Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
The days of resumes and door to door job hunting are becoming a thing of the past. With a computer and a few clicks of a mouse, job seekers and even employers can now find just what they're looking for thanks to social networking.
Newly married mother Sierra Smith calls herself a social media success story. Last month, she wasn't happy with her old job, so she began looking for a higher paying one.
"Since I have a family to support and I have a little baby, you got to pay bills and get stuff done," Smith said.
She wanted to focus her job hunt. To do that, she explored several social sites, which then led her to Walmart's hiring page.
"I applied for the job and got the call Monday," Smith said. "If you want to look for a job, don't be scared. Go on the internet. You don't have to go to stores anymore, social network is the best."
Social Networking seems to be reshaping the job search across the country. A JobVille survey shows that one out of six people used social media to get hired. Three of most popular search engines are Facebook (18,400,000), LinkedIn (10,200,00), and Twitter (8,000,000). Even employers like The City of Pascagoula have also tossed out the old way of doing things for a new recruitment tool.
"We were recently advertising for police officer and part time summer positions, and the first place we posted those jobs were on Facebook."
Public and employee specialist Robin Wood said sites like Facebook help get the word out faster, to more people, saving both time and money.
"That is all we have to do is sit at our computer, type a message, and it is out there and it is free. As soon as we post the jobs online, we get calls, we get emails. The waiting period is nothing now," Wood said.
But not everyone is a fan of using social media to look for jobs; one unemployed, single mom said she prefers the personal connection.
"I feel like that is kind of lost now with the world being so internet savvy. I don't like it."
Nicole Henderson has been looking at job boards on social sites for three months and has hit a dead end.
"You may look on Facebook and there are 75 posted that you can apply through Facebook. If you are not one of the first people, or they don't know you, they have a hard time getting to know you through the internet," said Henderson.
But with social media so popular now, Henderson and the rest of the women said, like it or not, they do have to use this new job searching tool.
"You just conform, try to do the best you can, and you try to keep up with everybody else wants."
Here's another interesting statistic, more men tend to use social media sites to find jobs than women.
Several thousand hiring managers shared their most memorable or unusual interview experiences with CareerBuilder.com. Check out these wacky examples of what to avoid, unless you enjoy being permanently unemployed.
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