Take a look at a recent interview Julie did with Dr. Linda Sircus on Bloomfield Community Television about The Resiliency Puzzle and why learning about resilience is so important.Read More
Snapchat's Allure: Managed Risk
There is barely a teen or Millenial that isn't on Snapchat.
It's where young people spend their time, meet and share images and videos of themselves with friends. Not only is everybody using it, but there is a feeling among many users that it's "safer" to use than other social media networks since Snaps "disappear" after a user views it and then closes the Snap and Stories "disappear" after 24 hours.Read More
It's Almost Promposal Season. Brace Yourselves.
If you aren't a teenager (or the parent of a teenager) then you probably haven't heard about promposals. Now that spring is in the air, promposals are all over social media. It's not enough today to just ask a date to prom, a prom invitation has to be inventive, attention-getting, and worthy of posting on social media. Visa conducted a survey and found that on average, promposals cost $324 which is about a third of the total average cost of $919 spent on prom in 2015.Read More
Clean Up Your Social Media Prior to Applying for Jobs and Internships
Like it or not, when you apply for a job or an internship, there’s a better than average chance that someone in HR will check out your online profiles at some point during the application or interview process. According to the 2016 annual social media recruitment survey by CareerBuilder, the number of employers who use social media to screen candidates has increased 500% over the last decade. Jobvite’s 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey found that 87% of recruiters like to use LinkedIn to vet prospective job/internship candidates.Read More
A junior at the University of Nebraska, Omaha says she was forced out of her sorority because of a photo she posted on Tinder, a social media app commonly used to meet people &/or "hook up". The photo she posted on the site eight months ago (in August) was of her and two sorority sisters wearing their sorority's letters. She got called into a meeting last week to discuss the photo which was referred to in the meeting as provocative and risque and was told that it violated the sorority's "Policy on Human Dignity" .Read More