Monday, February 20, 2017

Find a Job on Facebook???

Welcome back!

This week, Facebook rolled out a new recruiting feature, trying to prove that they will always be the number one social network.

Local business pages can now post job openings on your newsfeed through their status updates. With this feature, Facebook can now reach out to potential employees, even when they aren't actively looking for a job (but are actively scrolling through their newsfeed). Facebook also makes it easy for you to apply by having an "Apply Now" button that is autofilled with your profile information and sent in through Facebook Messenger. 

Another way to find local listings is on the left side of your homepage, under "jobs" where you can filter by location, industry or job type. 

The new feature is really helpful for small businesses, who are looking for part time employees, as opposed to people trying to change careers that might turn towards LinkedIn. Smaller businesses tend to be looking for casual job seekers just browsing for any opportunity that might come to the surface. 

So, my question is, how do you feel about applying to a job on social media? 

As a college student looking for jobs myself, that makes me a little iffy. Not because I have anything to hide, but because I want my first impression to come off as professional. Most college students nowadays are trying to hide their social identity, and show companies that you are an adult, in every way, shape and form. A student's Facebook profile might not reflect that 100%, even if they are the right candidate for the job.

Get out there and find your next side hustle! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spreading the love one burrito at a time

Happy Valentine's day loves!

Qdoba is spreading the love with #QdobaForAKiss and wants you and a loved one to eat free!

Today they are promoting a BOGO free entreƩ if you share a kiss with anyone (or anything) at the register. This can be your significant other, your mom, a friend, a stranger, a picture of your cat or even your own burrito.

Not only is Qdoba spreading the love amongst the in store crowd, but also to children in need! Wow, what a great way to give back.

For every picture shared on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #QdobaForAKiss, Qdoba is donating $1 to No Kid Hungry, a charity to help end child hunger in America. That has the potential to feed a lot of kids in need. So spread the love and share some kisses!

Grab a date and your camera, and go get yourself a free meal to end childhood hunger!!

Get smooching!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Filtering out the haters

172 million Americans tuned in to Super Bowl 51 over the weekend. The game was a nail biter with the Atlanta Falcon's best offense and the New England Patriot's big defense this season. The Patriots ended up with the W, 34-28.

With that many people viewing, it would be a mistake to not take advantage of the opportunity. Gatorade decided to get in on the action, again.

For the second year in a row, Gatorade released a sponsored Snapchat lens. Sponsored lenses on Snapchat use facial detection to adapt interactive filter to your face, or other human faces you select (or dogs, pictures, or random objects that look like a face).

The sports drink maker created a filter where you get dunked with Gatorade, just like the winners. It had over 165 million users last year, so they figured they would try it again.

The lens was another huge success! Serena Williams, who is sponsored by Gatorade, even made a contribution to the filter.
Image result for serena williams gatorade snapchat filter

Using Snapchat for Super Bowl ads is not only the best way to get your name out there, but also keep some money in your back pocket. Snapchat filters are rumored to be around $350,000 for a day, while 30 second TV commercials can cost millions. Just like people expect Super Bowl ads to be good, snap chatters expect the first spot on their filters to be just as good. On average, people spend around 20 seconds messing around with the Snapchat filters, so you better be the best one. It's a good idea to fully embrace the Snapchat platform, because it is becoming a daily experience for lots of users.