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Networking: Build It Before You Need It – Every day

7 September 2010

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I’m currently reading Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferazzi (Amazon), the follow-on to Never Eat Alone (see previous posts Enjoy the Interview and Don’t Keep Score), so an article he wrote systematizing your networking jumped out at me. “Build it before you need it.” “That was one of the most important operating principles in […]

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Calendar: Jason Alba Speaks on LinkedIn 9/15

6 September 2010

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You may or may not know, but Jason Alba is kindof a big deal when it comes to professional networking for job-seekers and those in transition. He has a Job-Seeker’s organization tool and several books about the subject (including I’m on LinkedIn, Now What??? A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn.  Some groups […]

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Twitter Datacenter Opens in Utah

29 July 2010

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Twitter‘s engineering blog noted last week that they are rolling out a Datacenter here in Utah to meet amazing increases in demand. The success-plagued startup has garnered a lot of interest as well as frustration among its users who are "riding the rocket" of twitter’s incredible growth (the blog quotes 300,000 new accounts/day… amazing) Keeping […]

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MTV Hiring a TJ: Tweet Jockey

14 June 2010

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MTV (which, according to some sources used to play actual music videos) is asking the twitterverse and its audience to help them find the first ever TJ – Tweet Jockey, a social-media maven they will pay $100k to twitterfy the universe with MTV-rich goodness 24/7/365 Turn your tweets into a $100k job at MTV! MTV […]

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Telecommuters Gain 2.5 Days Productivity Over Office Workers

3 June 2010

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Conventional wisdom suggests that having employees in the office means they will be more focused and more productive, but recent research from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management suggests that Telecommuters – people who work from home one or several days per week – and those who have flextime available to them from their […]

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Why Do You Work Where You Work?

28 May 2010

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Someone recently asked Robert Scoble if he would continue working at his current employer, Rackspace, if he won the lottery. His gut answer was ‘Yes’, though he didn’t know why until he saw this video from Dan Pink: I wrote a lot more about this including notes on the subject on my ConnectedWell blog, but […]

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YES! Your Resume’s File Name DOES Matter

26 May 2010

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Resumes are digital now. That’s good for everybody–easy to share, easy to search, easy to save, easy on the trees.  It’s all good. But in an attempt for job seekers to keep their resume files organized, people are forgetting that other people read not only the content, but the file name you give your sweet […]

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BTW, Txting in Mtgs is Rude

17 May 2010

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(From Lifehacker and NYTimes) Solution? Have breaks during your meetings (or, you’re really not as important as you think you are) A professor of business surveyed more than 9,000 managers and workers and found a familiar paradox: nearly everyone considers email checking and texting during face-to-face meetings rude, but most people still do it But, […]

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Presenting at Utah County Job Club Tomorrow

20 April 2010

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I’m presenting at the Utah County Job Club tomorrow on how recruiters view your resume.  This event is held in the North meeting room of the East Bay Cafe on the Novell campus. Novell* graciously donates this space for the club’s use to the community. Come and see what “recruiter blinders” are and how your […]

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Seeking Advice on Salary Negotiations

15 April 2010

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A colleague of mine is doing a presentation on Salary, or Offer Negotiations and I thought it might be interesting to experiment with a little crowd-sourcing. Please comment or blog about this topic and link back here so I can see your thoughts on the matter.  The commenting tool below should allow you to easily […]

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