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Reading Your Voicemail, with Callwave

I've mentioned before how much I like Callwave.  Well, time to increase that "likeability" measurement again!  Callwave has introduced a "visual text" system they call "vtxt" which automatically translates the spoken word to the written word.  And the kicker is, it actually works.

I recently was persuaded by Callwave to try their voicemail system in lieu of the iPhone's stock "visual voicemail" system.  I have to say, I can't believe I waited this long to do it.  By swapping Callwave in, I can now get a text message and email with the message someone leaves typed into the message!  Meaning, I can read my voicemail.  How good is it?  I decided to call myself and leave myself the following message, which Callwave then converted into text:

"(Vtxt) Hi, this is Daniel Odio. I am leaving this as a message on my voicemail, which might sound a little strange to you because you're probably reading this on my blog, but that's the beauty of CallWave's voice transcription service, which is an automated transcription service that they have created. CallWave service allows for speech to be transcribed into text, which is then sent to the user as a text message or as an email or both, and so you can read your voicemail, which is a very strange concept to most people. So, let me just repeat how it works. You can actually read your voicemail by - whenever somebody leaves a message on your voicemail, it then gets transcribed by callwave.com into text and that text is then sent to you via text message on your phone or to your email or both. It's a pretty neat service, and I found that the accuracy is generally very good. We'll see how it is once this gets transcribed into text. But generally, I find it to be very good. Let me go ahead and just give my number so that you can see how a number transcribed. It's 202-250-3846. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to copy this text message that I get into my blog and post it as a blog posting, which also raises a lot of other possibilities about posting audio, you know, in text form and not having to actually write everything out. So, enjoy it and check the tool out. I'm very impressed."

I've mentioned before how much I like Callwave.  Well, time to increase that "likeability" measurement again!  Callwave has introduced a "visual text" system they call "vtxt" which automatically translates the spoken word to the written word.  And the kicker is, it actually works. I recently was persuaded by Callwave to try their voicemail system in lieu of the iPhone's stock "visual voicemail" system.  I have to say, I can't believe I waited this long to do it.  By swapping Callwave in, I can now get a text message and email with the message someone leaves typed into the message!  Meaning, I can read my voicemail.  How good is it?  I decided to call myself and leave myself the following message, which Callwave then converted into text: "(Vtxt) Hi, this is Daniel Odio. I am leaving this as a message on my voicemail, which might sound a little strange to you because you're probably reading this on my blog, but that's the beauty of CallWave's voice transcription service, which is an automated transcription service that they have created. CallWave service allows for speech to be transcribed into text, which is then sent to the user as a text message or as an email or both, and so you can read your voicemail, which is a very strange concept to most people. So, let me just repeat how it works. You can actually read your voicemail by - whenever somebody leaves a message on your voicemail, it then gets transcribed by callwave.com into text and that text is then sent to you via text message on your phone or to your email or both. It's a pretty neat service, and I found that the accuracy is generally very good. We'll see how it is once this gets transcribed into text. But generally, I find it to be very good. Let me go ahead and just give my number so that you can see how a number transcribed. It's 202-250-3846. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to copy this text message that I get into my blog and post it as a blog posting, which also raises a lot of other possibilities about posting audio, you know, in text form and not having to actually write everything out. So, enjoy it and check the tool out. I'm very impressed."

How can you utilize #SocialMedia to find a job?

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With the increase of Social Media over the years, professional networking has become important and it is the best way a person can find opportunities or land at a job. With Economic depression across the world, people think twice to leave a job or be worried to get slashed from a company as Blackberry announced recently. Thus with Social Media on the rise and present everywhere, people can utilize their skills on different Social Media Networks or design a creative resume to get noticed by employers. One of the examples of a creative resume was done by Eric Gandhi where he made Google Themed Resume on LinkedIn. It created a buzz in the Internet world and was noticed by Google which landed him to a job interview.

While some might not be as creative as him or think it is way too much, there are other ways which you can wear your tie neatly and polish your shoes and a potential employer can hire you through a Social Media network. The number of employers hiring people through social media has been increasing every year.

According to the survey in 2012, 92% of companies have used some form of social media network to find talented professionals for hire. 7 out of 10 employers successfully hired these candidates through social media. And a recent Social Recruiting Survey conducted by Jobvite, 94% of the HR and Recruiters feel that Linkedin is the best platform to find potential employees. Thus, it is easier for a job seeker to find a job and get noticed than it was earlier.

If we compare these the above two infogrpahics, the best Social media Networks for Recruitment are:

1. LinkedIn 2. Facebook 3. Twitter 4. Blogger or Wordpress 5. Google+ 6. YouTube

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