6 Ways The Apple Watch Can Make You More Productive

Little Things That Make a Huge Difference

I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch for almost 10 months now. I chose the 38mm Stainless Steel with Black Classic Buckle. I went as cheap as possible because I’m not a watch wearer by nature, and version 1 of any Apple product is usually not a keeper.  So I wanted to keep the financial damage low, and, I was skeptical about the value – would it really be useful?

My Apple Watch

5 Steps to a Successful Job Search

With a Little Effort, You Can Get a Job You Love

Searching for a job can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially if you’re trying to do it the hard way. If you’re looking for jobs in the newspaper classifieds or posting your resume to Monster, Dice and all the rest, you are doing it the hard way. You may not believe this, but the best jobs usually aren’t in the newspaper or advertised online. By the time you see those, they’re often already filled positions. Why? Because companies always look internally first. Then they check their network of connections. Online job boards and newspaper adds are the last resort. The odds of you being able to respond in time are not good. All that happens is that your resume ends up in a recruiter’s database.


7 Secrets to a Great Resume

Is your resume working for you? Are you having trouble getting interviews? If not, I bet I know why. If you’re currently looking for a job, planning a job search anytime soon, or just want to update your resume, this information is for you. In my position I get to see a lot of resumes – dozens and dozens of them every year. I’m certain I missed hiring some very good people because their resumes simply did not represent them well at all. It troubles me because good people are hard to find, and so are good employers. When resumes fall short, both sides miss out.


Presenter’s Manifesto: Last Slide

The Presenter’s Manifesto series was born out of literally hundreds of bad experiences I’ve had as either a presenter or an audience member. The technical issues I’ve encountered are legion, and the presenter malpractice I’ve been subjected to has been so egregious and so maddening that I thought I could easily come up with 25 tips to improve things for both myself and the audience world in general.

King Kong

Presenter’s Manifesto: Bring Your Own Gear

Avoiding Embarrassment 101

When presenting on the road (a.k.a. an “away game”) Murphy’s Law rules supreme: when you really need your venue to supply <insert important thing> to do your presentation, the odds are good that you will be disappointed. So what to do? Tip 13, Bring Your Own Gear, recommends that we bring anything crucial to our presentation along with us to the venue.

Vintage gear - Don't bring one of these.

Vintage gear – Don’t bring one of these.