Monthly Archives: October 2007

Oct 31

The 30-second resume test

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard on my resume. The reasoning is that, while I’ve added a lot of information to it about the positions I have been in recently, I don’t think that it answers some of the critical questions that hiring managers — or recruiters — would like to […]

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Oct 29

Career Planning: Are you kidding?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

While cruising the blogosphere this weekend, I came across more than one article that essentially said this: you should plan your career, knowing where you are going to be three years and five years from now. Knowing where you will be several years from now is the key to career management. Are you kidding? When […]

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Oct 24

Successful Blog’s Celebration

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

Today, there’s this little party happening in the blogosphere — a celebration ending Successful Blog’s second year in operation. And, what a two years! Liz Strauss has taken that time and accomplished much. Although we could shower her with accolades and adoration, she’d be shy and gracefully decline the spotlight. Instead, she would rightly focus […]

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Oct 22

Simple Personal Brand Messaging

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Given the 50,000 places you can put information about yourself in your online newspapers that will help your network, how do you decide where to put your stuff? Well, you can create your own criteria and do well. But, the world is changing. Dan Schawbel notes that “LinkedIn might have eliminated the need for traditional […]

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Oct 19

I helped the company to…

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

My wife had the opportunity to interview a person for a position in her company and she told me this wonderful turn of phrase used by the person in the interview: “I helped the company to …” and then the person described what had been done for the work. Now, this person was an employee […]

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Oct 11

LinkedIN and LinkedOUT

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

It is the conundrum. Should I link in to someone on LinkedIn, or should I have rules and criteria, and other stuff? Some people love the “quality” stuff of only linking to those they know while others want the “quantity” of links because of some obscure association. I come down more on the side of […]

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Oct 08

Rank your last meeting

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

If you are a knowledge worker, you likely attend a lot of meetings either in person or on a conference call. How was your last meeting where you were in the room with the meeting organizer? Ignoring the meeting content, what activities happened in your meeting? Did you: Have an agenda for the meeting? Have […]

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Oct 05

Personal Branding Summit

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Mark your calendars for November 8th — that’s when there will be the 2007 Global Telesummit of “A Brand You World,” celebrating the tenth anniversary of “The Brand Called You” in Fast Company by Tom Peters. That article started a brand new (or, more specifically, a Brand You) movement that focused on how you can […]

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Oct 04

Get Unplugged

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

In the Northern Hemisphere, it is now officially fall and has been for a bit. I’ve always considered Labor Day to be the “fall season” simply because as a child it was when we went back to school after a great summer off. Even if we don’t physically take the entire summer off, there are […]

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