Anne Brady – Music Lover, Business Owner and now Radio Celebrity
For the Love of Music
Last year I set up a website called Findtradfolk.ie. A niche entertainment website focusing on traditional Irish music events around Ireland. I’ve always been interested in Irish music, both playing and going to events. One day I was chatting to a friend who had relations coming over from America. She wanted to bring them to a trad session but didn’t know where to find one or what time they were on. I realised it was quite difficult to find good Irish music sessions even though they take place all over Ireland every day of the week. I decided to create a website with this information and Findtradfolk was born.
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Can you believe that spring is here? It’s the perfect time to take a look at your job-search tactics and give them a thorough cleaning. For those of you who are job seekers, the importance of getting found by your target audience on SkillPages is equally as important as it is to engage with that member once they find your profile.
Here are the tips you need to make your profile visible and engaging so that messages start flying into your SkillPages Inbox!
1. Enhance Your Network
Like joining a gym it’s wise to mix up your exercises regularly and your profile is no different. Update or rearrange your information to showcase the most relevant experience and qualifications. Your skills are truly areas where you have confirmed experience, and better yet, expertise. Therefore, to stand out from the crowd keep your profile current and relevant.
2. Replenish Your Network
Now’s the time to plant the seeds for new connections by activating your existing networks from your social networks, in your email service, on Twitter and more. Simply activate your existing networks and we’ll show you people you are connected to, who are already on SkillPages. This will only increase your chance of getting found by people looking for your skills, sooner.
3. Find New Recommendations For Your Skills
Lastly, accumulating a high number of recommendations for your skills is an effective way to boost your credibility on SkillPages. It allows your connections to validate your skill and simply gives your skills a little more exposure to others and puts your name back on the radar of those you are connected to.
We look forward to seeing your updated profiles. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave them in the comments below.
What was once a hobby for Amanda Trigg is now a full-time job. We caught up with Amanda to find out how she made this transition on her own and how moving her business on-line has opened up doors to so many possibilities.
Hi Amanda! Can you tell me a little about yourself?
Hello there, my name is Amanda Trigg from NorthEast of England and studied graphic design and advertising for my degree. From an early age, I’ve always had a fascination with design and knew I would end up having a creative career. But, it wasn’t until my stint in university that I fell in love with photography. I started taking some extra classes, learning and developing the basics of photography. That’s when I bought my first camera, my beloved Canon AE-1 which I still have to this day! It wasn’t until I got my first job as a photographer assistant, where I was introduced to the art of wedding photography.
My background is in print journalism for 30 years; writing for newspapers, magazines, and other publications all over the US. In that time I have been a staff reporter, correspondent and editor. More recently, I have just completed a book, Finding Home: How Americans Prevail, which is due out in March 2013. It is a collection of people’s first-hand accounts about their displacement and what they did to find/recreate home again.
I have been on SkillPages for a couple of months and in that time I have discovered terrific resources – people with skills.
At the time, I needed someone to create a blog for me and another to coach me on radio speaking. A connection of mine told me about SkillPages. After posting opportunities for each skill I needed, I promptly got responses for each and was able to contact people directly. I was delighted to easily find people with the necessary skills to help me and I’m currently still working with them. As an aside, their prices seemed more than fair and they have been a great help.
I look forward to being contacted for my own skills in the future and I definitely will go FIRST to SkillPages to find professional, skilled people to assist me.
- Sally Ooms, Author