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Kevin O’Connell Insists: Skip Your Career Fair – Ep.54

We welcomed a prolific and well-informed guest Kevin O’Connell. He is the founder of The Niche Movement, a TEDx speaker and is passionate about using various social tools to manage social media. …And a quick Thank You to our sponsor, TribeBoost! A great way to grow your Twitter audience with relevant and quality people. Learn More Here, and be sure to use Coupon Code “unscrambled” for 15% OFF the first month 😉

Kevin O'Connell - Founder of The Niche Movement, TEDx Speaker

Kevin O’Connell – Founder of The Niche Movement, TEDx Speaker

First we discussed the news item of the day: Facebook now allows you to “save” posts in your news feed. If you come across something you like, you can save that content to read it later. You like this idea?

Today’s episode was packed with useful information. First, Kevin is imploring students to skip their career fair. He has worked with various career centers in colleges and is encouraging students to stop going to their career fairs because they just aren’t as useful. Instead, identify something you are passionate about and try to do that for a few months. He shared a great story of one student who followed her passion and ended up working with Netflix!

Next we discussed Kevin’s TEDx speech on getting rid of career fairs. His was well-attended and it correlates with his upcoming book called The Niche Movement: The New Rules to Finding the Career You Love (see his Kickstarter campaign for this). Very much looking forward to reading his book!

His other other passion is using social tools to manage your social media effectiveness. He loves the Buffer App and spoke in great depth and detail about it’s usefulness. This inspired Chris to start using it!

Finally our tip of the week comes from Dino Dogan: How to remove the automatic video playing/previewing feature on Facebook. Click here to see the blog post where Dino shows you how to disable that. Thanks Dino!

This was an information-packed episode so Enjoy Listening!

Kevin O’Connell

Kevin O’Connell is a rising leader in marketing and digital media for Gen Y. He is a TEDx speaker with over 8 years of experience in designing high impact social media strategies. Kevin is a contributing editor for Socialnomics.com which PC Magazine ranked as a Top 10 Social Media Blog. He has extensive experience building the digital capabilities of organizations in the education and non-profit space. Kevin is a leading expert in the highly visual social media landscape and has worked with a variety of clients, including #1 best-selling author Erik Qualman, on creating dynamic photo and video content. He is passionate about teaching organizations and individuals how to be creative on social media and find their digital voice.

Kevin’s passion project is The Niche Movement. When he is not launching compelling social media strategies to engage twenty-something’s, Kevin is helping this generation find the work they love. He is determined to end employment unhappiness for recent college graduates and young professionals. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish his book, The Niche Movement: The New Rules to Finding a Career You Love.

Thanks Kevin!!!

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