nary but with that change comes risk. How we measure value is being examined and when we add a "social" component we also add the human tendency to clique up - much like a grown up business version of high school. Dangerous.
Popularity does not necessarily equal value. It can matter, but personally I value competence over social score. I value doing over talking about doing. I prefer vetted facts over opinion. Read some Ibsen (Enemy of the People)and you will remember that the majority is not always right.
That is what hangs in the balance here, and it is really very nerve wracking. Klout and SocialCheck.me are in interesting but they are also very concerning to me.…
e will we assign fairly meaningless endorsements as profiles inflate with frivolous “likes”?
At least written endorsements (Linkedin’s old method) require some reflection on the part of the endorser and typically include specifics readers can assess within a relative framework. Not just “I endorse Will’s skills in XYZ because… well, because… well he’s a nice guy and I like him and he endorsed me… see his picture???"
The only part I don’t feel is frivolous is Linkedin’s tendency here to be cheapening the Brand, with “Facebook like” antics. Worse yet, references to SEO criteria discussed in the past based on these endorsements scare me (GIGO (garbage in, garbage out)).
Put me in the “Not a Fan” category.…
Added by Nick Lagos at 11:02am on October 17, 2012
written by extraverts. All the myths you describe hold some truth.
One statement I'd dispute is that 96% of managers display extraverted tendencies. This is to say that the majority of introverts must act like an extravert in order to be successful. When I think of my favorite managers, most of them were hands-off (an introvert tendency) including the extraverts. The one manager that bugged the hell out of me displayed extraverted tendencies.
In terms of public speaking, keep in mind that communicating is more about energy, not the ability to verbalize one's thoughts. An introvert can be "on" all day; he'll just have to grab some alone time when he gets home or returns to his hotel room.…
at the companies and individuals we seek as clients may be selling their brand and businesses short by placing all their eggs in the LinkedIn basket. You'll also see my tendency to promote is hardly implicit. I apologize if I've struck a nerve; it certainly wasn't my intention. But when platforms such as LinkedIn are the crux of the livelihood for people to whom they are not beholden, I think some conjecture is warranted if for no other reason, than to inspire consideration of other avenues. I have to respectfully disagree with your attacks on my use of facts or intentions, as I feel you may have misinterpreted my audience and their needs.
I wish you continued success. …
best practices that I see are from quiet conversations with the people that I know are the true innovators who have a tendency to shy away from the public accolades anyway. They are creative, contrarian and risk takers who know that getting it wrong is part of the process of learning and refining what works vs. what doesn’t They are happy to share the landmines they trod on during that journey where most public best practice sharing seems to reflect more about only successful elements and why their solution has solved world hunger. Not downplaying some of just deserved winners for some of the ideas they have implemented but personally I do not reserve best practice discussions for a public forum or conference but rather I go looking each week to see who is doing what.
That is what I thought networking was for…….No?…
ainline media, as the concentration of ownership, and amount of starting up, is not as high. Likewise, there's a lower dependency on ad revenue, and if there's a dependency, it's not as much of a personal/business relationship, often there's third parties involved.
I would argue, a lot of the opposition is a result of propaganda by lobbyists and large corporations. Fear seems to be a large motivator for the population, post 9/11. Ironically this fear is not of failure - unnecessary deaths, bankruptcies, developing world infant mortality statistics.
Propaganda = "the private media as businesses is more interested in the sale of a product — readers and audiences — to other businesses (advertisers) rather than that of quality news to the people". Think if the entire HMO, drug industry, and the amount of money they spend on ads....…
ng issues of this type - yet far too common!
Even those that aren't completely error-ridden have the tendency to bore the heck out of the reader.
If you expect top talent to respond, then you had better make the effort to construct a compelling message that attracts their attention and makes it worth while for them to spend 30-40 minutes of their time on your ATS process.
Those who whine about the lack of quality candidates absolutely earn the response or lack there of that they deserve when they continuously post garbage. The more customized the message to the target audience, the better chance of finding the right fit.
One particularly memorable experience I have with poorly written job postings was when I happened upon an online posting that a recruiter (who reported to me at the time) mis-spelled our company name. I was mortified!…
job in question.
The best assessment factor (tool) for future performance potential is the effective assessment of past performance and current career interests--as those relate to your needs. And this does get complicated because you may find the right talent, but that talent wants to be promoted into management and wants out of a line job.
Another options are: poach from your competitors who have polished, competent people in those roles; or "train your own superstar". There are so many hungry, passionate and high potential candidates out there coming out of school (HS & college) biting at the bit to be given a chance. I say look for the hunger along with good communications skills and a willingness to learn.
the process end up doing something which gives them stress, anxiety and an unhappy life to live along with.
Yes there are some companies which have the tendency of keeping their employees happy and there are companies in which employees are always under stress. Chose the right job unless you find it really tough to find a one.
You may also analyse some growth prospects, salaries and other factors about various kind of job roles and there are sites like 9amJobs.com and pay scale etc. which can give you guidance on the same.…