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Original articles from Amanda DiSilvestro.
 
A Great Way to Connect With Interns
Finding interns can be quite an extensive process, and most small businesses don’t have the time or manpower to give up when it comes to actually having to find interns — especially good interns. The benefits of employing interns are significant, but if it’s a pain for most businesses, is it really worth the trouble?

The Young Professional's Holiday Wish List
With the holidays quickly approaching, many young professionals want nothing more than a job they love. The holidays often pass by with family and friends and the things that are truly important in life, and then it hits — the holidays are over and you’re back to being an intern or being that graduate looking to break into your industry. In other words, it’s okay to have a wish list this holiday season, and it’s okay that this wish list be centered around your career.

How to Fix an 'Old' Personal Brand
Creating a personal brand is much like creating a 3D resume. Everything on the paper has to come to life through social media, guest blogging on websites, business cards, and even email addresses. However you want to create your personal brand is up to you — be creative and start building up your accomplishments on and off the web. In the end, creating a personal brand can be a lot of fun. However what many professionals don’t realize is that you’re not always creating a personal brand from scratch.

Optimizing Professional Profiles and Why You Can’t Put It Off Any Longer
For many students and professionals looking for jobs, optimizing a professional profile on top networking sites has been that dreaded thing that you know you have to do, but you also know you can push back (over and over again). Unfortunately for you, I’m here to tell you that optimizing your account can’t be put on the back burner any longer.

5 Video Conferencing Tips that Aren’t Quite So Obvious
I find that oftentimes the silliest questions — What should I wear? What does SEO stand for? How should I introduce myself? — are usually the most popular. If you think something should be obvious to you but you just don’t get it, chances are you aren’t alone. Fortunately, we live in the 21st century and Google is here to help. If you’ve typed into Google “How should I act during a video conference?” then Google has taken you to the right place.

How to Fix an 'Old' Personal Brand
Creating a personal brand is much like creating a 3D resume. Everything on the paper has to come to life through social media, guest blogging on websites, business cards, and even email addresses. However you want to create your personal brand is up to you — be creative and start building up your accomplishments on and off the web. In the end, creating a personal brand can be a lot of fun. However what many professionals don’t realize is that you’re not always creating a personal brand from scratch.

How to Optimize Professional Profiles Online and Why You Can’t Put It Off Any Longer
For many students and professionals looking for jobs, optimizing a professional profile on top networking sites has been that dreaded thing that you know you have to do, but you also know you can push back (over and over again). Unfortunately for you, I’m here to tell you that optimizing your account can’t be put on the back burner any longer.

How to Analyze a Potential Employer’s Company Website
When it comes time to find a job, most of us are looking everywhere, in every type of industry, doing every type of work we could possibly be maybe qualified to do. The job hunt typically means getting that exciting email from a company and then immediately going to that company’s website. There are lots of different things running through your head, but the bottom line is this: Do I really want to work for this company?

How to Prepare for a Job Interview as an SEO Writer
If you find out you have an interview, one of the first things you usually do is Google “how to prepare for [insert interview here] interview.” You want to hear from the professionals, you want to see actual questions that you might get asked so that you can be completely prepared, and you want to do some research to make sure that you know all of the basics. After all, you know you’re qualified for the job, but there is always more to learn.

How to Fix an 'Old' Personal Brand
Creating a personal brand is much like creating a 3D resume. Everything on the paper has to come to life through social media, guest blogging on websites, business cards, and even email addresses. However you want to create your personal brand is up to you — be creative and start building up your accomplishments on and off the web. In the end, creating a personal brand can be a lot of fun. However what many professionals don’t realize is that you’re not always creating a personal brand from scratch.

Why Every Candidate Can Guest Blog to Improve Online Visibility
Online visibility is incredibly important in every industry for both a company as well as a personal brand. Google is quickly beginning to focus more and more on the quality content found on the web, and guest posting is a great way to help you show Google some of the quality content that you or your company can create.

How to Optimize Your Resume so You're Found Online
Most of us don’t hold our breath, but we still upload that resume to every single job board and every single website or place we can in the hopes that just maybe something will catch. The truth is, in 2013 something actually might catch, and there are things you can do to help make it happen. It’s all about optimization.

Should You Take the Job at the Franchise Level?
Becoming a franchise owner can be an incredibly successful move if you make the right decisions and are working for the right company, but as with anything, things can easily go wrong.

Why Understanding SEO is a Skill All Employers Will Appreciate
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is one skill that can be utilized in just about every industry. Gaining visibility online is important because it helps spread the word that your company exists, and it doesn’t matter if your company is a fitness gym, a dentist’s office, or a social media firm. You might be interested in an industry that has nothing to do with the Internet, but it still has a website.

Why English Majors Should Create a Blogging Resume
Knowing that these professions are out there and available will help new graduates know where to research and what types of resumes to create. Because online marketing is such a new industry, businesses are often wiling to hire someone young, and having a resume set to go will certainly help your chances.

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