Bonnie Brooks's Blog – April 2013 Archive (5)

The Overlooked Acronym

IT, VB.Net, HR, AP, c++,IP, ID, iOS, CIO, SAP, C#, ASP.Net….oh, my!

 Years ago I worked in HR for a world-renowned IT company. This company was known for acronym’s – starting with its name - so it’s surprising our division was called Personnel rather than HR. But of course talent back then referred to a job applicant and an iPhone just meant “I” was the proud owner of a telephone, albeit a landline.

 Personnel ran the gamut of responsibilities from recruiting, to salary…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 29, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

The Nobleness of Science & Technology

According to recent statistics, the number of bachelor's degrees earned by computer science majors from Ph.D. awarding U.S. universities has increased by nearly 20% in 2012 compared to 2011. This marked the third year in a row that we’ve seen the double-digit increase.

 Who cares? We should all care and be infinitely happy that younger generations are realizing that not only is a degree relating to science and technology a lucrative career move, but it can almost be seen as a leap…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 22, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments

Look Back to Move Ahead

Whether you are looking for a job, a promotion, revitalizing your business or even meandering through life’s daily minutiae; sometimes it’s good to take a look back in order to move forward.

 Let’s take searching for a job as an example. It is a daunting task in any economy because the search is seriously based on emotion. This is where the help of a consultant, a recruiter or anyone familiar with career counseling can make a big difference. As humans, most of us have a myriad of…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 15, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Isn’t it amazing how the simple beauty of the sun shining can change our outlook? After a long difficult winter I understand the phrase “hope springs eternal.”

It isn’t only the appearance of the sun that has raised my spirits. I took a stroll through the local mall this weekend and was encouraged to see the numbers of shoppers carrying bags of just purchased goods. This weekend I received a call from a friend who sold her house last week at a profit.

In addition, the staffing…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 8, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

April Fool No More

Historically, this is the day to play practical jokes and truth be told, I’ve been known to be the catalyst of such pranks, albeit all quite innocent and in the name of good fun.

 April Fool’s Day is said to have been started by a simple case of a delayed communication. It seems that a new year was once celebrated in early April. However sometime in the 1500’s it was changed to January 1 by decree.

 Back in the day, with communication at literally a snail’s pace, it could take…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 1, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

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