If you go by the actor forums, marketing messages, and the talk on the street, one might believe that the only way to have an acting career is to buy your way in. The default message to actors is that you need to train incessantly, that as soon as you decide on which headshots to go with, it’s time to get new ones, and that you need to pay people in the industry to see your work, not to mention all the digital representations of yourself necessary to take advantage of social media.
It's been an even more difficult task than usual for me to select the 20 best articles on people analytics and the future of work for September and October. As I have seen for myself over the past two months when speaking at conferences in Berlin, Philadelphia, Moscow, London, Las Vegas and most recently at HR Tech World in Amsterdam ( see Key Takeaways), the interest levels in people analytics continue to rise.
The tragic shooting in Las Vegas illustrates again the need to find and interrupt the people who would commit these horrible acts before they carry them out. How do we find them? What are the common indicators? Assembling a large arsenal of weapons, particularly semi-automatic rifles and handguns, and a large stockpile of ammunition seems to be a common thread. I believe the government can extract this information from records already in existence.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".