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How to Blog Your Way Into a Job

If you're out of work and looking for a job, you don't need us to tell you how hard it is to get hired right now -- with the unemployment rate ballooning every week, there have never been so many qualified people competing for so few jobs. So how do you get yourself noticed? This article on...

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12 Tips For Taking Great Digital Pix 6

Work the Histogram Sometimes images that seem fine on your camera's view screen are not so good once you get them into the computer. If your camera can display a histogram--a chart showing the distribution of tones in your image--then use it. The ideal histogram has the form of a bell-shaped...

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Slow It Down ISO speed in digital cameras is analogous to film speed. A fast speed may be the only way to shoot in low-light situations or when trying to capture fast movement. As you raise the speed, you increase the chances of introducing noise into your image. Camera sensors and software have...

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Don't Forget Your Memory Where your camera uses Secure Digital (SD), Compact Flash (CF) or another memory format, here are three short rules: Faster is better, bigger is better and reformat the memory card after you have copied your images to your computer. Why should you reformat? This...

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Point and Shoot--at First Some cameras are strictly point-and-shoot--they automatically focus and set the shutter speed and aperture opening for the correct exposure. Sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras and single lens reflex (SLR) digital cameras also have manual settings, which give you more...

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Read the Manual Camera makers are better at loading up cameras with high-tech features than explaining how to use them. Still, it is worth going through the manual to become familiar with the camera's basic functions. Even better, pick up a commercial guidebook, as many of them do a better job...

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Blogging Your Way Into A Job 4

Keep it Focused Since you're doing this to further your career, stick to writing about the industry you work in. Link to news or trend stories about your field, and share your opinion or related experiences you've had. Set up a Google news alert to stay posted on happenings in your industry so...

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Post Often If you're out of work, update the blog at least three or four times a week. Don't shut it down once you've found a new job, though you may find yourself updating it less frequently. Once or twice a week should do if you're working full-time. << Back Next >> ...

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Use Your Own Name If possible, use your name as the blog's title. It will make you more searchable. If your name has already been taken, add in your middle name, or at least an initial. << Back Next >> ...

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Stay Visible Link to other blogs--it will help you come up higher in searches of your name. Also, post your blog's Web address on your résumé, LinkedIn profile and Facebook page. << Back Next >> ...

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