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#HelpGreg at an end

It`s been a little more than two weeks since I started the #HelpGreg campaign. It has now come to an end.

No, Greg did not get a job offer. He has to continue to search and apply to any opportunity that might arise. I am giving him a help in redesigning his CVs and cover letters.

But here are the results of our little campaign.

This is just a caricature. He`s not the real Greg
This is just a caricature. He`s not the real Greg
  • 22 emails;
  • 39 Facebook private messages;
  • 19 LinkedIn messages;
  • 8 Twitter private messages.

The majority were regarding Greg`s identity. Only one interview invitation, but that across the world with reimbursement of travel expenses and no possibility of doing the interview via phone or Skype. Continue reading “#HelpGreg at an end”

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How can I help you today?

Despite what everyone is saying, that I shouldn`t give free advice/help anymore and that I should try to sell myself better, I decided to offer my help to anyone in need for FREE.

My inspiration comes from reading (partially until now) the book of Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder) called “The Start-up of You“. By reading this, I came to the conclusion that what has defined me over the years wasn`t my knowledge of a field or another, wasn`t my degrees or different skills, but, in fact, it was my interaction with people. I have always loved to help everyone, never saying “no” to a friend needing help or asking a question. Continue reading “How can I help you today?”

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Retweets not endorsements. Really?!

Since I opened my Twitter account several years ago, but especially in the past year, I often saw the phrase “Retweets are not endorsements”. So why do people (and especially organizations) mention this in their Twitter profile? Continue reading “Retweets not endorsements. Really?!”

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Tweeting my Facebook!

I had the opportunity during the summer to go to Beijing for the 2nd YPARD China Conference. It was a weeklong trip, got to see some tourist sites (although I`m not really the touristy type), meet some great people and reconnect with others.

I gave a few speeches, had meetings with a few Heads of CAAS (the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences). But the best part of my trip wasn`t either of these. It was the social media training that I was asked to give to the YPARD China team.

There are a few differences between what social media means in China and what does it mean in the rest of the world. If you can`t connect through a VPN, you don`t have access to major networks like Facebook for example. But similarities exist and I did my best to find and explain them properly. Add it goes on

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#SocialMedia for Higher Education: universities that innovate

Yesterday, I wrote an article about the advantages that researchers might have if they use social media and if my proposal for a Master programme in Digital Agricultural Communications at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege would be taken into consideration. Continue reading “#SocialMedia for Higher Education: universities that innovate”