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The BDPA Insider - May 15, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, May 15, 2011

The BDPA Insider - May 15, 2011

What better way to start the day than with your weekly message from BDPA!

In this issue:

Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students, Deadline: July 1, 2011

bdpatoday May 2011 Local Chapter Edition

Take Five: Will Bundy (BDPA Rhode Island)

Corporate Board Census Shows Significant Decline in Seats Held by African Americans

Multiple Personalities in Social Media

10 Things HR Won't Tell You About Your Resume

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion; creates new business division

2011 National BDPA Conference Registration Now Open

Click here for the latest issue of "The BDPA Insider":

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/05/bdpa-insider-may-15-2011.html

Click here for "The BDPA Insider" Archives:

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Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students, Deadline: July 1, 2011

The BDPA Education and Technology Foundationis proud to open up the application periodfor any graduating high school student or current college student interested in the2011 Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students!

The purpose of the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship is to recognizeoutstanding minority students, with an interest in information technology, who make significant contributions to society.Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on theircommunities through service to others.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/eli-lilly-scholarship-for-bdpa-students.html


bdpatoday May 2011 Local Chapter Edition

A Media Event Royale – SEO Target Marketing

Government 2.0

TeraGrid ‘11

"Hacking” Career Day

BDPA Supports Teacher Appreciation Month

NBDPA Increases HBCU and Minority Serving Institution (HBCU/MSI) Participation

BDPA IT Institute – 2011 Enrollment Periods

Techie Camp

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Career Opportunities

Endgame for the World’s Most Wanted?

Click here for more:

http://www.bdpatoday.org/11/MAY11-Newsletter_Final.pdf


Take Five: Will Bundy (BDPA Rhode Island)

There have been thousands of BDPA leaders, members and supporters over the years. Each of them have added value to the organization. It would be difficult to name the 'top 10' of these people when it came to influencing the growth and evolution of our national organization.If asked to create that list ... methinks that I would place Dr. William Bundyon the list.

Dr. Bundy is aNaval War College Professorand a retired Navy captain. He was the first African American to rise from the enlisted ranks to command a submarine and the third African American to command a submarine.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/take-five-will-bundy-rhode-island.html


Corporate Board Census Shows Significant Decline in Seats Held by African Americans

I have served on a number of nonprofit boards in my time. I have not had a chance to serve on a corporate board in my career.It appears thatvery few people of color are getting the opportunityto serve on corporate boards.

At least that is the conclusion reached in thecorporate board censusby the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD).

ABDreporteda surprising decline in the combined number of seats for women and people of color on the boards of the nation’s leading corporations.The largest decline was among Blacks. This year’s report found that in the Fortune 100 between 2004 and 2010,African Americans lost over 40 board seats while white men increased their presence on corporate boards, adding over 30.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/05/corporate-board-census-shows.html


Multiple Personalities in Social Media

Posted by Ricardo Wilkins on 15 May 2011

I recently decided to start shifting my SharePoint-related postsover to anew blog, instead of here at RixBits.com. My main concern was that I had [at least] two very different types of content that I was producing at RixBits, and I felt it was time to stop mixing them. SharePoint, while a very popular topic, certainly has a smaller and more specific audience than many of the other general techie topics I blog about. I wanted to make sure that anyone coming to RixBits to read abouttablet PCs, or about howApple is overrated, would not be confused when they see a post related toSharePoint team development using InfoPath. :)

But as I thought about it a little more, I realized how important the idea of multiple personalities is to social media……

Click here for more:

http://rixbits.blogspot.com/2011/05/multiple-personalities-in-social-media.html


10 Things HR Won't Tell You About Your Resume

byAOL Jobs Contributor,PostedApr 5th 2011 @ 9:57AM

You're Unemployable After ...'

The rest of that sentence is one of those things hiring managers know but won't share -- usually.

  1. Once you'reunemployedmore than six months, you're considered pretty much unemployable.
  2. When it comes to getting a job, who you know really does matter
  3. If you're trying to get a job at a specific company, often the best thing to do is to avoid HR entirely.
  4. People assume someone's reading their cover letter.
  5. We will judge you based on your e-mail address.
  6. If you're in your 50s or 60s, don't put the year you graduated on your resume.
  7. There's a myth out there that a resume has to be one page.
  8. I always readresumesfrom the bottom up.
  9. Most of us use applicant-tracking systems that scan resumes for key words.
  10. Resumes don't need color to stand out.

Click here for more:

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/04/05/10-things-hr-wont-tell-you-about-your-resume/


Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion; creates new business division

Therumors were right . Microsoft announced on May 10 that it bought Skype, an Internet communications vendor, for $8.5 billion.


Instead of trying to mash Skype into an existing Microsoft business division, the company has decided tocreate a new, separate Skype business division , with Skype CEO Tony Bates as the newly minted President. Bates will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.


In its press release announcing the deal, Microsoft played up the potential synergies between Skype and its own communications offerings, including its Lync VOIP platform, Outlook mail, Messenger instant-messaging, Hotmail Web mail and Xbox Live gaming service.

Click here for more:

http://bdpadet-tac.blogspot.com/2011/05/microsoft-buys-skype-for-85-billion.html


2011 National BDPA Conference Registration Now Open

Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of the Big Shoulders by registering for the 33rd Annual National BDPA Conference, August 3-6, 2011 at the Hilton Chicago.

Click here to register for the 2011 National BDPA Conference today!

http://bdpa.site-ym.com/?page=Conference2011



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