El Dood: You put up a picture of me that I don't like. Blogger: I did? El Dood: Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about. Blogger: Monkeypuss. El Dood: Huh? Blogger: Acid breath. Ed Dood: Whadid you say? Blogger: Sorry, I've got something in my throat. El Dood: No you don't. You're makin' fun o' me. Blogger: Mo-o-ommy! El Dood: What's wrong with you? Blogger: Jabbermocky. It's kind of like Tourette's. Are you going to punish me for it? Is that what your so-called inclusiveness is all about? Going after the professionally-challenged? El Dood: You're doin' it again! Blogger: I can't help myself, my father was too hard on me El Dood: I know your kind, Mister, and you've had your day. The Recruitosphere is getting professional now. And, we're going to bury you.
No names or links have been mentioned for the protection of the innocent (from Google).
Here's me:Three years ago, I was looking for a Director of Internal Communications for a large, international firm and I believed that a blog would have been a great way to let all 13,000 employees know what was going on.
I didn't expect the company blog to read like mine. But I didn't expect it to suck either. Because a blog has to have some life to it or else it won't be read -- except by head and job hunters who are forced by necessity to snoop through masses of dull information.
Kippie wrote me before the first week of the blogswap asking what I wanted him to write about on my blog. "I don't care," I replied, "Just as long as it's professional." "Don't worry, he said, "You won't get anything humourous out of me!". So, I started putting an intro together and then realized he'd made a mistake. He wasn't on my blog that week or any other. But, like, why should I waste what I'd already done?
You wouldn't let your neighbour examine you for a hernia but you wouldn't refuse to let your doctor perform the examination. Same thing here. We are the professionals who are going to help you with your career. Not the nosy neighbour.
I get a kick out of Zig Ziglar's intro to his "Maintaining Motivation" program.
"This program is literally, for everyone, whether you're a mechanic or a physician. Whether you're a college professor or a kindergarten student. The information is something that you will benefit from."
That's what I call all-inclusive selling. And every word of it is true for this blog too. Actually, I have a lot of kindergarten student readers. In fact, most of my readers are kindergarten students. They seem to like my work.
But that's not all. Zig goes on:
"I'll always tell you when I've said something profound. And the reason I do is that I found out a few years ago that an incredibly high percentage of my audiences do not recognize my profound statements when I make them unless I tell them that this is profound."
Should an angry exchange be deleted to protect the combatants?
A few days ago a little catfight took place on this site in the comments section of a Blogswap posting. Someone I respect suggested that I delete everything before Google picked it up and embarrassed the participants.
I don't think there's any harm in having a little fun online but apparently a growing number of people consider Google to be a veritable Big Brother capable of pointing nosy reference checkers to any and all of their online indiscretions. Likewise, with ZoomInfo the online profile search engine. Everyone's afraid of getting on a blacklist as a result of something that was said long ago online .
Still, I would argue (as I have before) that, eventually, every one of us will be caught on someone's cell phone camera with his fly open or lounging on a topless beach or merely indulging in a scratch which looks like a pick -- and it's going to end up online. And, when that happens, nothing a potential candidate does will seem very shocking.
[UK] Mobile phone company, Orange, has suspended its community affairs manager after he posted what he termed a "lefty lexicon" on the blog site ConservativeHome..... The site is not affiliated to the Conservative party, but counts several MPs.... among its contributors.
In a statement Orange said yesterday: "We take the opinions of our customers very seriously and believe that this matter warrants further investigation."
Best practice - ....Replaces 'working it out yourself'.
Delivery - .....Means 'achieve'.
Liaise - ....Replaces 'work'.
Take forward - use instead of 'do'.
Skills-based - education: "teach the little ba**ards Microsoft Word....
Mining for online information has spawned an entire cottage industry of "personal brand management" companies that will perfect your online image for a price. According to one such company, Brandego, 23 percent of job candidates are rejected for an interview based on their online presence.