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Social JobWorking Site offers Hints for Jobseekers

Jobosabe.com Recommends Locking Down Your Social Networking Profile.

Austin, Texas (February 17, 2012) — Jobosabe.com (pronounced Jah-Bo-Sah-Bee) ,the first locally focused “social jobworking” website, is launching a new program to educate job seekers on the proper way to position themselves on the web. The company recommends that candidates “lock down” their various social networking profiles to friends and family only.

“The biggest mistake that a job seeker can make today is to leave their social profiles open to potential employers. They cannot control what their “friends” post and often times innocent photos can be misunderstood, costing the candidate a job.” Noted Carl Braun co-founder and CEO of parent company Cross-Post LLC. “With jobs being at a premium these days you simply cannot afford to make a mistake you’ll likely never even know about. You just won’t get the job.” He added.

Jobosabe.com recommends the following:

1. Create a job profile summary on Jobosabe.com Its easy and free! Do NOT include your address, email or phone number or any other personal info. We’ll insert a link where employers can learn more about you or send you a DM to request additional info and resume.
2. Lock down your Facebook page for friends and family only. You can do that in the privacy settings.
3. Direct Employers to your Jobosabe.com profile summary.
4. Keep your summary employment related. Here’s a sample:
Hint: Avoid religious or political affiliations or any organization that may be considered controversial. Employers need not know your religious preference and specifying a political affiliation might work against you. Let employers judge you on your BFOQ (Bona fide Occupational Qualifications) and NOT your weekend activities.
5. Conduct a search for your name on “google” and see what shows up on the first or second page. if there is anything embarrassing do what you can to get it removed or consider pushing it off the first two pages by getting positive mentions on popular websites.
6. Use the Jobosabe.com blogging tools to write articles about your area of expertise. They will get you good PR on the web and employers will be impressed with your writing skills and subject knowledge.
7. Become a Talent Community Leader on Jobosabe.com in one of our many communities like Veterans, Green, or various Diversity focused Groups. If you don’t see one in your area of interest, START ONE! We give you the free tools. Connect with your local newspaper through their talent community as well.

More information and other job seeker features are available on the website at http://www.jobosabe.com.

Media Contact:
Carl Braun
Cross-Post LLC
DBA Jobosabe.com
Box 5025
Petaluma, CA 94955

The 2011 Guide For Successful Transgender Employment Now Available for Free Download

Fifeman Publishing Company Inc. has released a unique guide to assist unemployed transgender people with their job search.

Emeryville, Calif. February 08, 2011 — Fifeman Publishing Company Inc. has released a unique guide to assist unemployed transgender people with their job search. The publication, entitled “The 2011 Guide For Successful Employment for the Transgendered,” can be downloaded for free at http://www.transgender-selfemployment.com.

The new transgender employment guide is ideal for non-passing, transgender individuals who are struggling to find employment in today’s job market. Essentially, the guide provides the nuts-and-bolts of how unemployed transgender people seeking gainful employment can find both fulfilling and sustainable work despite the current recession. The 17-page booklet covers three key strategies that transgender job seekers can use to locate and retain stable employment.

“The 2011 Guide For Successful Employment for the Transgender” takes a comprehensive approach to an important topic. Although written by a trans woman, the guide is equally focused on female-to-male and male-to-female individuals, and it applies to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) job applicants. The Guide touches on a wide range of topics, including how to:

* target the right employers for your skills, business background and career interests
* use social media to tap 80 percent of the hidden job market
* prepare for a successful interview

With the national unemployment rate exceeding 9 percent, the transgender employment guide represents a valuable and timely resource for transgender individuals. It is designed to help job-seeking transgender applicants navigate the challenges of securing a trans-friendly work environment that meets their personal and financial needs. “The main benefit readers will get is the realization that there are trans-friendly employers actively seeking transgender employees for their offices, division and subsidiaries. For some Fortune 500 companies, LGBTQ employees are required by the vendors supplying goods and services,” says Sharlene Kelly, author of the transgender employment Guide.

The transgender community represents a significant segment of society. There are 30,000 to 40,000 post-operative trans women in the United States and thousands more undergoing active gender transition. Statistically, trans employees face a considerable amount of opposition at work from employers as well as coworkers. According to research by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 97 percent of trans people experienced harassment in their work, 47 percent of employed trans people were fired or not hired because of the gender identity they presented to employers, 26 percent of employed trans people lost their jobs because of the gender identity they present to employers. The study also indicated that 15 percent of employed trans people live on less than $10,000 per year and 19 percent of employed trans people are or have been homeless at some point in their lives.

To download a free copy of “The 2011 Guide For Successful Employment for the Transgender,” visit http://www.transgender-selfemployment.com. For more information about the subject of transgender employment, please contact Sharlene Kelly at sharlenekelly@transgender-selfemployment.com .

Press & Media Contact:
David Fife
Emeryville, CA