Last week at the Texas Library Association's Annual Conference, Karen Landolt, Director for the University of Texas' HireTexas Interview Center, presented "Social Media for Career Advancement". She had great advice on managing your online reputation, developing a reputation as an expert, and using social media for job searching including helpful Twitter keyword job title searches. Think social media isn't for you? Not only do 9 out of 10 employers use social media to screen prospective employees, 7 out of 10 have rejected candidates based on their social media presences. So it's up to you to control the message . Karen suggests Googling your name to see what pops up. We suggest doing this from a computer other than your own so you're sure to get the same results a potential employer would get. You'll find more great tips in Karen's presentation below.
We won't help you move for beer but we will help you with your beer research. Just released this week, the "Beer Serves America" report, put together by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, takes a look at the economic impact of beer. According to the report, "the beer industry employs more than 2 million Americans, providing nearly $79 billion in wages and benefits. The industry pays over $49 billion in business, personal and consumption taxes." They've got great infographics on their page that allow you to see the economic impact of beer by state and even by congressional district. You'll also find several reports & presentations, as well as 2012 edition of the "Brewers Almanac" which includes "production, tax-paid withdrawals, tax collections, consumption (total, state-by-state and per capita), agricultural statistics, imports, exports, financial statistics, employment, excise tax rates and methods of collection, and draft/package trends." And you can save your money for happy hour as all of this information is free!