Posted by PRGUY222 on Feb 5, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
If you’re reading this blog, you are dancing on the front lines of Newbie New(ish) Media. Yep, anyone with a bad recipe for banana nut bread or saccharine pics of their kids at Halloween now have (relatively) free access to the cyber airwaves and the denizens who troll them. Never has there been so much said about so little to so many.
So when in this cacophony of clutter real messages need to leak through, who the hell can find them? Given the propensity of our A.D.D. addled populace to jagged off kilter on REAL issues requiring REAL focus, can we expect any sort of reaction to the relevant anyway?
United States President Barack Obama had an editorial published in the New York Times today. He’s pitching his stimulus plan and because he’s President, and presumably a good writer (or capable of hiring them), he gets an Epic Win in a top rag. But will it trickle down to anyone really? There’s likely to be more buzz about the fact that he did it than on the actual content. How many voters/economic sufferers/citizens/malcontents will read about that he wrote it rather than actually read it? What’s wrong with this picture?
Here’s part of it: The value in being published is diminished because anyone can now be published. Three minutes with Blogger.com and you’re Gutenberg. Your voice isn’t earned, it’s become part of a scream that no more warrants mass attention than assembly instructions for an Ikea coffee table. We’re all drowning in it and ironically, this blog is contributing to it. Or is it? Hmmmmm.
Are you someone with something to say? Are you going to be that voice out of the crowd that draws crowds? We don’t know that, but we do know this: If this is the sort of thing you’re on fire about, make a career out of it. Slick and cynical? Try AdvertisingCrossing.com. Positively pernicious? Try PRCrossing.com (Nah, we’re just kidding). Broadband bent? How about TelecomCrossing.com? See? Some people have important things to say. You just have to know where to look.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 22, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
As news addicts, we have a hard time harkening back to before the 24-hour stream of current event goodies that now fill every formerly unoccupied inch of our TV screens and web browsers. Scrolling goodies link murders to mall collapses to wayward moose in the span of a few thousand tightly-crammed pixels. If we didn’t enjoy it so much, we’d overload.
From moveable type (Gutenberg’s gizmo, not the software) to “blasphemous,” anti-Monarchy pamphlets cranked out by American revolutionaries to the best of Heart’s “yellow journalism” to grainy B&W game shows sponsored by cigarette companies to today’s delicious docu-news-dramas, we have evolved! More please, in more ways. Hit us with it all. Tell us more!
And then, it gets consistently down, down, down. Stock market suicides, homeless and helpless, America stuck and sad. Bah! Take the bad with the good, we say. Keep your head up….blub…blub…blub…
And there is suffering on EVERY level. Consider this news coverage in the space of two lines of headline copy (links) on a MAJOR NEWS SITE!:
Zsa Zsa Furious With Madoff
Yes, that’s right. Zsa Zsa Gabor may be losing her satin shirt as part of a Ponzi scheme dubbed the CRIME OF THE CENTURY! “We might be forced to sell our Bel-Air home, cars, artwork and even our jewelry because of this sick man.”
Deliver pizzas, wife tells laid-off hubby
“Donna LeBlanc gave her husband, a former restaurant manager, the stark ultimatum: become a pizza delivery man or their family ‘wouldn’t make it.’”
What a country!
So, what does this have to do with anything? Well, we’re not sure. We just found it damn interesting. But if there WERE a point, it would probably be something like this: If you accept the fact that such ubiquitous news delivery is here to stay, and it interests you even half as much as it interests us, you may want to consider a gander at careers through JournalismCrossing.com, AdvertisingCrossing.com, InformationTechnologyCrossing.com or ChefCrossing.com. OK, the last one doesn’t have much to do with news, but people still gotta eat. Right? Right?
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 20, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
Although usually perpetrated by employers in an employees’ market, dream jobs occasionally surface during times such as these. You know, that killer job description that seems too good to be true. Let’s say that THERE IS JUST SUCH A JOB out there. And, since it’s such a friggin’ PERFECT JOB, the employer doesn’t have to pay the major job sites to post it – they just have to get the word out about it. Well, if you can grasp that, then you can grasp how EmploymentCrossing.com is different.
EmploymentCrossing.com posts hundreds of thousands of jobs that employers aren’t paying us to post. In other words, if we don’t do it, who will? Nada. Nobody. Nothin. No where. They’ll all be on thousands of bulleting boards, internal memos, government job sites and everywhere else our hundreds of researchers find them, check them, categorize them and post them – for EmploymentCrossing members only. Throw in a free trial, and you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. And although it may not be that dream job, you’re probably ready for a change if you’re reading this.
Oh, and that dream job, it’s posted here, and here is a brief description:
Duties may include (but are not limited to):
Feed the fish - There are over 1,500 species of fish living in the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t
worry – you won’t need to feed them all.
Clean the pool - The pool has an automatic filter, but if you happen to see a stray leaf
floating on the surface it’s a great excuse to dive in and enjoy a few laps.
Collect the mail – During your explorations, why not join the aerial postal service for a
day? It’s a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the reef and islands.
The successful candidate will also be paid a salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract.
Seriously, is this employer going to PAY some job site to post this for you?
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 13, 2009 in Careers
, Job Search
It’s no secret that the economy and the job market, um, suck. Unemployment in the United States keeps climbing and harkening back to percentages from the years before most of our parents were even born. Damn!
And as sick as that is, more than a few people are taking some pleasure in a whole new category of under performers hitting the skids: the C-E-O! Oh, oh..
According to the January 13 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Six CEOs of publicly held companies have been replaced in the past eight days. And nope, they weren’t chronically late, drunk or smelly (although those details weren’t reported), they suffered from “poor financial results, slumping stock prices and, in some cases, investor criticism.” Ouch.
So here’s our theory: When SO MANY people have been laid off at a company there are few places left to place the blame, go for the big-ass salary at the top. Makes sense.
And what’s the logical next step? Fill those CEO positions.
Look, they may not ALL be at EmploymentCrossing.com, but 100KCrossing.com alone is a good start. Sign up today! One price fits all. Yea, it’s time for a little more equalizing…
Posted by admin on Oct 14, 2008 in Employment
, Job Search
…If you’re smart. And we don’t mean rocket scientist smart (unless you’re looking for a job as a rocket scientist). What we mean is basically WISING UP that employment websites that only feature job listings paid for by employers aren’t smart. Think about it.
We’re already confident that you’re smart(ish). You’re reading this.
Look, whether you’re due that corner office (www.ExecCrossing.com) or play as hard as you work and want to upgrade to a better brand of brew, find your job here.
No employer-paid ads! A REAL picture of the employment market. Think about it.
Oh, and we do have some rocket scientist jobs here: www.scientistcrossing.com