It’s the new year and there must be something in the air. Job hunting has started. I’ve already had several friends and family ask about advice on their resumes.I’m guessing they’re not alone — the new year is a pretty common time to look for a new job. For job seekers, it is time for a fresh start, an opportunity to try something new and different.
Recently, I had the pleasure of enjoying the Chaska High School Theater production of “Singin’ in the Rain.”This stage retelling of the iconic 1952 film musical tells a tale of those grappling with change (and a bit of romance) in their world. The wonderful performances by the entire cast of the show are a shining example of the wonderful talent we have here in our own community.Watching a production such as this, it is easy to get lost in the stories of the main characters.
I like to flirt with new technologies.My most recent flirtation has been with a Tesla Model X. A friend graciously offered to let me drive his Tesla.The vehicle I sampled was a 75D version ($79,500, minus the $7,500 federal tax credit). It’s not the Performance model with the famed “Ludicrous” mode that goes 0-to-60 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds.
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".