Summary

Introduction

I am currently going to Durham College in Oshawa, ON studying Business Administration. Currently I am  a Operations Management student trying to find work in the field. I have also went to school to become a General Carpenter at Toronto's General Carpenters Local Union 27. I work great with teams, and I am willing to do anything that will help me succeed in my education and in the workforce. 

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Social Media Tools

Facebook

 Facebook is great to keep in touch with friends and family who live far away, especially the ones that you not seen for ages. So Facebook is a nice place to post our photos, and communicate with long lost friends and families. Here is a direct link to my Facebook Page that shows my general information and my interests.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510831145&sk=info 

LinkedIn 

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Here are some reasons why you would use LinkedIn and a direct link to my LinkedIn page.

  • LinkedIn is great if your clientele is businesses which are big enough to have employees.
  • LinkedIn is great if you’re employed rather than an entrepreneur.
  • LinkedIn is great if you’re a freelancer, due to its powerful recommendation feature
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/justin-prasad/4b/698/a6b 

Blog Spot

A blog is a personal diary. Your blog is whatever you want it to be, and there are no real rules. A blog is a website, where you write stuff on an continuous basis. Blogs enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others. Here is a direct link to my blogs.

http://justinprasad.blogspot.ca/

Flickr

Flickr is on of the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr showcases your social media skills because it helps people make their photos available to the people who matter to them and it enables new ways of organizing photos and videos. Here is a direct link to my Flickr profile page that shows some pictures of my top interests and likes.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinprasad/

Blog Post

I wanted to share one of my blog posts that I did for my social media class. Blog posts are a great example of my writing online. The topic was:

What is your perception of social media, do you think it is a fad or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Social media has become an explosive web and mobile based technology that facilitates communication and interactive dialogue. It is being used by organizations, businesses, communities, and individuals for the purpose of socializing, marketing, networking, sharing of ideas, discussions, conservations, relationships, reputation, annoucements, news source, education, building of groups, etc.Some of the more easily identifiable types of social media are Twitter, You Tube, Facebook, Linkedin, email, text messages.One Characteristic shared by both social media and industrial media (e.g. newspaper or television) is the capability to reach small or large audiences. However, in comparison to industrial media, social media is relatively inexpensive and accessible to enable anyone to publish or access information. Its outreach is immediate and to a far greater audience than industrial media. Social media is outpacing not only traditional industrial media, but other methods that have been in use for centuries, such as word of mouth and letters.More and more businesses are using social media as a marketing tool with negligible investment in time and resources.Some examples of social media activity are: great majority of baby boomers have joined a social network, social interaction has resulted in marriage, online education, tools for employers to find prospective employess and for job seekers to find employment, instant source of news from anywhere in the world which is constantly updated from anywhere, anytime, and by anyone, posting of opinoins about products and brands, and services (or lack of).Mobile devices using Twitter, Facebook, emails, and text messages have revolutionized the capacity of people to communicate on-the-go.Social media is not just a passing fad, its here to stay. The use of social media is comparable to the invention of the printing press in 1447, which ushered in the era of newspaper. In contrast, the use of social media would not be on the same scale as the industrial revolution. The Industrial Revolutionresulted in major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a dramatic effect on the social, econominc and cultural conditions of the times. It marked a major turning point in history as almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. The same cannot be said about social media. As the name implies, it is mostly social in nature.

Work History

Work History

Furniture Consultant

Staples

  • Furniture Consultant
  • Sales associate
  • Also work in technology and office supplies department
  • Stock Aisles 
  • Deal with all Furniture concerns 
  • Set up products for in store promotional Flyer
Jul 2008 - Aug 2010

Apprentice Carpenter

Carpenters Local Union 27
  • Apprentice carpenter
  • Had various job and duties
  • Installed sports flooring
  • Framing
  • Built interior fixtures for stores such as Lowe's and Home Outfitters

Education

Education

Durham College
  • Durham College
  • 3 year program
  • Majoring in Operations Management
Jul 2008 - Aug 2010

General Carpentry Apprenticeship - Carpenters' Local Union 27

  • Basic Math
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Hand on Projects in workshop 
  • Learn about different types of tools
  • History of carpentry