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Ohio ranks No. 9 in number of jobs posted online

It pays to check your social media sites when looking for work.

This is true, especially if you live in Ohio.

The Buckeye state ranks No. 9 in the country when it comes to posting jobs on social media, according to Bullhorn Inc.’s 2012 Bullhorn Reach Rankings Report: An Inside Look at Social Recruiting in the USA.

The study indicated that LinkedIn is the top place for posting jobs (77 percent of openings). In addition, 54 percent of open jobs are posted on Twitter, while 25 percent of openings are posted on Facebook.

While Ohio ranks high in social recruiting, the Midwest is the least active region in the country.

Maine is the most active state for posting jobs on social media, followed by New Hampshire, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

SOCIAL MEDIA MEETING SET – The Stark/Summit Social Media Roundtable will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Creative Ohio Gallery in downtown Canton.

LUNCHEON HONORS CORPORATE LEGAL HELP – Columbus Business First will host its Top Corporate Counsel Awards Luncheon 11 a.m. June 21 at the Westin Great Southern Hotel.

You can register for the event here.

PLEASE GIVE BACK – My friend, Mark Hershberger, is riding in the Bike MS for his wife, Joanna, who has been diagnosed with this disease.

You can donate here.

Big O and Dukes co-host Chad Dukes is putting the word out to help Ashley Greene, who is raising funds to help pay for expenses related to her battle with eye cancer.

You can read Ashley’s story and donate to help her out at

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

What to do when your Facebook font size is too small

I had some strange issues a few weeks back with Facebook.

After hitting a couple of buttons, I soon discovered that the front sizes were way too small.

If you run into that problem, there is an easy solution.

All you need to do is hold the Control or Command key and press the plus (+) key to increase the size.

To decrease the size, hold the Control or Command key the press the minus (-) key.

STORIES TO NOTE – Here are five recent communication stories from the communications industry you should check out.

Seven Great, Simple Rules for Engaging in Social Media via Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Faith and Technology: The Good and the Bad of Ministry Tech.

4 job interview tactics to help you go from good to great.

7 ways to get your blog noticed in a crowded niche.

New Google maps include real-time traffic info.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

New way to post quickly on WordPress

WordPress announced a new way of publishing posts quickly.

If you’re logged in to the site, officials said “you can create and publish new posts without the leaving the page you’re on. So instead of having to visit your blog’s dashboard each time you want to publish a post, now you can start a new post the very second you’re inspired to create one.”

A company press release indicates all bloggers need to do is click the new post button on the right side of the toolbar to start.

MOTORISTS GETS MOBILE – Motorists Mutual has created a mobile app for policyholders. Policyholders can now download the free app from iTunes if using an Apple product, or from the Android Market if using an Android device.

Motorists Mutual Mobile gives customers instant access to their auto insurance policy information. The app also provides agent information and the ability to submit claims directly from an accident.

Additional features include an accident checklist, agent locator, pay by phone, the ability to view past claims history submitted via the app and more.

LINKEDIN FOR BUSINESS – Business2Community has a great article with advice on how to set up a proper business page on LinkedIn. You can read it here.

NEW ADS ON FACEBOOK – Facebook announced new advertising opportunities for businesses this week on the site. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a great rundown you can read here.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column. Picture is from WordPress e-mail).

A couple of professional changes

Change can be an exciting thing.

I wanted to share I have accepted a full-time offer to become a Business Development Executive with Cybervation in Worthington to market their new NeedNexus membership product.

The site links Central Ohio service providers with those with job needs in the area. It’s a great way of putting more people to work, which is never a bad thing.

My duties there will include marketing and social media work for the company.

You find out more about NeedNexus by visiting its web site.

I would be honored if you would connect with the company at our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sites.

I’ll also be blogging for the business at

In addition to my work with NeedNexus, I’m also working with The Ohio Insurance Institute on a consultant basis.

The organization offers support to auto, home and business providers.

My duties there include compiling the organization’s daily news briefs and social media help.

You can connect with the Ohio Insurance Institute on Facebook and Twitter.

I’m also working with The Frontier at Grace, View From The Pugh and Daily Referral Central Ohio and you can also connect with me through my personal blog.

With my added responsibilities, I have ended my consultant work as a supervisor with The Affinion Group in Westerville.

It truly is a bittersweet day for me.

The company really stepped up during a difficult time for me and shared a lot of kindness and patience with me over the past eight months.

I highly recommend the company for professionals going through transition or who want to try a new field.

I also want to thank Denise Clark, Dan Toland, Dan Farkas, Mackenzie Betts, Joe Franz, Erika Pryor, John Reed, Rick Starr and Grace Polaris Church, namely Pastor Beau Stanley, Bill Palmateer and John Noose for the professional confidence they have shown in me. It’s encouraged me to give back to those in professional need.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for me over the past year.

I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’ve been blessed from above to walk this journey with some incredible people.

LinkedIn offers new resume service

LinkedIn continues to be a wonderful resource for professionals.

Thanks to Tyler Durbin, I found a feature that turns your LinkedIn profile into a great looking resume in seconds.

You can find it at

After you pick a template, you can customize the content.

The resume can be printed, saved and shared with contacts.

Check it out and leave a comment about what you think about the feature.