A Day in My Life at Vault.com: Ambassador of the Internet
We were invited to demonstrate Vault.com to a group of communications executives from Kyrgyzstan who are being encouraged by the U.S. to support open internet access for their citizens.
As manager of audience development for Vault.com, I jumped at the chance to engage this group, partially to encourage the use of Vault.com in Asia and to be an “ambassador” of the internet (especially as China’s internet censorship remains a hot-button issue in the news and for Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton).
As someone who references Vault for career intelligence, you might be interested in a few facts I shared with this group:
– The #1 reason people come to Vault.com is to research companies. As a result, we made this the most prominent area of our header navigation when Vault redesigned its website in 2009 and made company search results more comprehensive.
– Vault.com provides career intelligence to global careerists. Most of our visitors come from North America, but did you know that we are regularly visited by careerists from over 250 countries?
– Through partnerships with over 1,100 universities and public institutions, including The New York Public Library where we gave our presentation, students and professionals can access our Career Insider database to download Vault guides, research professions and more, for no charge to them. Are you a student? Check with your career center to see if this database is available for you!
Being able to demonstrate my passion for the dialogue on careers from industry insiders that fuel the use of Vault.com and show our website off as an example of how open internet breeds insider discussion, all while discussing the site to technology executives at a time when we are in Beta for our recently re-designed website, made this a GREAT day in my life at Vault.
Photo source: Vault.com, 2/18/2010. Pictured L-R: Pictured (l-r): Varvara Olson, Official Court Interpreter and Translator; Kyrgyz Republic business leaders Aleksandr Lunev, director of Extra Line Ltd., and TM Homeline; Dimitri Shakhnazarov, technical director of the Prohost Data Center; Sergey Tsoy, vice president and commercial director for the Kyrgyz Telecom Company; Missa Goehring-Plosky, manager, audience development at Vault.com; Madeleine Cohen, assistant director at the NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library; and Zhyrgalbek Kasymov, executive director for the Association of Communication Operators in the Kyrgyz Republic.