Can you remember the last Monday morning that you jumped out of bed early, got ready with a smile on your face and simply couldn't wait to get to work? I can. On Feb. 12, the Milwaukee Business Journal and our sister papers across the country held the fifth annual Mentoring Monday "speed mentoring" events. I know, I'm not supposed to have afavorite Business Journal event, but I do - and Mentoring Monday is it. Mentoring Monday changes lives.
You are probably reading this in your office or a beautiful home. You are warm and dry and safe. But, peek out of the window and just imagine - what if you had to sleep outside tonight? Every night hundreds of people in Milwaukee face homelessness. And every night organizations like The Guest House provide shelter, food and support to those in need.
As I began meeting with senior leaders in our region just over a year ago, a pattern became clear to me. There was a disconnect between the for-profit business leaders who were desperate for workers and the nonprofit leaders who told me that one of the largest challenges facing southeastern Wisconsin was a lack of family supporting jobs. As our team dug into this issue, we uncovered the many, many issues facing the un- and under-employed in our community. We don't have a lack of jobs.
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".