Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Using Social Media to Find a Better Job - Continued

or, People Say the Nicest Things Department – Part III

Andy is an unsung hero in our community.... His selflessness, compassion and commitment to his outreach work are truly inspirational... Andy is a man of great character with incredible passion for social justice... Andy successfully inspired broad spectrum community participation... He brings many years of experience and knowledge to any organization...

Some of you have been following my ongoing job search efforts over on Twitter and LinkedIn et al. (You can connect with me on Twitter @canayjun). I'm searching for a career with a non-profit engaged in homeless services and helping to end homelessness. I’ve been making a concerted effort to improve the usual round of submitting resumes and cover letters to promising organizations, by using the various social networks and apps that I have access to. Here's the latest via YouTube, LinkedIn and GoogleDocs.  LinkedIn has a nice feature that let's you embed various applications to deliver multimedia content right on your LinkedIn profile - in this case I've used their Google Docs app to add a presentation with an embedded Youtube video.

Check out the video - see me and my colleagues at work:

The video was produced with the help of while I was the Community Development Coordinator for Project417 and I highly recommend the TurnHere service for anyone, non-profit or private business alike, to jump into video marketing for your cause or company. TurnHere's customer service was superb and the videographer was the best. We filmed out on the streets of Toronto (at Yonge Dundas Square), because that is where the outreach to people experiencing homelessness takes place year round. 

You can reach me on Twitter @canayjun and sharing the link to this blog post on Twitter Google+, Facebook and others would be a big boost to my networking efforts and much appreciated.


Monday, August 15, 2011

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Monday, August 8, 2011

BREAKING - Upgraded, AAA Rating Re-instated? What does it mean?

BREAKING: Major rating services announced today, after protracted deliberations, to upgrade and re-instate the AAA credit rating for the United States. In concurrent press releases it was also announced that most of the other G8 sovereign states - Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United Kingdom - would consequently be upgraded to the newly introduced AAAA Platinum Plus rating standard. France announced that it would unilaterally migrate over to the more desirable Michelin Guide service after learning that they qualified for 5 Stars. The AAAA Platinum Plus rating means, for the upgraded Group of Six, access to reduced monthly fees and one million free air-miles, which should substantially reduce costs of travelling to the next G8 meeting, (although it is unlikely it will be held in France due to accommodation price increases related to their 5 Star status). Warren Buffet is quoted as saying the US deserves a AAAA rating because it's, well, because it's still the USA ...OK? Insiders though insist that Buffet's AAAA lobbying are more probably linked to his current efforts to corner the world air-mile futures market.

In related news, China announced that it would divest itself of $1.2 trillion dollars in U.S. government notes and quickly transition to Venezuelan Bolivars (VEB) as it lobbied amongst other Group of Five and G20 members to establish the Bolivar as the new standard for international currency trading. A spokesperson for the Chinese government, who can not be identified for fear of torture and lifelong house arrest, revealed that China will replace gold as a hedge against currency fluctuations by taking a more profitable, "organic and vegan" approach by aggressively seeking to wrest control of the world opium market from other south east Asian regimes combined with the armed occupation of Afghanistan following the NATO withdrawal of troops in the region.