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October 19, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In support of that cause, WLSA will hold a bake sale in the sub-plaza over the lunch hour on October 29th and 30th. All proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer research. If interested in creating treats to donate, please e-mail me at elizabethkaran@gmail.com for drop-off times and requirements. If interested in eating cookies, brownies, muffins, bars etc., please stop by.

October 9, 2009

Recruitment for Students with Disabilities

Lime Corporate Recruitment for Students with Disabilities
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Downtown Minneapolis Target (bus transit provided by Lime Connect)

This is a special event for U of M students with disabilities. This recruiting event is coordinated and hosted by Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization working to connect employers and students with disabilities.

Students with all disabilities can attend this event to network with corporate recruiters and with representatives from Lime Connect. You'll also learn more about how Lime Connect works. Companies represented at this event include Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Target, Goldman Sach, and Google. They're recruiting students with disabiltiies for internships and full-time positions.

Find details and registration information at:
http://www.cclc.umn.edu/Events/Lime_Recruitment.html

October 8, 2009

Six Common Myths of Federal Job Seeking

Here is an informative article federal job seeking by Barbara Reinhold, Monster Contributing Writer

According to the Office of Personnel Management, in the next 10 years, 60 percent of federal workers will be retiring. There is plenty of opportunity, but job seekers need to remember that the process for landing a job with the federal government is radically different than what they may be used to in the private sector.

We've compiled six common myths job seekers believe when going for that government job, based on calls and emails to the USAJOBS customer support team and feedback from federal recruiters.

Click here for the entire article with the six myths .

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October 7, 2009

5 Reasons for Lawyers to Use Social Media

Check out this article by Evan Brown.

"These days there is a lot of talk about lawyers using social media -- writing blogs, posting to Twitter and maintaining profiles on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. This popularity might be due to the wider availability of social media tools and the shifting demographic of a profession that has more digitally raised attorneys joining its ranks. The downturned economy may play a role in this as well, with lawyers looking for new ways to find work.

These days there is a lot of talk about lawyers using social media -- writing blogs, posting to Twitter and maintaining profiles on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. This popularity might be due to the wider availability of social media tools and the shifting demographic of a profession that has more digitally raised attorneys joining its ranks. The downturned economy may play a role in this as well, with lawyers looking for new ways to find work.

Because social media is a time investment, one should determine whether the pursuit is worthwhile. No doubt there are plenty of social media proponents singing the praises of concepts like connection, community and collaboration. We hear talk about transparency and how "content can be your best advertising." One can certainly bring about positive results through a planned and disciplined social media strategy.

This article recommends using social media for business and career development, and presents five non-exhaustive reasons why attorneys should consider using social media for themselves or for their firms. The what and how of blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc., are beyond the scope of what is covered here. This discussion is about why a lawyer might want to use social media."

Click here for the entire article.

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October 2, 2009

"A Student or Graduate Walks Into a Bar..."

...and gets experience, training, contacts and more.

Please take a moment and note the many professional development resources at the Hennepin County Bar Association

Serving member attorneys and the community since 1919, the Hennepin County Bar Association is Minnesota's largest district bar association.

The HCBA provides its 8,000+ members with continuing legal education, publications and professional development, networking and mentoring, and opportunities for pro bono work and service to the community.

HCBA News & Association Updates


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