independent editorial content. eSalon actively promoted its custom hair-color products …
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Question by Freely: Thousands of Chinese Protesters gather at China newspaper in censorship row?
By Neil Connor | AFP News – 1 hour 44 minutes ago
Hundreds of people demonstrated in support of media freedom in China on Monday outside the offices of a newspaper at the centre of a censorship row, in a rare public display of anger on the issue.
The protesters were outside the Southern Weekly’s office in Guangzhou, with one banner reading: “We want press freedom, constitutionalism and democracy”.
The demonstration in the southern city came after censors on Thursday blocked a New Year article in the popular liberal newspaper which called for the realisation of a “dream of constitutionalism in China” to protect rights.
Some of the journalists working at the newspaper said they intended to strike over the row in Internet postings on Sunday evening.
All Chinese media organisations are subject to instructions from government propaganda departments, which often suppress news seen as “negative” by the ruling Communist Party, although some publications take a more critical stance.
On Friday a liberal Chinese journal’s website, Annals of the Yellow Emperor, was shut down after it published an appeal for leaders to guarantee constitutional rights, including freedom of speech and assembly.
The crackdown on freedom of expression comes despite pledges of change from the new leadership, headed by president-in-waiting Xi Jinping, which has promised a more open style of governance since the Communist Party congress in November.
Police allowed the demonstration, which was made up of mainly young people who were carrying posters and scattering chrysanthemums, a flower used at funerals in China which has become the protesters’ symbol for the loss of press freedom.
The censorship at the Southern Weekly sparked online uproar from netizens, including the newspaper’s staff.
Some Internet reports said strike action was agreed by staff after senior editors took control of the newspaper’s posts on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, from day-to-day journalists.
In Washington, in response to a question on the demonstration, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland urged greater media freedom for Chinese journalists and international correspondents working in China.
“We believe that censorship of the media is incompatible with China’s aspirations to build a modern information-based economy and society,” Nuland said.
“It is, of course, interesting that we now have Chinese who are strongly taking up their right for free speech, and we hope the government is taking notice.”
Searches for Southern Weekly on the popular microblogging site were blocked on Monday.
A Chinese-language editorial in the state-run Global Times, which has links to the ruling party, said Beijing was determined to maintain the status quo when it came to the media.
“No matter whether these people (angered over the censorship) are happy or not, a common sense is that it is impossible to have the kind of ‘free media’ they dream of under China’s social and political reality today,” it said.
“The media will by no means become a ‘political special area’ in China.”
The media would “undoubtedly be a loser” if it sought to fight the government, it said.
The commentary did not run in the paper’s English-language edition.
It followed an open letter from staff at the Southern Weekly which — in an unusually vocal and public response to the authorities’ moves — called for the resignation of provincial propaganda official Tuo Zhen, who was said to have removed the New Year message and replaced it with a weaker article.
Another letter, signed by scores of prominent academics from across China, emerged over the weekend. This also called for the immediate removal of Tuo and for more press freedom.
An account of the strike by the Hong Kong-based China Media Project said journalists had also objected to a message by senior editors that the replacement New Year editorial had been “written by editors at the paper”.
Asked about the Southern Weekly article at a regular press briefing last week, a foreign ministry spokeswoman in Beijing said: “There is no so-called news censorship in China.”
China came 174th in a list of 179 countries ranked for press freedom in 2011-12 by the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.
Also on Monday, a German correspondent investigating a recent case of five children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in southwest China reported his computer and smart phone had been sabotaged after his hotel room was broken into.
Where´s Female Serial R´s answer? Hope his account is not deleted by the complaints of CCP shoe polishers. Anyway, he will have my Best Answer.
@Serial Rapist, It’s almost impossible for ordinary Chinese civilians to kick CCP out of office given CCP’s strong grip of power and military, however CCP’s main threat is not “foreign empires” as CCP and DL constantly try to divert People’s attention, rather the main threat comes from within CCP. When a strong CCP clan, say Bo Xilai who also gets support of the military, is not happy with the new winning clan (Xi backed by Zhang). most of all not happy with the new shuffle of China’s wealth and asset, Bo or whoever will stir up chaos or even an uprising in an attempt to kick out the new leaders.
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moilihua.org – jasmine 茉莉花 – reports daily riots in china
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Maintaining Your Niche in a Fragmented Media Environment
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Social media priceless in 2015 election campaign, says Labour strategist
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