All Blog Posts Tagged 'Personal' (36)

Celebrate LinkedIn’s Milestone With A Free Profile Picture Enhancement

2013 is a very special year for LinkedIn…the company started the new year off by breaking the 200-million member mark.

Now while that’s great news for the company and its shareholders, as well as many of its business-owner members, it can mean a bit of a challenge for you as a job seeker.

The good news is that as a member of LinkedIn, you have a HUGE audience.

The bad news is, you also face a TON of competition.

So how do you tap into the vast…

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Added by Amos on January 21, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

How to Keep Motivated…

Is there a way to keep motivated when the chips are down or you are going through a slump? Being that most of us are self-employed or sub-contracted (possibly even contracted…let’s cover all the bases!) Motivation becomes key to our daily lives and definitely to our production. Without the motivation or the will to carry on, the day becomes…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on November 3, 2011 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

A Review of Sorts…#radicalplanet

Interesting thing on the way to the Unconference! Besides the obvious problems with the highway going to Toronto, Ontario; and the fact that a one hour commute in this day is an average of 2 hours now, I had absolutely NO idea what to expect. I don’t work well with the unknown (yet my career would say…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on September 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Preparation Is Key

In my opinion failure to prepare for anything you do in life, never mind my job as a recruiter or for an interview is a fatal sin.

 

Abraham Lincoln said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe".  This is the way any successful person should prepare for every battle.  Don’t get me wrong I haven’t always been someone…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on September 27, 2011 at 4:57am — 4 Comments

And in the Beginning… or… Am I Primed to Start the Day?

You wake up in the morning, hopefully after a full night of sleep (made possible by a lack of problems in the mind..Or you are starting a new position.) and would like to think you will take on the world and win.

How? Do you have a plan? Do you have a routine or ritual? Or do you just run “off the cuff” and hope all the day-stars will line up correctly…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on September 1, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

To Survive, And Perchance To Dream…..



Let me throw all the crap against the wall and lets just see what sticks!! It seems to me that the older I get; the more I hear about the people who have forgotten about why they got in “The Game” and settle instead into complacency and give up on the successes they had plans for or the dreams they once held near and dear. This is not…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Keep Your Head in the Game and If Necessary: Adapt

The eyes and the mind can play tricks on you and on your ability to accomplish a days task successfully. Case in point; look at the picture to the left and make a note of what you see…..do you see the black dots? Are they there or is it just in your mind? Stuff like this happens on a daily basis when we allow the mind to wander—> the eyes will see what the mind reveals, and you will believe this as fact. How does this factor into the work day? Simple…

You make a “To-Do”…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on August 12, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Believing in Dreams and their Creation

Today I thought I would take a detour off of the beaten path and look with a fresh insight at what it takes to dream and to create…

The mind is a wonderful thing; always operating even when we are sleeping. It provides us with a place to store knowledge and ideas, and when it is functioning properly it challenges us to create a better lifestyle for ourselves and our family. It is full of untapped potential for imagination, creativity, or a source which provides the…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on July 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Authenticity, Believability and Commitment



To me, there seems to be two types of people in the workforce: Those that can and those that wish they could. Once we realize which of the two groups we are currently in, then we can take the steps necessary to advance to the more prestigious group. It has been beaten into us from the time we are old enough to understand that we always have to be…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on July 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Attitude and Aptitude



ap·ti·tude/ˈaptiˌt(y)o͞od/Noun

1. A natural ability to do something.

2. A natural tendency

at·ti·tude/ˈatiˌt(y)o͞od/Noun

1. A settled way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in a person's behavior: "she took a tough attitude toward other people's…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on July 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Motivation

How many people get up in the morning with more energy than they know what to do with; AND can hardly wait to get the day started at the workplace? Okay, you can put your hands down now. For the rest of you, why is it so hard to get excited at the new work day? Is it because of the number of years of service (that the supervisors refuse to acknowledge)? Is it issues in the family life that distract you from the work cycle? Are you burnt out due to the stress and the pressures of the position OR… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on July 7, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

Reputation- Good, Bad, Indifferent….

“Consider reputation: Who do other people think you are?”- Marshall Goldsmith 2011.



Interesting comment I read from the Coach on Friday morning as I was going through my mail; and it made me stop to think- Who do others think I am- and am I creating the correct impression about myself publically and professionally? And if I’m wondering, how many others are taking stock on how or what they are perceived to be?



When you get up each morning- Are you excited to see a new day,… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on July 1, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

How do you Become The Best….

Six words which form what I think is one of the great un-answered questions of all time. Others have tried, come close or failed to attain the brassiest of brass rings—and that is to discover how one becomes the best!!



Is it a course or an educational module? Is it something found with style, a trendy newspaper, or the tabloids? Is it an expression? or possibly a frame of mind? Could be…any or all of the above plus other thoughts not yet expressed. Or it could be none of the above… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on June 28, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Advice: When and How...

There has been some discussion going around recently through LinkedIn, and some other sites about the etiquette of “advice”: namely, when should you give it and when should you charge for it; when you should offer it freely and when you should just say ‘no’ and politely remove yourself from the situation.



I’ve had some time to think this through, and I think a sound strategy is to know the difference between an opinion wanted, and an opinion/request for guidance or assistance. You… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on June 23, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Changes...

Change occurs all the time, usually in subtle ways but occasionally in a manner that feels like a ton of bricks were dropped on your head. This then leads to a lot of questions and sometimes a little hesitation as a new direction is chosen and the path is mapped out. Unsure of the destination you head out (knowing that the journey is half as much fun as reaching the destination.)

This is usually the point where you start to ask questions, verify the new goals and set up the strategy…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on June 1, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Friends and Enemies...

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends”- Dominique Pirolo, 2011

It is an interesting thought that we would give that much power over our affairs to people who may not always have our best interest at thought.

Dealing with those who go against the grain is nothing new, so to think these individuals will agree to your ideals is quite a stretch. Its those whom we refer to as friends that deserve to be…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on May 27, 2011 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

I Want You to Want Me!!!!

“People will hate you, rate you, break you, and shake you; How strong you stand is what makes you”- Judy Reynolds, Facebook 2011.

Interesting comment I received via Facebook the other night. And how timely and true it could really be. Everyone wants to be number #1, sometimes so much so, that they forget the things they felt were important at one time, or feel that success is the be all and end all. To me, this all comes down to merit, how much faith we place in ourselves; and how…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on May 20, 2011 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

Questions?

This is something everybody uses; yet on a number of occasions they feel silence trumps silly, or banal, or demonstrating that they don’t have all the knowledge they need to proceed. Its human nature to want to have all the facts before proceeding on a project, just as it should be human nature to want to confirm information if there is any possible chance your results will be contrary to what is expected.

Not everybody has all the skills in the world needed to accomplish every goal.…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on February 16, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Stop Drifting and Start Driving Your Career

The ultimate purpose is to not just focus on the finish line but also understand the best method to get there and not hope or expect, but drive to achieve our career goals in the desired time.

If you are reading this you must have an interest in business, management, leadership and your own role in an organization. As students of these disciplines we constantly seek and find stories of success as defined by academics and executives that we identify as…

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Added by Jose J. Ruiz on January 22, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

A Sense of Identity...

Common names are a bitch. I should know as I have one, and have spent the majority of my adult life saying "I'm sorry, thats not me" or "I rented what?? I don't think so.." An interesting fact is some people look to common names as a badge of anonymity;  that the more obscure the name, the more you stand out as an individual.  This of course, can't be further from the truth. Individuality is what you make of it because its the individual who makes the mark, not the name.  How many of us have…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on January 13, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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