Flexible work isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s a matter of national importance and Australia needs to get with the program, writes Financy co-founder and editor Bianca Hartge-Hazelman. That’s my money statement, and I’m rolling with it, especially as Financy focuses on the issue at the flex, finance and your Futures event in Brisbane today, in partnership with fellow start-up Jobs Shared.
Women are good at juggling and often this means making money by working in some pretty weird places. Like many people, time spent in the cubicle is not just reserved for out-of-office matters like Facebook, but important business matters such as writing reports, responding to emails and even doing e-tax. “What’s that sound? Ahh I’m just washing my hands.” Yep that’s just one excuse a business colleague recently gave me after taking one of my calls in the toilet.
It’s a funny feeling the day that you realize your parents might be in a money mess. Remember that cup of coffee that your Mum or Dad used to shout you? Well you’re now paying for it. Not that you really mind, it’s just that as a kid your parents seemed to have everything together and nowadays you’re worrying a lot more about their money situation. The problem is that an increasing number of baby boomers are now asset rich but cash poor.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".