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Technology and Respect for Its Roots

One of my favorite pieces of art is Winston Link’s photograph “Old Maude bows to the Virginia Creeper” in which an old horse seems to be giving deference to the approach of new technology. Gene and Roy Hampton just happened to be at the crossing with a sledge of wood destined for their nearby farm when Link asked them to wait for a photo of them with the approaching train. Maude was described as being… Read More »Technology and Respect for Its Roots

From the Archives of Make HR Happen – Technology, ATS, and Fire Trucks

I love talking with job seekers about finding their dream job. We plaster the Twitter chats with platitudes about passion. I hope most of them never lose sight of that dream, but I also pray that they are not blinded by it. The dream that never happens makes for an unhappy life. Most careers are really built on talent and timing. If you are good at something and the time is right, it will happen.… Read More »From the Archives of Make HR Happen – Technology, ATS, and Fire Trucks

Networking: The Job Search Imperative

So, you think spending a few minutes applying to jobs through a job board is a complete job search plan? Think again. Job boards are still a valuable part of the process, but the usefulness of this approach is trending downward. Three years ago almost 25% of new hires came from the boards, last year it was down to 20% and the latest figures are around 18%. Companies are starting to measure the results of… Read More »Networking: The Job Search Imperative

Social Media: Too Dynamic To Grasp… Too Powerful To Ignore

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Last week an article written by Tom Pick appeared on the Webbiquity | B2B Marketing Blog site that was called 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012. The title is an immediate attention getter because it is obviously not somebody’s condensation of data into the usual David Letterman sized list. Also, the word “more” implies that the list may be a continuation from another list or lists. It also suggests that the… Read More »Social Media: Too Dynamic To Grasp… Too Powerful To Ignore

Your Twitter Mind Tricks Won’t Work On Me

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Star Wars fans will read the title of this article and immediately have flashbacks to the mind control that a Jedi could willfully exert over others. One of my favorite scenes was when the overconfident Qui-Gon was trying to negotiate with the junk dealer Watto and pay with Republic credits. With a wave of his left hand the Jedi master insisted “Credits will do fine.” Over and over, Watto argued “No they won’t!” because “Jedi… Read More »Your Twitter Mind Tricks Won’t Work On Me


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