When life gives you furlough…

As some of you in Arizona may have heard, last week ASU announced it is implementing a ‘furlough‘ for all staff. It was a proactive step taken while the legislature decided how it wanted to mangle education in Arizona. I could go on with a long rant about this, but there are other venues for that.

Many have asked what’s a furlough. Here is one explanation.

What’s next? There are many ways I could use my 12-day furlough, but considering that there are people out there who don’t even have job openings to apply for, I have an idea.

Job Camp. If anyone cares to join me, I plan to run a job search workshop. It would be based on my interest in the ‘social media resume‘ and include new thinking on areas such as:

  • How to reach hiring managers
  • What recruiters are looking for
  • What are the best ways to connect with them.

It would also cover some basics on:

  • Writing a strong resume / Designing a resume
  • Embedding it with social media elements.
  • Targeting your job search with your resume

Details will follow.

A few communicators I know have volunteered their time. If you like to help out, I’d really like to hear from you. Leave a message here, reach me via LinkedIn, or send me a tweet.


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