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Try it and you just might like it. Part 2

Try it and you just might like it. Part 2

This months post is a part 2 from the previous months post.  In that post I talked about taking advantage of the opportunity.  The person that I was talking about in that post was me. I am writing this post from my new assignment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Yes I am living the life of an expat.  Been here one week now and it concludes... Read More »

Try it, you just might like it

Try it, you just might like it

“Wow that sounds like such an exciting global assignment.  However I would never do that” When I overheard this conversation, I asked them why would you say this?  Never is such a strong word.  Their response was that they would never work out of the country.  They would be too afraid.  My natural response was “afraid... Read More »

Real Talk Resolution

Real Talk Resolution

I am always amused at the end of the year with people talking about new years resolutions.  People get all into setting up resolutions and the vast majority of them are done with them in a few months. My gym will be crowded next week; I have received numerous mailers from gyms in my area seeking to capitalize on this yearly ritual. ... Read More »

Are you into Slacktivism?

Are you into Slacktivism?

Yes, you will find the word Slacktivism in the dictionary.  Dictionary.com defines as slacktivism as the public proclaiming of one’s political beliefs through activities that require little effort or commitment.  It’s a term formed out of the words slacker and activism.   Slacktivism was coined by Dwight Ozard and Fred... Read More »

It just gets better with time

It just gets better with time

Have you noticed that Linkedin displays if the job you are after is on fire? Or, how many have applied?  This feature is a win/win for job seekers & job posters alike.  Use it to refine your job search strategies.  Love, love, love this feature.  (Linkedin) …just gets better with time. I feel a song coming on!   ... Read More »

Search Story

Search Story

Google launched a Search Stories Video Creator–awesome tool.   Easy to use prompts you to input up to seven search queries spread across Google’s search features (including Images, Maps, and standard web search), choose a song, and it generates a video in the same style as Google’s other Search Stories. The whole process... Read More »

Time for #realtalk

Time for #realtalk

#realtalk—situation  Often we place our livelihood in the hands of people who never asked to manage it—our employers.  I’m sorry but it’s true.  We miss the fact that in order for many organizations to survive processes had to be dismantled because they were either no longer effective (or efficient) and supporting them... Read More »

Are you being judged by your email address?

Are you being judged by your email address?

Here’s a question for you, what do you know about these individuals based on their email address. john.smith@johnsmith.com sally.smith@stanford.edu marysmith1965@yahoo.com briansmith@aol.com janesmith@gmail.com Based on these email addresses, here’s what I know: John Smith has his acquired his domain name—He is a professional... Read More »

Say it isn’t so…but it is…

Say it isn’t so…but it is…

91% … …of prospective employers use Social Media to screen potential employees.  So, whether you like it or not, recruiters and hiring manager are using social networks to learn more about you!  Check out this video infographic from Reppler.  It sheds some light on how recruiters are using social media today to screen... Read More »

The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It?

The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It?

Can we rework it? Yes.  Should we rework it? Well…  That headline appeared in Fast Company.  Click here to read the original article (with commentary).  Here’s my POV. To begin, let’s define brainstorming… Brainstorming is a method for gathering lost of ideas in a fast paced and unrestrictive approach.  It enables... Read More »

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