Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Google+

Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Google+

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-21-2012 


With more than 250 million registered users, Google+ has now emerged as a top social-media player. CIOs and other senior technology managers can take advantage of this fast-rising star to increase their professional visibility while promoting their organization's products and services. In his new book, "What the Plus!: Google+ for the Rest of Us" (McGraw-Hill Professional/available in September), author Guy Kawasaki offers a handy primer on maximizing the value of the social network. Kawasaki walks readers through the steps required to get started, create an engaging profile, share industry knowledge and updates, and gain followers. Kawasaki is convinced that Google+ is to Facebook and Twitter as Apple is to Windows - while fewer people currently use it, it's far better. "As a lover of great products, this rankles my soul," he says. "I hate it when people don't use the best tool." So consider the following as tips to help you not only use Google+, but use it well. Kawasaki is co-founder of Alltop.com, an "online magazine rack" of popular topics on the Web. A prolific author, he is also the former chief evangelist of Apple.  View entire slideshow by clicking here.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

5 Ways to Deal With an Incompetent Boss | CAREEREALISM

5 Ways to Deal With an Incompetent Boss | CAREEREALISM

September 24, 2012 · By

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To make sure we’re on the same page about dealing with an incompetent boss and not just a way to be nasty about your bad boss, let’s get on the same page. An incompetent person is someone who is functionally inadequate or insufficient in knowledge, skills, judgment, or strength.

If this is what you’re talking about then you’re right, they are incompetent. It happens. In other words, the boss doesn’t know squat about being a manager and probably knows little to nothing about the area of work you do.

While it can be frustrating to have an incompetent boss, an incompetent boss can seriously damage or derail your career. If they do have a serious lack of knowledge, we know that they can do nothing to grow you as an employee which means any growth will be yours to make happen. Let’s look at the potential damage they can inflict and what you can do to minimize or avoid.

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librarian.net » Blog Archive » How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters

librarian.net » Blog Archive » How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters




We get it. Times are tough. The public sphere is shrinking in the US and elsewhere. Libraries are around and open, doing stuff. Their funding cycle is cyclical and short and up to the whims of various people, sometimes mysterious. The public library system belongs to everyone. There is a lot to talk about; a lot of things happen there. Many people have strong opinions about how public spaces are used and public money is spent and about the library in specific. You have a 24 hour news cycle, with pages or screens to fill. That’s terrific. We’re often happy for the attention.

At the same time, there are a few tropes that do none of us any favors. You look like people who haven’t done your research or who go for the easy cliche and we look like people who can’t take a well-meaning joke (which we’ve heard for the thousandth time). Let’s get to a place where we’re all feeling good about the whole endeavor. Here are some suggestions. Hope this list, patterned off of How Not To Write Comics Criticism, is helpful. It’s called

How Not To Write About Libraries  (read more...)


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Reader's Nook

The Reader's Nook







t's often hard to keep up with new book releases, so we decided to do a weekly update on some of our favorite new reads. Don't hesitate to post your ideas for next week's feature on our Facebook page. Thanks again for being members of The Reader's Nook, the biggest book-lover community on FB!  Read more...

 

 



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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

3 Reasons Networking is a Job Search Priority | CAREEREALISM

3 Reasons Networking is a Job Search Priority | CAREEREALISM
September 15, 2012 · By

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One of the most common complaints I hear from job seekers today is they hate networking. They say to me, “I know 80% of jobs are gotten by networking, but I just hate begging people for a job.” At which point I say, “If you feel like networking is begging for a job, then you’re doing it wrong.”

Networking isn’t Begging, it’s Giving

When you network, the goal isn’t to ask for a job, the goal is to give the other person a chance to get to know you. It’s time spent sharing ideas and having meaningful conversations around industry-related topics as a way to feel more comfortable with one another. Most importantly, it’s your way to do research on a person to determine how you might help them some day with their career.
Let me explain… Read whole article.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde | Tate

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde | Tate

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde
Tate Britain: Exhibition
12 September 201213 January 2013
£14, concessions available

 Combining rebellion, beauty, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, the Pre-Raphaelites constitute Britain’s first modern art movement. This exhibition brings together over 150 works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and the applied arts, revealing the Pre-Raphaelites to be advanced in their approach to every genre. Led by Dante Gabriel RossettiWilliam Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) rebelled against the art establishment of the mid-nineteenth century, taking inspiration from early Renaissance painting.

The exhibition establishes the PRB as an early example of the avant-garde: painters who self-consciously overturned orthodoxy and established a new benchmark for modern painting and design. It will include many famous Pre-Raphaelite works, and will also re-introduce some rarely seen masterpieces including Ford Madox Brown’s polemical Work 1852–65 and the 1858 wardrobe designed by Philip Webb and painted by Edward Burne-Jones on the theme of The Prioress’s Tale.

You’ll also see John Everett Millais’s first painting ‘en plein air’ entitled: Ferdinand Lured by Ariel 1849-50 and the politically charged: A Huguenot, on St Bartholomew’s Day, refusing to shield himself from danger by wearing the Roman Catholic Badge 1851-2.

The exhibition shows that the Pre-Raphaelite environment was widely encompassing in its reach across the fine and decorative arts, in response to a fast-changing religious and political backdrop, and in its relationship to women practitioners
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