Pin Your Way to a New Job

O’Farrell Career Management is on Pinterest

Most of us know that LinkedIn with it’s 250 million+ users is undeniably the most important social media platform for business. But have you ever considered Pinterest as a job search tool?

Pinterest has a huge following, nearly 50 million users, according to a recent Forbes article by Nancy Collamer. Long known as a great place for women to find inspiration for their next social gathering; from the recipes to the decor, or an on-line resource to catalog everything from wardrobe ideas to home decorating, Pinterest is also becoming a great place for especially those in creative fields to visually showcase their work.

So what is pinning?

The definition straight from Pinterest …”Pins are like handsome little bookmarks. Whenever you find something on the web that you want to keep, add it to Pinterest. Your newly minted Pin will be here whenever you need it, and will always link back to the site it came from.”

According to a study by Piquora, a Pinterest pin can last thousands of times longer than a Facebook post.  Why not leverage the staying power of Pinterest to enhance your personal branding and show your stuff.


Visual resumes, design portfolios, art work, or other visual mediums if you are a graphic artist, designer, interior designer, or artist.

Pinning photographs of projects at varying phases from inception to completion if you are an engineer or manufacturing expert who designs automation systems or assembly lines.

Showcasing any tangible product.

Researching potential hiring companies — many have pinboards

Happy pinning and re-pinning.  Share your pins with us and re-pin our boards on career planning, job search, social media, and more.

Do you have other ideas on how to use Pinterest for your job search?  We would love to hear your comments.

A picture paints a thousand words…paint your picture of success one pin at a time on your way to your future job.

Job Search is 90% Mental

Yogi Berra once said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental, the other half is physical.” Job search is a lot like baseball; before someone learns anything about your qualifications and accomplishments, they notice your attitude. A positive attitude will carry you a long way toward your goals.

We are dedicated to helping clients stay positive and focused throughout their campaigns.

This poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox uses sailing as a metaphor to describe how people in difficult circumstances have a great deal of control over how they react in trying times. It reminds us that, with God’s help, we are responsible for our outlook, emotions and moods:

The Set of the Sails

One ship drives east, and another west
With the self-same winds that blow;
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That decides the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As they voyage along through life;
‘Tis the will of the soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox, (US writer, poet, journalist; 1850-1919)

In other words, good and bad things (breezes) happen to all of us. The thing that separates the winners of the world from the rest of the pack is not the events themselves, but how we react to those events. Your attitude — the set of your sails — is the most important factor in whether this transition is successful or not.