Kerry Scott

I used to be a corporate HR executive. Then I realized I like dead people better. Now I'm a genealogist. I blog at Clue Wagon.

How Social Media Helped Me Change Careers

I know. I'd roll my eyes at that cheesy title too ... but it's true, social media did help me reinvent my career. I spent 14 years in human resources. In 2008, I was the head of HR for a small airline that was going under. When the time came for me to make a list of people to lay off, I put my own name on the list. Then I took my severance, pulled my infant and toddler out of daycare and went home....more
I completely agree with this - social media is my job, and the amount of doors it has opened for ...more

How to Tame Those Auto-Renewal Subscriptions

I can't be the only one who does this: I hear about a new (or new-to-me) website... or an existing one that appears to have something I want. I buy a subscription, vowing to cancel if the site sucks or I don't need it anymore. I forget that I even have a subscription to that website. A year goes by. The subscription auto-renews. I become cranky (well, crankier than usual) when I realize that I spent money on a site I don't use. ...more

Thanks for the great tips! :)

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