Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yes, CEOs Should Facebook And Twitter

I found this Forbes article linked on Linkedin (no pun intended) and thought it was an interesting read. While this article is about senior corporate involvement in social networking, it got me to thinking about how those not in the "C-suite" can utilize these media for their own business gains.

Yes, I enjoy Facebook and Twitter socially but I do think that there is so much more potential for both of them. As we are in this economic downturn and so many of us are faced with job loss, a greater emphasis is placed on networking and timely response to job postings when applying to positions.

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. could be the edge that you're looking for to jump ahead of the competition. Be it, tweeted about a new job opportunity or seeing a news item/link on your friend's status. Act quickly on what you see or read and you could be well on your way to your next job. Unfortunately, its not always your work experience that lands you that interview but getting noticed and being at the right place at the right time.

You can find the original artical here:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

GAP, Old Navy, Banana Republic F&F Event 30% Off

Who doesn't love a good sale and at the same time give to a worthy cause? The GAP family of stores have an in-store coupon for 30% off from March 12 - 15th and 5% of the sales will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Click on the title to take you directly to the coupon. It's good for multiple use in the US and Canada.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog: Act 1, Part 1

I might be a little slow on this but caught something on TV that made me look this up. Neil Patrick Harris is too funny!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass

For those living in Toronto (and/or have access to a Toronto Public Library card), you're in luck.

"With the Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass (MAP), you and your family can explore the best of Toronto's arts and cultural treasures for free.

With a valid adult Toronto Public Library card, you can borrow a MAP for your family at any Toronto Public Library branch. Quantities are limited and borrowing rules apply."

The notable museums are Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario Science Centre, Casa Loma and the Royal Ontario Museum (the later four passses are only available at select libraries).

"Borrowing Rules

A valid adult Toronto Public Library card is all that you need to borrow a Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) for your family.

  • One pass per valid adult library card per week – each pass admits one family. Patrons cannot borrow more than one pass at per week.

  • Admission parameters vary by organisation, but most venues provide access for up to two adults and up to four children during regular operating hours. The back of each pass specifies details and restrictions. Each pass is good for one visit only.

  • Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Passes cannot be renewed or reserved. They are available only on a first-come, first-served basis in limited quantities.

  • You can borrow passes to any of the participating venues, and you can borrow them more than once.

  • Passes do not have to be returned to the Library but instead are surrendered at the venue. There are no overdue fines or fees on the Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass."
This seems like a great idea for couples and familes feeling the financial crunch and still want free cultural events. Although with limited passes, you have to be flexible with your plans as certain museum passses could be unavailable when you want to go.

If anyone wants to take me, I'm game! Unfortunately, I live in Mississauga and don't have a Toronto Public library card.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Giving it another go...

Talk about a long time since last posting. A lot has happened in the last couple months and I'm trying to blog again and get into twitter. I registered eons ago and since I'm unemployed right now, I have a lot of time to waste. :P

Hopefully, these are good ways of staying in touch with people and feel free on following me and I might be a follower of yours!

I've also updated the format of my blog. Its 2009, time to declutter and go for a simpler look. Let me know if you like.