Using Social Networking in Your Job Search McHenry, Illinois

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Contact: April M. Williams

Cyberlife Tutors

414-502-7745

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USING SOCIAL NETWORKING IN YOUR JOB SEARCH MCHENRY, ILLINOIS

Learn what social networking tools can do for your career

ALGONQUIN, IL. August 10, 2011. – Job seekers know it is hard work to land a job. Those job candidates who use social media tools effectively can shorten the length of their job search. By using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogs to develop connections and build credibility, a candidate can land a job that is just the right fit.

The McHenry Public Library recognizes patrons desire to learn how social media to boost their careers. They offer a series of career and job search sessions specifically for those in career transition.

April M. Williams is presenting two of these career sessions at the McHenry Public Library:

  • Jan 25, 2011 – Effective Social Networking in Your Job Search
    Learn about social networking tools as a way to shorten your job search. See how you can showcase your qualifications and expand you network. Find out how headhunters and hiring managers post jobs and recruit through their connections. April M. Williams will discuss LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs.
  • Feb 29, 2011 – Expand Your Professional Network Using LinkedIn
    If you’re not on LinkedIn, are you Linked OUT? April M. Williams will focus on LinkedIn as a networking tool to identify key contacts, build relationships, demonstrate credibility and learn insider information to grow their career. Find out how to use LinkedIn for prospecting prospective customers.

Session are held at the McHenry Public Library from 7:00-8:30 PM. The library is located at 809 North Front Street in McHenry, IL 60050. For information call the McHenry Public Library at (815) 385-0036.

“As I have noticed that many of our patrons are looking for work, I have scheduled a series, starting in September, of programs designed to build job search skills. The series includes programs that address Writing a Resume in September, Conducting a Job Search in October, Preparing for the Interview in November, Social Media in January, and LinkedIn in February. In addition to these programs, the MPLD has many resources, including books, magazines, videos, and computer software available to patrons to assist them in their job search,” said Colette Leeser-Freeman McHenry Public Library Adult Services Librarian & Adult Programming Coordinator.

“In general, the public library is uniquely positioned to act as a resource to patrons in the community for any of their research needs. Now, more than at any other time in recent history, the public library has become a very rich resource for job seekers.”

About April M. Williams: April M. Williams is a nationally recognized speaker, author, blogger and coach who has assisted hundreds of people in their career. By demonstrating the power of social networking tools, April shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their careers. April published two books and numerous articles on career building as well as other related business topics. She has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy and Nations Restaurant News. April is a contributing editor to the Blacks Gone Geek IT forum and Hawaii travel website 808Talk. For information on upcoming events, visit CyberLife Tutors calendar.

Copies of April’s books are available on her CyberLife Tutors website. Follow April on Twitter, Facebook and her “Where Are You Today?” travel blog.

EDITORS: If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with April M. Williams, please contact us at 414-502-7745 or http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/contact/.

Social Networking Throughout Your Career book cover

Social Networking Throughout Your Career book cover

 

Ignite Your Passion: How to Find and Ignite Your Fire Inside

Ignite Your Passion: How to Find and Ignite Your Fire Inside

Networking For Results DVD

Networking For Results DVD – 51 minute live presentation.

 

How to Import Your Blog to Facebook Automaticly Using Notes

Would you like your blog posts to appear in Facebook every time you publish a new post? There is a way to update your Facebook pages settings to import blog posts and display them on your Facebook page using the Facebook Note application.

You can import your blog posts to your Facebook profile page or your Facebook fan page. Here is how to set up Facebook to import new posts from your blog.

  1. Log in to Facebook.
  2. Go to your profile or Fan page.
  3. Click on the Notes tab. If you do not see a Notes tab, click on the + and selected the Notes application.
  4. Click on “Write a Note”. Create a test note, then save as draft.
  5. Click on “Edit Import Settings”
  6. On the “Import External Blog” page, enter the web URL of your blog feed. Click the check box on then click “Start Importing.”

Once the set up is complete, each time you write a new post on your blog the post will display on your Facebook page.

Where Are You Today travel blog

Where Are You Today travel blog

Internet Marketing Intensive Series

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CONTACT:

April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745
http://www.cyberlifetutors.com
INTERNET MARKETING INTENSIVE SERIES

SHAH CENTER IN MCHENRY HOSTS SEVEN PART INTERNET MARKETING SERIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS – June 8, 2011

The Shah Center in McHenry hosts a seven part Internet Marketing Intensive series of classes for small business owners. Learn the basics of online marketing and see how you can integrate this powerful tool into your overall marketing strategy. From planning to implementation, this series is the must-have for every small business.

The sessions taught by social media coach April M. Williams of CyberLife Tutors and Michael Bissett of Yellowbird Marketing. You get nuts and bolts practical applications so you can use these tools now. Best of all, most of these tools are free for you to use!

Series 1: Th July 7, 14, 21 6-9 PM

Session 1: Marketing Plan Session 2: Marketing Channels and identifying Prospects Session 3: Search terms, Domains, and Branding

Series 2: Th Aug. 11, 18, 25 Sept. 1 6-9 PM

Session 1: Website development
Session 2: Traffic Builders &Monitoring tools; keystrokes and analytics
Session 3: Integration & Branding
Session 4: Multimedia approach to marketing

For additional information, or to register, please contact the Shah Center at (815) 455-6098 or sbdc@mchenry.edu.These sessions are offered to through the Shah Center, a part of McHenry County College and the Small Business Development Center. The Shah Illinois Small Business Development Center is located at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane McHenry, IL 60050.

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal, CBS Chicago and Nations Restaurant News.

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ABOUT CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

Visit our CyberLife Tutors events calendar for information on upcoming events.

Using Your Website and Social Media to Drive Membership

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April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
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USING YOUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO DRIVE MEMBERSHIP

District 30 Toastmasters Leadership Institute presents “Charting Your Course” for all members, officers and guests on June 18, 2011.

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ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS – June 7, 2011
District 30 Toastmasters Leadership Institute “Charting Your Course” education sessions will feature author and executive coach April M. Williams. Her presentation “Using Your Website and Social Media To Drive Membership” in your club is back by popular request.

Attendees will learn ways to make the most out of their web presence including a website, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube and Twitter to build awareness for your club and boost membership numbers.

April will also be part of a panel of experts for the session “How to Be a World Class Club Coach.”

Education sessions will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on June 18h at the Hilton Rosemont 5550 N. River Road Rosemont, IL. 60018.

“Collaboration is one of the most powerful tools available to us. It begins when we share what we know, ” said Toastmasters Area Govenor Linda Eenigenburg. “Attending TLI educational sessions benefits the speaker by providing the opportunity to employ speaking and leadership skills. More importantly, it benefits the audience with the open exchange of thoughts, experience and ideas. Collaboration – it’s a powerful tool!”

With over 5,000 first level connection, April knows how to leverage LinkedIn and maximize the power of her network. Visit April’s LinkedIn profile to see her client, coworker and partner recommendations.

These sessions are offered to Toastmasters members and their guests at no charge. Register by online. For more information, contact Summer TLI Dean Brent Anderson at D30tli@yahoo.com.

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal and Nations Restaurant News.

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ABOUT CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

Visit our CyberLife Tutors events calendar for information on upcoming events.

Facebook Your Toastmasters Club PR Friend

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CONTACT:

April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745
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FACEBOOK YOUR TOASTMASTERS CLUB PR FRIEND

David Reed and Oak Brook, Illinois Toastmasters club hosts a presentation with speaker, author, blogger and coach April M. Williams on February 22, 2011.
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ALGONQIUN, ILLINOIS – February 16, 2011
The Oak Brook, Illinois Serious Speakers Toastmasters club will feature April M. Williams and her presentation on “Facebook Your Toastmasters Club PR Friend” to build membership and your career. Attendees will see how their club can harness the power of these tools to recruit new members and retain current members.

David Reed, MIM(MBA) is Toastmaster of the Day for this event from 5:30 to 6:00 pm at the Republic Bank in Oak Brook (2221 Camden Court).

“All are invited to hear this wonderful and educational speaker,” David said.

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal and Nations Restaurant News.

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ABOUT the CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

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Share Your Facebook Fan Page Here

I met many McHenry County business owners at the Facebook class I taught last night. This is the first of four social networking classes in the series at the Shah Center in McHenry. Next up are classes on Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn.

During the session, each participant set up a business page. One of the questions was “How do I get more Fans for my business page?”

CyberLife Tutors Facebook Business Page

LIKE our CyberLife Tutors Facebook Business Page

Here is one way to build you business page “LIKES”.

Click on “comments” at the top of this article and tell us the name of your Facebook business page so we can “LIKE” it. In “website” field, enter the link to your customize Facebook profile URL we created in class last night. My custom profile URL is http://www.facebook.com/aprilmwilliams.

Once you have more than 25 ‘LIKES’ on your business  page, you can create your custom Facebook vanity URL for your business page.  Go to http://www.facebook.com/username to select and set your URL.

I will be sharing more Facebook tips on our blog. Be sure you do not miss a article, sign up for our Enews and Updates in the box on the right side of the page.

Thanks for sharing. Please stop by our CyberLife Tutors Facebook page and add us to your page’s “favorites”.

Get Your Find Us on Facebook Badge

How can you create a custom Facebook Badge for your Facebook profile, Facebook photos, Facebook “likes” or Facebook Page? Let Facebook help you.

Membership in Facebook grows every day. Your customers are out there and they want to connect with you. Make it easy for them to find you on Facebook and connect with you there.

Follow the directions on Facebook badge page to create the custom design of your choosing. You can customize your badge to include your name, picture, recent status updates, number of friends and more. You can even customize the shape of your badge, taller or wider based on your preferences and where you plan to place the badge.

Why add the Facebook badge to your website or blog? To make it easy for others to find your Facebook page, find out more about you. They may even add you as a friend.

When they click on the badge, they go directly to your Facebook page.

Click on our Facebook Badge and Like our Facebook page.

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Giving Tree Band Green Guitar

Do you remember the “The Giving Tree” book written by the late Shel Silverstein? It is one of the first books I owned. Enter the Giving Tree Band from Yorkville, Illinois.

The Giving Tree Band uses social networking to connect with their fans and share their message of environmental sustainability. The band knows their audience and how to connect with them. They made a green statement when they recorded their “Great Possessions” album in 2009. While recording, the group stayed near the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center where they recorded the material to reduce their carbon emissions. Even the instruments used were made of recycled materials. After the recording, the band raffled off this guitar, signed by the band, through the Chicago Blues & Blue Grass Festival. Kyle also a song writer and guitarist, won this Taliesin model guitar which Jason Harshbarger of Highland Strings created from reclaimed materials.

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Guitar Giving Tree Band used on the “Great Possessions” album
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Guitar inlay Giving Tree Band used on the “Great Possessions” album

Read more about the band’s eco friendly practices and recording. Purchase the Great Possessions album.  Listen to their music on MySpace and Facebook. Follow Giving Tree Band on Twitter.

View Facebook Fan Comments

Does your business have a Facebook fan page? Have you ever looked at your Facebook Fan page wall and wondered where all you Facebook friends comments have gone? The comments may seem like they have disappeared from view. Do not worry. The comments are not gone forever.

Here is how you can view these comments.

Log in to Facebook and navigate to your Fan page. In the middle of the page under the “What’s on your mind” status box, you will see the options where you can select the type of comments you would like to see on this page.

Choose to view comments from:

  • Wall owner
  • Friends
  • Wall owner and friends

The choice is yours. Modify your page settings to select the view option that works best for you.

Here is a short video where you can see how I change the page settings to view my friends comments on my CyberLife Tutors Facebook Fan page. Stop by our Facebook Fan page and say hello or leave a comment.

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