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?
“Liberate your inbox – unsubscribe from one email list every day.”
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.
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.
On average, I read about 25 books a year. When the iPad came along, I was thrilled because suddenly I could easily take my books with me wherever I went, and read whenever I had a spare moment. What I eventually discovered however, was that while I was reading more, I was retaining less.
Almost every person who successfully gets a lot done has a set of tools and some of sort of system they use to make it happen. If being more productive is a goal of yours for 2016, you might be looking for some new tools and ideas yourself. I use a lot of different tools, but today I’ll share the ones I use daily to remain productive.
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Each year at the annual Gartner IT Symposium, the gathering of 10,000 IT professionals anxiously waits through the pulsing music and flashing lights for Peter Sondergaard to hit the stage with the opening keynote. The question on every alumni-attendee’s mind is: What will the new Gartner IT buzzword be this year?
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.
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.