Monday, February 22, 2010

Reading Two: JCOM 2160

Six steps to Resume 2.0 How to avoid common resume mistakes ONLINE RESOURCES:

After reading each of these sections I was quickly reassured that resumes are very important and unique for each individual. There was a lot of great points I liked and will implement in my near future to hopefully help me get the edge on other competitors. Focusing on achievements, marketing myself, and keeping the layout concise and to the point will help me in making that good first impression. Another portion I liked was in regards to references, don't put them on the resume unless you are asked. If you are asked put them on a separate page and then have the most qualified reference, preferably a CEO call the interviewer prior to your scheduled interview with them. When something out of the ordinary but perfectly appropriate is done is leaves a lasting impression.

Resumes are tools that can consistently be updated and changed to match the needs of those you're applying to. when you update or write your resume there needs to be a different mindset of realizing what this is used for. Using links, creating formats, adding blogs and facebook accounts were all things I never considered before. There are a lot of little things you can do and taking the time to do those little things will definitely set you apart.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This is how Aggie fans do it!! Watch and Learn

We finally put up some of our Mexico trip pics - sorry it took so long, but these few will let you know how the trip went!! We finally went Snowboarding this Sat - Yeah it was the first time Jason has went snowboarding in 7+ yrs!!!! Janae tore the slopes up and wore us all out!!

Cancun, MX - and Brighton. Jan/Feb 2010

Eating some real Mexi Food at market 28

There are 2 dolphins pushing this guy under water - sweet view from our room!!!

Taking the Ferry to the Isla -

Cancun, MX - and Brighton. Jan/Feb 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

JCOM 2160 - Reading one

"Intro to Online Journalism Readings: While reading through "The Core Rules of Netiquette," I found several areas that I could relate to such as, acting a different way when you're driving your car, or associating with other activities outside of being with your home or family. With examples and focus points being on thinking about the other people you are talking to in cyberspace and sending your messages, think of how you would feel if you were receiving those same messages.? The people we come in contact with through e-mail, facebook, texts, chats, and so forth all have feelings and are real people.

The other portion of these readings that I enjoyed and learned quite a bit about was the "E-mail Etiquette" readings: I am a person who has struggled while sending e-mails to not keep it professional or appropriate with paragraphs and spacing to enable the reader to notice the main points and the reason behind the e-mail. It is very true that if we are sending an e-mail to another person and expecting them to read it, it better be worth their time as well. I have been a victim of first time attachments or lengthy e-mails and they tend to be read or deleted with frustration most of the time.

All in all I think it is super important to keep in mind that you never know who is reading the way you handle yourself online whether they know who you are or not. Their are definitely boundaries and guidelines that should be expected and followed by users. Such boundaries could be the ones talked about to not abuse privacy or certain power given you. From these readings it opened my eyes of how I can be more productive and efficient while working and associating online.

The Core Rules of Netiquette
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog
Conversational Cheap Shots: How NOT to Talk!
E-mail Etiquette