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How to harness the power of Twitter in your hospitality career

By Tue, Aug 21, 2012 8:52AM UTC 2 Comments

Nobody said finding a job in hospitality was easy! In fact, these days, even for graduates, it’s difficult to land a decent career opportunity in the hotel industry. If you’re flicking through the newspapers, responding to countless adverts, but getting precious little back, it’s time for a fresh approach.

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You may already spend considerable time using social media networks – like microblogging site Twitter – for entertainment, connecting with friends or following celebrities, sports personalities, and other people you admire. But did you know that you can put all those hours to...

Put yourself out there with a professional online profile

By Thu, Aug 02, 2012 7:44AM UTC 15 Comments

The CV is no longer a few printed pages that represent your entire professional career. In the hospitality industry especially, you have to have a professional profile across multiple online channels in order to get noticed. Word of mouth is not just offline these days… A professional online profile is an exercise in personal branding – it’s important to stay on top of your reputation and be aware of how the rest of the world is seeing you. Know what is being said about you, network online, and set up alerts so that you’re notified whenever your name is mentioned...

@hellofrmsg: Rotation curation hits Singapore

By Tue, Jul 24, 2012 2:10AM UTC 3 Comments

After spreading across the world from Sweden to Ireland to Russia and even all the way to New Zealand, rotation curation has arrived in Singapore. It started off in Sweden with, well, @sweden, a Twitter account launched as part of a tourism promotion project. Each week, the account would be handled by a different curator,...

Thailand: 2 years after the May 19 crackdown – some personal (and very short) thoughts

By Mon, May 21, 2012 1:37PM UTC 0 Comment

By Saksith Saiyasombut On Saturday, thousands of red shirts gathered at Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok to commemorate the second anniversary of the violent crackdown against the anti-government protests on May 19, 2010 by the military. Ninety-one people have lost their lives and thousands were wounded in the clashes – protesters, soldiers, civilians and journalists (notably Fabio...

Twitter and the limits of social media as a news disseminator

By Tue, Mar 06, 2012 3:10AM UTC 22 Comments

Sometime after India’s national capital and its adjoining areas were rocked by a low intensity earthquake on March 5, a noted film director tweeted: Earthquake in Delhi at 1.11pm. Twitter swamped by 1.12pm. News channels reported by 1.30pm. Twitter better for News. One was not watching news channels at that time so would not know...