How Social Media Can Help or Harm Your Job Search:
Removing yourself from background check websites: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/j1mit/how_to_remove_yourself_from_all_background_check
Tablet or eReader?
Amazon takes on the iPad
eBooks in Madison Public Libraries
“Libraries Brace for run on e-books”
Madison Public Library eBooks
Library access to eBooks using OverDrive
“How fast are eBooks catching up with print book circulation at libraries?” Maggie Lichtenbuerg
eBooks at UW-Madison
UW-Madison eText pilot
eTextbooks for Rent or Purchase
Apple iBooks textbooks for iPad (And with the iBooks Author app, anyone can create a book for the iPad)
Info for Kindle Owners
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
Free Books for Kindle
Listen to the show
To listen to the tech report segment go to the 41:10 minute mark at WORT Friday Eight O’Clock Buzz - February 24, 2012
Predictions from the October 2009 Show
“Why E-Books are Hot and Getting Hotter“
Madison football fans and news sources are abuzz with news of skyrocketing ticket prices through online sites such as craigslist, as well as hotel room shortages for the upcoming Big Ten Inaugural game for Nebraska (at Wisconsin). See the Wisconsin State Journal for more….
Cooks Illustrated Magazine from America’s Test Kitchen offers a 14-day Free Trial for access to their well-tested recipes, along with equipment reviews and ingredient taste tests. Membership includes an iPhone app with access to their entire database of recipes.
Create Your Own Cookbook:
Use social bookmarking to create a database of your favorite recipes at delicious. Go to simple mom to find out how. Yumm is another site that allows you to gather all of your favorite recipes and share them, if you like.
Create a searchable bookshelf of cookbooks you already own at eatyourbooks.com. Select up to 5 of your cookbooks for free or add unlimited books for $2.50/month or $25/year
Delish.com allows you to create your own recipe book and includes an advice column called CookChat.
My high school choir traveled to Europe my sophomore year. There is now a Facebook page for the group and a reunion is in the works. The father of one of the members recorded the European concerts, which I have been digitizing from cassette tape. A sample is provided below.
Note: The links are visible to remain useful if printed.
Finding a job using the Web
- Don’t forget to search for your name to see what you find.
- Rethink your resume. You may want to list skills vs. a detailed history on public sites for privacy
- If you are currently employed, remember that your current boss, coworkers, etc. may see any postings
- Don’t forget to follow-up
- Use industry specific Job Boards if you have considerable work experience.
Using the Web to Search for a Job