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JOB ANGELS On Twitter! And Twittering To Barack Obama About Helping the Jobless Find Jobs (With Great Job Resources)

angelYes I “tweeted” to Barack Obama. He’s seems a grass roots kind of person, so today I sent him a note via Twitter to bring to his awares the FABULOUS grass roots effort of the @JOBANGELS Team on Twitter.

What is Job Angels? A volunteer group of folks from all levels of professional culture that work to connect job seekers with jobs! I’m totally impressed with the diversity of the Job Angels team which includes executives, PR specialists, resume writers, recruiters, sponsors you name it — all volunteering their time, skill or networking ability to help people. And working together with common purpose and embracing diversity is exactly what makes good stuff happen.

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What do Job Angels do? They don’t just send shout outs about jobs available, they also send shout outs about the (talented) folks seeking jobs and link to that person’s profile, site, linked-in or twitter page. So talent gets propagated via Twitter, those hiring get the word out about jobs they need done, and that’s how Job Angels helps job seekers get connected with jobs. Everything starts with “1” – helping even one person makes all the difference. I’ve offered to help Job Angels, and if you can, help spread the word. Hope someone on Barack’s team got the Tweet to pass it on too! 🙂

I also discovered numerous helpful resources for job seekers (list below), and met some truly giving individuals. So here’s a “shout out” of my own to a few really special folks like: the Job Angels Team Leaders for ANSWERING ALL REQUESTS for help (which they do!), to @DonnaWard whom has contributed numerous job leads for everyone on Twitter, to Donna Marie Antoniadis, who co-founded She’s Connected, a multi-profile social networking site just for women, to @AlisonDoyle, for assembing a GREAT list of job sites and career experts on Twitter (among many other things), and @mikebrown for always being there with encouragement and creative inspiration. (Thank you!)

JOB LEADS AND RESOURCES:

Alison Doyle – See her pages of Great Resume Samples and also her COMPREHENSIVE LIST of Job Sites and Career Experts On Twitter.

Ten FREE Job Search Resources Online – Where to post a resume, how to use Linked-In to find jobs, Career Hub, ‘Twellow’ – check it out on JibberJobber!

36 Creative Resume Ideas! Beautiful work here and plenty of inspiration!

VisualCV – Don’t know what that is? Go here and learn about it!

Does Your Resume Suck? Find out why here.

Targeted Resumes and Cover Letters – Alison explains it all!

One Day / One Job – Also Check out their blog with 50 Twitter Users To Follow On Your Job Search.

Rethink Your Strategy – Leverage your entrepreneurial spirit to find work!

Re-Assess (Everything) – Only one blog linked here but there’s MANY useful articles to keep you on track by the Harvard Business bloggers. Bookmark it!

How To Make Stuff Happen – setting goals, and getting serious about it. A great article to bookmark.

Manifest Your Goals – Questions to ask yourself – and answer!

@keppiecareers – Encouraging and empowering job seekers- check out her site packed with help and ‘how to” here!

Need Support to Stay On Track? Find an accountability group here and collaborate with other job seekers.

Tech Jobs – At Giga-OM

Public Health Jobs! – Check it out if your looking for work in this field.

Jobs 4 Veterans – jobs by state for veterans.

Getting Hired! – Jobs for people with disabilities. What a great resource this is too.

Engineering Jobs – From Aweber.

102 HR Blogs and Websites – Of quality! Find answers on just about every question related to your job search in here somewhere.

Job Search Resources – On Facebook’s About.com pages.

JobRadio FM – Career advice podcasting!

@SusanIreland – See her Job Lounge blog for resume help!

Work Coach Cafe – Tons of resources!

Industries Targeted for Job Growth – According to the current stimulus plan.

Using Social Media For Your Job Search – All about getting around Linked-In and other useful tips by Rachel Levy!

Musical Inspiration – Had to include this great find – @ggw_bach is an Australian composer that posts (just about every day) original compositions and arrangements with an inspirational message. One of my favorites is linked but browse around his blog for many others. Music of the spheres! – And of course, my personal “inspiration” tune — by Mary Mary.

Hope this list helps, and that others seeking jobs, or that have jobs are encouraged to follow up with @JobAngels on Twitter!

Related: Personal Branding Promotion For Job Seekers In Tough Times (Great article Kelly!)

Related: Jobs On Twitter! Dozens of folks to follow for leads and open jobs!

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At Everyone…. let’s help some kids!

CANNED WATER FOR KIDS. These children need clean water. Putting the word out on twitter is something that takes only a second to do – and will help some kids. Do a good deed today! (props to @mikebrown and @gstromberg)

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And According To “Science” Women Are Narcissists Desiring Dilemma? Follow Up to Misogynists In Media

“… women’s desire is not relational, it’s narcissistic — it is dominated by the yearnings of “self-love,” by the wish to be the object of erotic admiration and sexual need….What women want is a real dilemma…”


Wow, thanks New York Times for informing us all. Really, who believes this shit? While I appreciate the hard work of sexologists, the fact is that science can no more quantify a woman’s desire by reading little red graph lines on a page, then the next winning lottery numbers.

A commentator to my previous post about Misogynists Advertise Women In Fuck Positions – And Sell BIG Time – remarked on an article they found about a scientific study assessing what women find desirable. I presume the New York Times article (cited above) is the study they were referencing. And I think its a bunch of BS.  According to the study, women were almost equally aroused by images of other women with women, as they were men. Yeah so what? It doesn’t explain one iota why women (a massive amount of women according to the numbers) – buy products that expressly convey graphic negative imagery of their own sex. My question remains unanswered.

Haute Hatred? Misogynists Advertise Women In Fuck Positions – And Sell Big Time

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Apparently, it is a well known ‘not- so-secret’ fact in the fashion media world that if you promote ads with images expressly intended to marginalize women, your product will sell BIG time. So who cares right? But it bugs the bajeezus out of me to no end  – for the main reason that statistically, the ones buying the product 9 times out of ten are WOMEN.

Below are some examples of what I am talking about – and there’s many others. Though I am trying to muster up some kind of “gung-ho” spirit,  I really honestly cannot say that looking at ANY OF THESE ads – inspires me whatsoever to become an advocate of these brands. Just being honest. Looks like plain old misogyny to me. All the executives that “spearheaded” (no, pun intended) these brands are in fact NOT women. But they sure figured out how to play into the subconscious mind fears of the feminine populace – or something. Because their tactic is working.

Notice in these ads how very LITTLE is about the product – and how very much of it is about boobs, vagina, submissive posturing, spread legs, “come hither” looks. So what are they trying to say? And why the fuck are we listening to it?

How does a woman looking at these ads (and others like these) somehow magically “convert” into an enthusiastic buyer? Apparently, a whole lot do because women are where the majority of sales dollars are coming from for these brands, in about every single instance.

Yes, I’ve seen several arguments here and there by women that “pshaw” any  notion of being offended. These are usually the ones that will (publicly) remark something like, “it’s just an ad- get over it“.  A real example, my sister who graduated Harvard law school – and at the top of her class.  She’s the first one to take the “get over it” stance in public, but when no one is looking, she is also the first one to fight to the death for any kind of woman-hating agenda.  So I ask why do women who are so frigging intelligent do what these advertisers want them to do? Women approve and endorse this kind of negative messaging (and it is negative) – when they buy the products of these fucking asswads.

The question is why. Do these ads somehow tap into the collective feminine unconscious and project our secret desires? Or perhaps we remain silently BUYING these dumb-ass over priced products because they so well reflect the measure of own lack of self worth? Or maybe it’s because we women are cosmically destined to remain the Peter Principle poster children in the economic models of the advertising world. Or perhaps, we haven’t yet risen to our own occasion, or perhaps we’re afraid to buck the system?

Or perhaps, the marketeers are right. Maybe it’s just true that the majority of women really DO like graphic, sometimes violent, negative imagery of other women. It’s so far proven successful. And the fashion and beauty ads just keep on getting more pornographic because we tell them with our buying dollars – WE FUCKING LOVE TO GET FUCKED so your chauvinistic, misogynist executive team can tout big gains on their quarterly. The numbers don’t lie right.

Of all the below, American Apparel is probably the worst offender. In doing some research on them, I discovered they actually incorporated originally in Delaware (big fucking surprise – tax haven of the universe), also, that their CEO Dov Charney was recently slapped with a sex suit – for waltzing about naked on the job – or close to it. Also for suggestive correspondence such as memo-ing employees to “come masturbate” – in his office.  “Hey Dov – Why don’t you just start an off-shoot amateur porn Website already? – Copyranter

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Citigroup Has A Heart – Who Knew?

“…Citigroup, which has received $45 billion in government bailout funds, is about to upgrade to a new $50 million, twelve-seat corporate jet.”HuffPo

Citigroup – you SUCK and… deserve to be bitch slapped.

Citigroup’s acquisition of a new Dassault Falcon jet has been widely scorned, and it was recently announced they decided to renege on the VIP jet purchase.  How sacrificial.

Vikram (bandit) Pandit, current CEO of Citi, and his predecessor Charles O. (what a fuck you are) Prince, have both been duly nominated – as assholes.

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Related: They’ve “Done the Math” – Citi To Cut 300,000 Jobs

[Post Edited: Bad math on the original post stricken. Thanks eagle eye Marc for catching the error.]

Selling Fashizzle to Job Seekers

bajOne of the things I find puzzling is the massive amount of sales pitching being done to the unemployed. People are aggressively marketing to job seekers (example) a whole array of purported  “insider job leads” that, in my investigation, afford the job seeker nothing they could not accomplish for free on their own.

There’s all kinds of tactics being used to attract job seekers (money) today, such as  “insider tips” e-books, online job postings with automatic monthly fee charges; RSS feeds (for a fee) – you name it. The less reputable marketers will go so far as to post bogus jobs (check out Craigslist), with the intention of “up-selling” applicants who respond. I find it insidious and highly unethical. Most of the people out of work today are those already from middle to low pay scales, they don’t have expendable incomes, yet this is precisely the “audience” these bogus ass marketeers are selling their fashizzle to.

There is no “super secret” job finder tool.

It never ceases to amaze (and offend) me how confident these “marketeers” are of the public’s overall ignorance.

Related: Scams Aimed At the Jobless.

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