I took a quaint little last minute trip to SLO for a concert Thanksgiving weekend and got to try out my new camera 😀 (oh, Black Friday… so many great deals!) So here are my first shots with the Alpha 6000 (excepting the MANY shots of Phelps the cat).
We stayed at the famous and adorable Apple Farm Inn.
And look what I discovered the next day!
La Fromagerie Sophie
I got some delicious cheese from there 🙂
Took a pit stop from Thanksgiving traffic to take some photos of road-side llamas for Anthony and Davide.
Title kind of gets the point across pretty clearly, doesn’t it?
See what I mean about inappropriate photos?
Here are some of the things you may be doing unwittingly that DON’T make you look like a good candidate:
Inappropriate profile pictures. It’s the oldest one in the book, but still super widespread. Pictures of you flipping someone off as your Google+ / Gmail logo? Probably doesn’t make you look very professional…. just saying. (Oh, and same goes for pictures of you looking drugged in lingerie on Facebook.)
Vulgar comments. Do you want the first impression your potential future employer has of you to be a public tweet claiming women “are ho’s and good for one thing only.” ? Pretty self-explanatory, right?
Iffy Humor. I once found a LinkedIn profile with this position listed: Hot Anal Sex at Over the Counter from 1969-1969. Yes, it did make me crack up since it was so out of place, but it definitely made me reconsider reaching out to that candidate!
Links on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is meant to be a professional platform, so I don’t recommend including links to personal websites or social media profiles that aren’t professional. ie, don’t include your Twitter profile where your personal URL leads to a website of you nude modeling (well, unless you’re only applying to modeling gigs!)
Privacy. Yes, you are entitled to is, so use it. Recruiters and hiring managers don’t need to have access to your Facebook profile (which we do if your privacy settings are set to public, ie for anyone and everyone to see), so if you even suspect there may be something in there that doesn’t look professional, you might just want to set it to “friends only.” No, this does not make you look suspicious — people are entitled to privacy. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have somehing to hide.
I know all of this sounds pretty common sensical, but it’s actually quite common and you may be sending out some of those negative signals without meaning to. Couldn’t hurt to double check just to make sure, right?
Yup, you guessed it: today Google unveiled a virtual tour of it’s Data Center in Lenoir, North Carolina for the public to discover what their mysterious data centers actually look like. That’s not all Google revealed on its blog today though. There is also an album of breathtaking photos of Google’s data centers taken by the talented Connie Zhou. Here are my favorites — you can check out the rest on their new site Where the Internet Lives.
Douglas County, Georgia
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Fiinish Googlers ice fishing outside what used to be a paper mill in Hamina, Finland