Building a career in the public eye

Confession: as a student in public relations, I always thought I’d be a behind-the-scenes practitioner. I didn’t really like shining the spotlight on myself and thought my strength would always be hiding in the shadows shining a spotlight on the company or cause I was working for. Now… Five years since I’ve graduated, I’ve gone […]

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Using social media (and networking) to find a job

One thing I’m really passionate about is teaching others is how to use social media to find a job. I’m passionate about it because I *know* it works–I’ve had many job offers and opportunities come to me through social media–and I know a lot of others have too. This is a presentation I’m delivering to […]

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Social Media Book Club Ottawa – Feb. 5

So a while ago on the Startup Ottawa blog, Scott Lake came up with the idea of doing a social media book club, which I thought was a great idea, so I jumped at the chance to help organize it. Now I’m proud too announce it’s become a reality! The first Social Media Book Club […]

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Announcing… My new job!

Well you may have wondered… If I’m such a social media enthusiast, why am I not doing anything related to it in my day job? When I started working at the City, I was hoping I could get more experience doing what I went to school for–and I absolutely did–and it also gave me the […]

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