“Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies” author Joshua Waldman

Social Media Club of Portland presents Joshua Waldman, author of "Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies"

Social Media Club of Portland presents Joshua Waldman, author of "Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies"

For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media is a proven platform for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Joshua Waldman, author of “Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies” enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and create a strategy for securing a position.

Joshua will cover topics that he goes in-depth on in his workshops, such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation (and ensuring that employers who Google you like what they find) and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the “hidden job market” ahead of the competition; and much more.

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January 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM | $25 Online, $45 @Door | Limit: 100

Collective Agency
322 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Joshua Waldman is an Author, Speaker and Trainer specializing in helping people re-gain control of their careers in today’s economic and technology climate. As the author of “Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies”, he enjoys presenting keynotes and workshops on personal branding, online reputation and advanced LinkedIn strategy. With the mission of helping professionals break away from outdated and ineffective job-searching strategies, he runs  CareerEnlightenment.com, a successful career blog. Joshua has been featured on ABC News, Mashable, International Business Times and Simply-Hired. For more information about Joshua or his book visit: http://careerenlightenment.com/book



Join us for the inaugural SOBCon Northwest Kickoff Party!

Grochau Cellars

John Grochau, namesake of Grochau Cellars

The fall season welcomes the first-ever SOBCon Northwest conference to Portland, Oregon. So, to roll out the SoMe welcome wagon, Portland’s chapter of the Social Media Club is joining SOBCon to host a conference kick-off celebration. At 6:00 PM on the evening September 15th, 2011, the kickoff will be hosted at  Grochau Cellars, where visitors who “Experience Winemaking Without The Drive” will gather for wine, food and fun! For $10 admission (which is just about the price of a single glass of an awesome vino!), or $20 at the door, you can rub elbows with many of the speakers, conference organizers, the Club’s Board and other special guests. You may even hear a few words from some of the speakers while you tour the urban winery and hear the wine makers story. Light nosh’s will be provided and there’s no doubt that countless dinner plans will materialize amongst the attendees, so you won’t want to miss this event!

Finding Grochau


September 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM | $10 Online, $20 @Door | Limit: 100

Grochau Cellars

2621 NW 30th Ave

Portland, OR 97210


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UPDATE: We want to thank GoToMeeting by Citrix,  as well as Emma for helping us bring the awesome Koi Fusion to the event!

Thanks to Emma - SOBCon Kickoff

SOBCon Northwest, sibling of the wildly popular and “life changing” event, is being held at Portland’s Ambridge Event Center, on NE MLK Jr. Boulevard, happening on September 16th and 17th of 2011. What’s more, rumor has it that attendees to the kickoff who have missed the early-bird registration may be eligible for a super-sweet offer from the conference organizers, available only to attendees of the kick-off.

SOBCon bills itself as “The Conference Where the Virtual Meets the Concrete”…

“…the think tank of the social web where some of the best minds in the Internet space gather to present models, discuss insights, and determine best practices.”



SOBCon focuses on strategies and tactics for merging your online and offline worlds into successful businesses. The conference founders, Liz Strauss and Terry Starbucker, created the conferences to help “…connect businesses to the planet and the people who live on it”, where business models that work for profit AND for social good are the main topics of discussion. SOBCon NW will feature the same “Models & Masterminds” format originated by the Chicago SOBCon, with 6 models and masterminds work sessions, 4 interviews, 4 special presentations, and a 1/2-day non-profit “give back” event.



Grochau Cellars logoEstablished in 2002, Grochau Cellars sees itself firmly anchored to our Oregon homeland, where they approach each vintage with the same goals: Create complex, genuine wines true to their origins and to the distinct flavors of Oregon. GC is the project and passion of John Grochau, and his wife Kerri. John was fortunate enough to learn the trade from some of the Willamette Valley’s finest winemakers at Erath and Brick House Winery.

Stay tuned, because Liz and Terry will also host a special evening social event on Friday, September 16th. There’s no doubt that attending the event will whet your appetite for more!


Join us tonight for a chat with Richard Boly, Director of eDiplomacy at US State Department


We were very excited to be participating with the Software Association of Oregon on a keynote event which featured Portland native and Director of eDiplomacy at US State Department, Richard Boly, or @beaurichly in Twitter. We were really bummed that a lack of interest forced us yesterday to cancel our scheduled event at the Multnomah Athletic Club, which was supposed to happen today at 5:30 PM.

We were so bummed that the Social Media Club of Portland decided to organize a tweetup to give the local community a rare glimpse into how the US State Department uses social media and collaborative technologies to achieve their mission around the world.

We’ll be hosting an informal tweetup today, September 9th 2010 at Ringlers Pub, 1332 West Burnside Street, around 5:30 PM.

UPDATE: Don’t Confuse Ringler’s Pub at 13th and Burnside with Ringler’s Annex at 12th and Burnside.

Expect an informal event of networking and some interesting conversation about how our foreign relations apparatus uses the latest communications and collaboration tools and techniques. There will be a cash bar and expect the get-together to last till about 7:30 PM.

We also have word that some of the panelists from the original event may will be showing up to chat and provide their perspectives on social media and collaboration in the Government sector:

Deb Bryant, GOSCON Founder & Director, Oregon State University Open Source Lab
Skip Newberry, Economic Development Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor, City of Portland

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how the US Government engages the world online! Stay tuned to our twitter stream for updates, @SocialMediaPDX

From the original SAO Event listing…

Richard Boly is a career U.S. diplomat and currently the Director of the Office of eDiplomacy, an applied technology think tank for the United States Department of State. Previously, he was a National Security Affairs Fellow the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he launched the Global Entrepreneurship Program. He recently served in U.S. Embassy, Rome, where he developed and ran a program to promote entrepreneurship in Italy. Other embassy assignments include the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Richard is the most junior diplomat to win the Cobb Award for commercial diplomacy.

In a prior life, Richard was the first Presidential Management Fellow with the Inter-American Foundation, was a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank, and founded and ran a shrimp hatchery in coastal Ecuador. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UCSD. (bio)