Charlotte Byndas

Inspiring Success in Many


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Shirt and Shoes Required

NO Shirt Shoes Service

Image by Leo Reynolds via Flickr

This is the gentle reminder hanging at the door of my favorite beach side restaurant.

Outside, extreme casual works

Inside it doesn’t.

The same rules apply when communicating online.

Wikipedia on Textese:

SMS language or textese (also known as txt-speak, txtese, chatspeak, txt, txtspk, txtk, txto, texting language, txt lingo, SMSish, or txt talk) is a term for the abbreviations and slang most commonly used due to the necessary brevity of mobile phone text messaging, in particular the widespread SMS (short message service) communication protocol.

Remember

Textese is the super cool you at the beach.  No shirt, no shoes, no problem you can do what you want.

Sending an e-mail, creating a resume, writing a blog post, or making online comments is the ready to paint the town looking sharp you.  Textese is not good for these formats.

k, good, tyl, LOL


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Social Media/Recruiting in 2012

Have you been following any/all of the buzz on, social media and how it is changing how organizations locate, attract and then hire talent?   It is a lively topic to say the least.

Keep in mind there is a huge difference between knowing and understanding.    Having a person as a contact in a social network (Twitter/Google +, Facebook, Linked In)  is knowing who they are, in order to interest them in a new opportunity you have to understand what they want.   This requires building a relationship.

A hammer is a tool used to build a house.  Social media is a tool used to build a relationship.

The article below is yet another take on social media and how it will/will not be playing a role in recruiting as we move into 2012. The first highlighted quote (see below)  is great affirmation for what search entrepreneurs believe.  Every professional in a recruiters niche is a candidate. It is a simple concept and the  “game changer” for recruiters internal/external who “get” the increasing talent shortage.

“A company either waits for the moment that someone presses the button and turns themselves into a candidate and then jumps on them, or makes a proposition that is attractive and tempts them into candidacy. Hence at the core of Recruitment 3.0 is that everyone is a candidate. And it is up to us to create candidates not wait.”

Article from Forbes: Social Media Transforms Recruiting


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Great Insight from Seth Godin’s Blog

What good interview questions are actually trying to discover

How long are you willing to keep pushing on a good project until you give up?

How hard is it to get you to change your mind when you’re wrong?

How much do you learn from failing?

How long does it take you to learn something new?

How hard is it for you to let someone else take the lead?

How much do you care?

The rest is merely commentary, either that or they’re interviewing you for a job that’s not as good as you deserve. For those jobs, the only question they’re really focusing on is, “will she fit in around here?”

Click here to visit Seth Godin’s Blog