A simple way to keep your resume updated

I have a simple way to keep my resume updated. I update my resume once a year at the same time I write my annual performance review. It’s easier this way because I have already gathered data needed to summarize my accomplishments for the year and it’s only a small amount of information to add. If you keep your resume Read More …

The role of social media

My news reader brought me an interesting post from Mike Elgan at ComputerWorld this week; Why Google+ is the place for passions. I identify with Elgan’s commentary because that’s how I use Google+ today as well. My circles include Digital Marketing, Georgia Tech, Technology, and Ubuntu. Communities and old-fashion search are other ways to filter content. So is it a place Read More …

Getting value from the annual review

It’s time to write annual reviews. It’s that time of year again when workers everywhere write reviews of their work performance during the previous year. Most people I know don’t like the process. The reasons vary, but include the following: The results of the review process don’t yield anything tangible such as raises or promotions. Early in my career the Read More …

What about traditions?

People love traditions. Traditions are those behaviors with a special significance or meaning that provide a common linkage or bond to bring people together. A tradition provides a human connection that spans race, gender, nationality, and even time. Traditions connect people. Last week we toured college campuses with my daughter. What an exciting time and an important choice in the Read More …

My LinkedIn Story

I received an email from LinkedIn this week asking me to share my story about getting a new job. I notice they used variable attributes in the email for my name, title, and company name. LinkedIn is now a primary tool in my professional career to facilitate communication and networking. I’ve used LinkedIn since the early days when it was simply a Read More …