Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess

HARO Request: Bloggers who received death threats
August 4, 2008, 8:15 am
Filed under: Blogging, HARO | Tags:

Bloggers who received death threats

Category: General
Name: Start Her Up / Just Cause It
Email: alyssaroyse*at*gmail*dot*com
Title: Express Yourself & Risk Death
Media Outlet/Publication: Other PR…
Anonymous? No
Specific Geographic Region? No

Deadline: 12:00 PM PACIFIC – August 7


“I wrote a blog post yesterday at ( a very widely read blog about women entrepreneurs) and it resulted in my getting death threats and other truly vile and terrifying comments and emails. I am interested in talking to other bloggers who have experienced this. I will write a blog post about it, for sure, but probably a larger article that I will pitch to national magazines and maybe larger PR about the whole phenomena of threatening comments and backlash. Fascinating. Scary.”

Silent Auction Networking Party to raise money for South Africa trip – August 27th in Cincinnati, OH (location TBD) – please come and support our efforts!


HARO Request: Downside of Social Media for Job Seekers
August 4, 2008, 8:05 am
Filed under: HARO, Networking/Social Media, Recruiting | Tags:


Category: General
Name: John Lawlor
Email: john*at*johnlawlor*dot*com
Title: Radio show host
Media Outlet/Publication: SocialMedialogy Conversations on BlogTalkRadio
Anonymous? No
Specific Geographic Region? No
Deadline: 5:00 PM EASTERN – August 6


“I am looking for job seekers that have been negatively impacted by postings by them or about them on social networking sites.

Please send an email with “SOCIAL MEDIA DOWNSIDE” in the subject and a brief description of your experience and what you did to counter the negative material.

Responder’s identity will be kept confidential, if desired.”

HARO Request: Job Seeker Job Board Frustrations
August 4, 2008, 8:02 am
Filed under: HARO, Recruiting | Tags:

Job Seeker Job Board Frustrations

Category: Technology
Name: Jennifer LeClaire
Email: jennifer*at*jenniferleclaire*dot*com
Title: reporter
Media Outlet/Publication: will distribute through various outlets
Anonymous? No
Specific Geographic Region? No
Deadline: 5:00 PM EASTERN – August 10


“I am seeking feedback from job seekers on their likes and dislikes about mainstream job boards. I’ve heard some complaints, like entering keywords into a search box is a daunting task and people
are not sure if they entered the right terms to UNEARTH the perfect job for them. Also, people seem to be frustrated over irrelevant listings. Have job seekers noticed a decrease in job postings on the sites they found job postings 5-7 years ago? Any other insights?

HARO Request: Do employers value online degrees?
July 29, 2008, 11:00 am
Filed under: HARO, Recruiting | Tags:

Summary: Do employers value online degrees?

Name: Elizabeth Kudner
Email: ekudner*at*myusearch*dot*com
Title: Blog Manager
Media Outlet/Publication: myUsearch blog (an unbiased online resource for students looking for colleges)
Anonymous? No
Specific Geographic Region? No
Deadline: 6:00 PM MOUNTAIN – August 10

“I’m looking for employers’, recruiters’ or HR professionals’ answers to these questions:

1)      Do you view job candidates with online degrees as more, less, or equally qualified as candidates with traditional degrees? Why do you feel this way?

2) Do you understand the difference between for-profit and not-for-profit colleges and universities? If so, do you view job candidates with online degrees from for-profit institutions as more, less or equally qualified as candidates with degrees from not-for-profit colleges and universities? Why do you feel this way?

3) Would you view an applicant from a non-accredited online degree program as more, less or equally qualified as candidates with accredited degrees? Why do you feel this way?


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HARO Request: Looking For Tech Recruiters
July 28, 2008, 4:50 pm
Filed under: HARO, Recruiting | Tags:

For those who don’t know what HARO is, it stands for Help A Reporter Out. Peter Shankman runs this really helpful email list and sends out journalist, reporter, and bogger requests for interviews and/or subject matter experts on various articles that are being written. If you want to get some free ink, or you want to contribute a thought or two to an article, this is a great list to subscribe to. I am going to start posting requests that come through HARO that have relevance to the recruiting and the social media audiences who follow me. There’s no need to respond to my post for this; just use the contact information provided in the query! Here’s the first one:

Summary: Looking for tech recruiters
Name: Deb Perelman
Email: debperelman*at*gmail*dot*com
Title: Journalist
Media Outlet/Publication: CNET’s ZDNet:
Anonymous? No
Specific Geographic Region? No
Deadline: 5:00 PM EASTERN – August 10

“I cover IT careers, employment and workplace-related issues for ZDNet and am looking to build up my stable of those in the technology hiring, employment and recruitment space who would like to comment on these articles. Common inquiries might be about employment reports, skills training, certifications and workplace issues. Once I know you’re out there and would like to weigh in, I’ll be in touch. Thank you.

By the way, I’m still fund-raising for my trip to South Africa! I am putting on a silent auction in Cincinnati on August 27th… more details coming soon. I still need money! 🙂 Can you help?