Archive | August, 2007

hCard Embedded in New Email Signature

31 August 2007

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<GEEK: BEGIN> I updated my work email signature and felt a little saucy and embedded my hCard information right into the HTML. (Yes, the Unix users out there who only read plain-text emails won’t see it). hCard is a microformat, a way to encode certain pieces of human-readable information with machine-readable meta-data to allow computers [...]

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LinkedIN: Im Gonna Have to Block You

30 August 2007

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Asking people to join your network may be hazardous to your (network’s) health. Recently, LinkedIn, the granddaddy of all business social networkins sites, added some good features, trying to help people get and keep connected.  I am strongly in favor of LinkedIn, and I am glad they made some changes to keep up with the [...]

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(FILLED) Job Post: Open Source CMS Guru(s) Needed

29 August 2007

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NOTE: This position has been filled I am looking for two or three types of people (or one rolled in to one) — Independent contractors/agencies OK – 1) Individual with solid experience in the LAMP environment, configuring and installing open-source CMS tools such as Joomla, Drupal, ModX, etc, including Apache/MySQL, etc. Mail-server experience helpful as [...]

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Providing Professional References

29 August 2007

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When you’re asked to provide professional references, how should you do it?  Here’s a super-brief primer–just three things: Never give out your references’ contact information blindly.  Be sure you’ve got something real going on before just doling out people’s home phone number or connection information.  For one, it’s not polite and doesn’t show your references [...]

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Revenue Growth Per Capita High in UT County

27 August 2007

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Connect Magazine reports that Provo, Orem Lead Nation in Revenue Growth Per Capita On Thursday, Aug 23, Inc Magazine released its 2007 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the Unites States based on 2003 to 2006 calendar year revenue growth. Of the nine Utah companies on this year’s Inc. 500, six are in [...]

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RE: Unemployment Insurance – Dancing With the Devil

27 August 2007

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Jason Alba of Jibber Jobber posed a question today about Unemployment Insurance: A long-time reader has recently lost their job after just a couple of months (and before that, a long bout with unemployment). Here’s a question from her: I was let go (fired) because of “unsatisfactory work performance? according to the employer. I am [...]

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Calendar: Utah Blogger, Geek Dinner Thursday (8/30)

27 August 2007

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Ash has the scoop …our geek dinner has been moved to this Thursday, August 30. Join us at Applebees in Draper, Utah at 6 pm: 123 E. 12300 S. Draper, UT 84020 (801) 495-4460 View Larger Map TinyURL to this post for your twittering (or other) pleasure: http://tinyurl.com/284plq VIEW and ADD to your GOOGLE CALENDAR [...]

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At Task Using Google Ads to Attract Job Applicants

22 August 2007

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I noticed today that local Utah company @task  is using Google Ads to target audiences, looking to attract candidates to their career opportunities.  I wonder how it’s going for them.   Anybody over there listening? Feedback? Related Posts:Law of AttractionNow Hiring… Right Now!… Now! Now!The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedLying Through Your Job PostingTips for More [...]

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Clock Building, Not Time-Telling

21 August 2007

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Relevant to my post last week about things to change in the Recruiting industry, I am reminded of a concept in “Good to Great” and “Built to Last” discussing how to build greatness that lasts: Clock Building, Not Time-Telling Of course, it sounds simple on the surface (all good philosophical phrases are) but their implications [...]

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Comcast Is Starting The Tiered Internet.. Whether We Like It or Not

21 August 2007

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Of course, I am not the only person who feels that Comcast Sucks, but I am fired up about them starting up the Tiered Internet whether we like it or not (DIGG article here). There are a lot of arguments from the MBAs about why companies like Comcast need to charge different amounts for people [...]

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