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#15 What you do Online

When considering a job candidate, employers do everything they can to try to get a sense of who that person is. One way that’s becoming more popular is social media, and that’s where it pays to be careful.

It’s so easy to let our guard down on sites like Facebook and Twitter. After all, it’s just our friends, right? Not always. In fact, many employers will research job applicants on social media even before the job interview. And depending on what they find, it may hurt your chances of ever getting a job there.

So what can you do about it? If you’re looking for a job, do yourself a favor and take a look at your social media history. Consider deleting posts that might seem inappropriate or make you look less reliable than you are. Check your privacy settings to ensure your posts are only shared with those in your closest network. And if you can add a few posts that show your intelligence, that’s even better – just in case all that you think is private is not.

What you do online may not land you a job, but it can certainly keep you from getting it. So be careful out there.

#13 Top ResolutionsNew Year’s resolutions are a fun tradition for many, and a great way to set goals for the coming year. But before you make your resolutions, check out this list of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions. It may give you some inspiration.

  1. Spend more time with family and friends. Plan more get-togethers and spend some quality time.
  2. Get in shape. Exercise isn’t just good for your health. It helps relieve stress and improve your mood, too.
  3. Lose weight. Putting it on is easier than taking it off. But the rewards, such as a healthier heart and lower blood pressure, are well worth it.
  4. Quit smoking. This should be a no-brainer. Yes, it’s hard. But you can do it. And this is the year.
  5. Enjoy life more. Get out more. Go on a hike, take up a hobby, or visit a museum. After all, life is about the little things.
  6. Quit drinking. If you have a problem with alcohol, there are groups like Alcoholics Anonymous that are dedicated to helping you break free. It can also be a way to help #3 … losing extra weight.
  7. Get out of debt. Excessive debt can drag you down, both financially and emotionally. Make this the year you get a handle on your finances.
  8. Learn something new. Learn an instrument or a foreign language. Or maybe just how to fix your computer.
  9. Help others. Nothing could be more rewarding than doing work that helps those in need. Consider volunteering opportunities.
  10. Get organized. From getting rid of clutter to organizing your life, getting things in order can be a very empowering thing.

Hopefully this list gives you some ideas. Tell us what your resolutions are!

The 2010 New Year’s Resolution YouTube Contest has concluded. We asked contest entrants to create 60-second-or-less videos in which they tell us about their 2010 New Year’s Resolutions and we’re very pleased to announce the winner: Beau Chevassus from Enumclaw, WA!

The following entrants have won $50 gift cards. Click their names to view their video entries:

Everest will hold a New Year’s Resolution Contest on YouTube that will reward 11 lucky winners for sharing their 2010 New Year’s Resolutions.

Entrants only need to create and upload to YouTube a 60-second-or-less video in which they share their 2010 New Year’s resolution; videos will be judged on creativity, quality and originality.

One grand prize winner will receive two FREE airline tickets, and an additional 10 winners will receive a $50 gift card.

We are officially launching this contest Monday, January 4, 2010 and the entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2010.

Entrants can participate by visiting http://resolutions.everest.edu or by posting a YouTube video response to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTj_s1pFJIM

We will post the winning video on our YouTube Channel the week of February 8, 2010 and also compile and similarly post a vignette of some of the more interesting video entries.


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