Tag Archives: social media

  • How to Use Facebook in Your Job Search

    By Michelle Hutchinson This is part III in a three-part series on how to use social media in your job search. In parts I and II of this series, you discovered the ways in which using LinkedIn and Twitter can lead to success as you look for your next (or first) job. Many of the […]

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  • How to Use Twitter in Your Job Search

    By Michelle Hutchinson Last month I shared Transition Sherpa’s tips on using LinkedIn to find your next job. But according to Jeff Sheehan, one of Transition Sherpa’s co-founders, Twitter is another online platform that should be part of your job-search strategy. Here’s how he recommends using this tool. Using Twitter to Forge Relationships Part of […]

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  • How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

    By Michelle Hutchinson With a 2014 Jobvite survey reporting that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find potential job candidates, you can’t afford NOT to be using LinkedIn in your job search. And with all the new features LinkedIn has added, this professional networking site now gives you the opportunity to showcase more than what […]

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  • An Interview with Author and Artist Pat Fiorello

    Pat Fiorello is a respected painter and art instructor. She published Bella Italia: Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist in October 2013. In this interview, she shares her experience of developing, publishing, and marketing the book. Michelle Hutchinson: Your book contains images of over eighty of your paintings from your travels to Italy. Had […]

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  • Why You Should Avoid Referral Key in Your Online Presence

    by Michelle Hutchinson Referrals are a great way to grow your business, but is signing up with ReferralKey.com the way to do it? I don’t think so. It’s been a while since someone invited me to join Referral Key, the online networking site that touts itself as a great source of referrals, but yesterday I […]

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  • The One Post You Must Write When Your Personal Facebook Page Is Posing as a Business

    by Michelle Hutchinson Image source: http://ow.ly/lotfM I’ve always followed the philosophy that it’s better to prevent a problem than react to one. If you have created your company’s profile on Facebook as a personal page and not a business one, you risk having that page shut down; Facebook has started cracking down on that practice. […]

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  • Increase Your Exposure by Guest Blogging

    by Michelle Hutchinson By Cortega9, http://ow.ly/jomhb Every writer needs a website to promote his or her works, but another way to get noticed is by guest posting on another’s blog. That what I’ve done today. Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win, invited me to submit an advice piece about sprucing up blog posts with […]

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  • Why LinkedIn Should Rethink Its Endorsements Feature

    by Michelle Hutchinson Oh what a difference a week makes. Eight days ago, I explained why LinkedIn recommendations are much more powerful than LinkedIn endorsements. While endorsements don’t increase the likelihood that you’ll be found if someone is doing a LinkedIn search for your skills, I also said that I don’t delete endorsements from my […]

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  • Why LinkedIn Endorsements Don’t Matter and Recommendations Do

    by Michelle Hutchinson Image source: http://ow.ly/ePxFQ LinkedIn has let you list skills on your profile for a while. But only recently have they allowed contacts to endorse you for those skills. When the endorsement feature first showed up, I was troubled by it, since the recommendation feature has existed for some time and I knew […]

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  • The Social Media Dilemma: What to Reveal in a Job Interview

    By Michelle Hutchinson Your resume and cover letter were perfect. They landed you a job interview. Now you’re meeting with a hiring manager and asked to log into your Facebook account. Do you comply? Several of my clients have returned from interviews recently to tell me that they’ve been asked to do this. Caught off […]

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Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

I've never been one to follow conventional wisdom—at least when it doesn't make sense to me—and I'm not about to start now. Conventional wisdom says to limit your blog to one topic (e.g., writing) or to related topics (e.g., writing, reading, publishing), but my interests are too diverse.

While a good deal of this blog will be devoted to writing, editing, and resumes, I'll also explore topics in health, science, education, and a smattering of other areas. After all, I'm not only an editor and writer, but I am or have been a dentist, teacher, naval officer, environmental researcher, wife, parent, and pet owner.

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