Category Archives: Social media

Increasing your positive Internet presence: Ask Amber

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting These days, it’s no secret that the Internet plays a big role in the hiring process and in human resources in general. If you want to make a good impression on current or future employers, … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Using social media to advance your job hunt and career

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Did you know that social media can be more than just a place to connect with friends? When used correctly, it can also help you advance your job hunt and your nonprofit career. Blogs can … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Organizations you should be following on LinkedIn

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting As I’ve said before, LinkedIn can be an invaluable resource for your job search or in your general networking efforts. Sure you remember to connect with your friends and coworkers, but have you joined any … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: Things to do this week to get ahead

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Whether you are currently employed or job hunting, these are simple things you can do this week that could lead to a big impact on your career. From actions that take only moments to a … Continue reading

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How your nonprofit can use Pinterest

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Where can you learn how to use a sock to curl your hair, check out what your neighbor had for dinner last night, and look at pictures of baby pandas? Why Pinterest, of course! While … Continue reading

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The Komen backlash—why you need an emergency communications plan

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting There are many lessons to be learned from the Komen fiasco that unfolded last week and continues to dominate nonprofit and mainstream media this week. In addition to lessons we mentioned in our blog last … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: LinkedIn—new tips and tricks from active job seekers

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Back in November, I wrote an Ask Amber blog about LinkedIn, but as the saying goes, “you learn something new every day.” After lengthy discussions with several other young professionals recently, I have learned  a … Continue reading

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Low-cost ideas to prepare your nonprofit for 2012

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting While you might already feel overwhelmed with your personal New Year’s resolutions and goals for the year ahead, you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed when it comes to your nonprofit. With the help of  JVA staff members … Continue reading

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Ask Amber: How LinkedIn can help you network

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting Question: How can LinkedIn help me? I have an account but no idea what it does. “All jobs are relationship driven,” said Ben Baldwin, Research Learning Specialist for the National Park Service at Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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