Feathers were ruffled. People from all around the globe reacted to a post I wrote last week about how anger can destroy your career. It wasn't a surprise. Numerous studies spotlight an increasingly ugly problem that exists in the corporate world--job dissatisfaction. The Society of Human Resource Management Association, or SHRM reports that only 38 percent of employees feel very satisfied with their current job. Gallup shows that nearly 70 percent of employees are not engaged in their work.
Instant gratification—we live in a world where we expect results now. We want faster internet speeds, on-demand movies and games, and same-day delivery of packages. Speed and convenience dictate our buying decisions. Slow service earns instantly bad yelp reviews. And ‘first-to-market’ often feels like a win. But is faster always better? Are we becoming too focused on instant gratification—where short-term results are more valuable than long-term successes?
Sage advice--for life and careers--often appears in the strangest situations. I personally have gained life-long lessons in some of the strangest circumstances. I learned, for example, how to know it's time to quit a job from a stranger I met on a bus. A Taco Bell employee once taught me how remembering people's names can build instant relationships and trust. And, today in the grocery store, I learned a profound lesson from an elderly couple standing in line. He wore plaid shorts.
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".