poems a week. It wasn’t long and I was hooked.
And thus, my passion for writing was re-kindled and my fascination with blogging began, and has since never subsided. Some years ago, I watched a video of Seth Godin and Tom Peters discussing blogging at an American Express annual meeting. Tom Peters made the statement that in the last last fifteen years, blogging had been the single greatest thing he had done for his career. At that time, I had been writing daily for only three months but I had to whole-heartedly agree with him – though my fixation with blogging was still so new.
When Jason Davis, aka Slouch, asked me to contribute in some way to RecruitingBlogs a few years ago, I was excited by the opportunity and after a weekend of brainstorming, I sent him the outline for Bonus Track. The discipline that writing daily brought to my life and work changed my life and my work. After two and a half years, I can honestly say that writing so often and so intensely has completely changed my life, my work – has changed me. For almost four years, the RecruitingBlogs community has inspired me in my work, taught me about the industry, and produced my greatest friends and mentors.
When I have had the opportunity to present about blogging at a public event, I have suggested that everyone should write, as often as possible or, as many writers will share, when you have something to write about. Everyone should write, everyone. I have also stated that not everyone should publish and not everything should be published. I have many posts sitting in draft form, waiting to be tweaked or trashed. And there are many more where they came from.
Great adventures, interesting travels, horrible interviews, brilliant partnerships, nightmarish candidates, resentful applicants who didn’t get the job, unresponsive hiring managers, fantastic new hires, conniving split partners, pristine recruitments, happy clients – all stories waiting to happen or blog posts in the hopper. You may have heard me say this before and it continues to hold true. I write because I have to. It is no longer a matter of the project I need to complete or a stringent goal. It is part of who I am. And the who I am changes daily.
I am incredibly honored and thankful to be a part of this community, my "online work home". Sometimes, change is necessary and as Noel and Tim pick up where Slouch left off, changes will occur. One of the greatest lessons I have learned from social media is how to be flexible, how to adapt quickly and how to take it in stride. These are necessary and admirable traits in business today. Garner these, provide a quality service or superior product, and stay true to who you are.
The greatest things you can do for your career are many. Pick one, master it – be great at it, that’s how it becomes a greatest thing.
to the appearance of a pioneering new event in the Middle East HR calendar. The Bayt.com Virtual Technology Job Fair, a close collaboration between Bayt.com and Dubai Internet City (DIC), with Mediaquest as media partner, will aim to do to the Technology industry what the first Bayt.com Virtual Education Fair did to the academic industry, ie make the matching of talent with opportunity faster, easier and more effective.
How will it work?For one week between March 28 till April 1, 2010 professionals seeking jobs in the IT sector can visit ONLINE for free the Bayt.com Virtual Technology Job Fair (VTJF), peruse opportunities with leading IT companies from across the region and apply online to all jobs they are interested in and qualified for. They can also chat with IT company representatives, ask questions and learn more about specific positions, the culture and career plans in the company. Meanwhile leading corporations can advertise current positions at all career levels, source, screen and shortlist relevant candidates and chat with professionals about their career plans and potential fit with the company.
Why is this a great idea?Simple! Clear advantages for Jobseekers include the fact that the online job fair is completely FREE, requires no travel/commuting costs and is the most effective platform to interact with the IT industry’s top recruiters at every career level. For the Middle East’s IT Employers advantages of the VTJF also include substantial savings in costs and time as well as the invaluable opportunity to maximize exposure and reach out to the IT community of the Middle East’s #1 jobsite which currently enjoys over 4 million registered professionals. Bayt.com has more or less single-handedly pioneered the Virtual Job Fair space in the online world across the Middle East and has already launched a number of highly successful and extremely well publicized localized as well as pan-regional Virtual Job Fairs in the past year. The Virtual Technology Fair promises to be just as attractive and vibrant a platform for the Middle East’s top IT recruiters to meet the Middle East’s top IT talent.
The VTJF will have opportunities in the IT sector for professionals at every career level from entry level to senior executive professionals and consultants so if you are an IT professional we encourage you to register today, logon when the Fair begins and peruse the universe of fresh opportunity.
For EmployersEmployers can still book a booth so please contact us at email@example.com to enquire what spaces are still available!