Link of the Week: LinkedIn

LotWLinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. A Facebook for professionals. 100 million members strong, LinkedIn is an increasingly important tool in a competitive job market, and gives the user to paint for themselves their online professional persona. Users can upload their resume, stay in touch with associates, and even integrate blogs or Twitter feeds. Human Resources representatives are increasingly taking advantage of online search tools to data-mine potential hires upon receipt of their application. A LinkedIn profile, often the first result when your name is queried online, will give you some control over what they find.

If you already have a LinkedIn account, be sure and connect with the Pace M.S. in Publishing Program!

Great Resume-Building Opportunity at the WNBA

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The Women’s National Book Association–New York Chapter

Company Profile:
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. WNBA is national in its scope and is comprised of women and men who work with and value books. WNBA promotes reading and supports the role of women in the community of the book beginning in 1917.

Our members—women and men who work with and value words—represent all aspects of the book industry. We are authors and writers, editors and publishers, librarians and booksellers, agents and publicists, designers and illustrators, and book production and management professionals.

Job Title: Student Representative for WNBA-New York Chapter

Industry: Non-Profit

Time Frame: December 2010 until May 2011

Description of Work:
The Student Representative will be working directly with chapter president as well as providing assistance to board members and committee chairs on planning, organization, and provide extra hands-on help at chapter events.
The successful candidate will enjoy working with people has excellent communication and organization skills well as prior customer service background would be helpful.
This board-approved position is almost entirely online in nature, so experience in working independently is critical.  The Student Representative will be also required to attend chapter board meetings to contribute ideas and provide constructive feedback with regard to our initiative toward growing NYC chapter membership.

Student Representative will be asked to advise the board on matters of interest to young publishing professionals who are just beginning their publishing careers.

Intern Qualifications:
As planning chapter events/panels is very detailed work in terms of timing and proper execution, the Student Representative must be highly detail-oriented.  Along a very strong grasp of MS Word and Excel, candidate’s skill-set will include e-mail blasts and correspondence, and some mailing may also be required.

Company Web Address: (NYC Chapter) (National Organization)

How to Apply:
Email Resume and cover letter to Prof. Jane Denning at no later than Thursday, November 25th.