Comments for Firebrand Ideas Ignition http://blog.firebrandtalent.com Ideas Ignition Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:57:35 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Feeling social fatigue? Try these digital strategies to refocus your online energy by Balraj Kaurhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/11/feeling-social-fatigue-try-these-digital-strategies-to-refocus-your-online-energy/#comment-1249599 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:57:35 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6915#comment-1249599 Well written and works really well. Occasional social suicide can also help!

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Ellahttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1237578 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:33:30 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1237578 I would have to agree with this for the most part. Nothing is more aggravating than telling someone to be somewhere at a certain time and them show up half an hour later. Or when I have to be at a class by a certain time, but my previous teacher holds the class late consistently. Or when a rehearsal is said to end at one time, but ends up being held over 30 minutes, as though as students we don’t have anything better to do with our lives than stick around getting yelled at. My favorite thing though has got to be having my band directors post this to Facebook and say that being late is rude when they constantly give little to no consideration to their student’s time. Yes, being late and disregarding other people’s time is inconsiderate and rude especially if you try to become a complete hypocrite about it.

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Comment on Social media, big data, and recruiters – What all job seekers need to know by Andrew Hutchinsonhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/11/social-media-big-data-and-recruiters-what-all-job-seekers-need-to-know/#comment-1232898 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:14:30 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6966#comment-1232898 Thanks for reading, Angelique, appreciate it

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Comment on Social media, big data, and recruiters – What all job seekers need to know by Angelique Brannekamperhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/11/social-media-big-data-and-recruiters-what-all-job-seekers-need-to-know/#comment-1232671 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:33:46 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6966#comment-1232671 An excellent article with vital points highlighted for recruiting talent in the not so far future:)

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Comment on No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Sarahhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2011/07/no-you-are-not-running-late-you-are-rude-and-selfish/#comment-1230909 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:01:14 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=764#comment-1230909 AMEN! This is the best description of it I’ve ever heard.

Time is a construct and I think a lot of people forget that. Rather than blaming those who are “late” in your eyes, why don’t you better prepare yourself by carrying around a book to read, checking your email, catching up with a friend via phone, etc. There are so many things we all need to get done and you are choosing to look at the FREE time your friend just bestowed upon you as NEGATIVE space for you to fill with loathing your friend and counting down each minute. Why not do something constructive with the un-filled time schedule you now have?

Things come up in people’s lives. For example, a person’s dog may have knocked over a glass on the way out that they had to clean up so their dog would not step on any broken pieces while they were gone. Perhaps, they ran into a friend on the street who stopped them to give them an update on their dying grandparent. Maybe they put in two minutes extra work on a novel they are writing because they were so absorbed in the work they love to do– a novel that will eventually go on to help hundreds of people.

Who can look at any of these actions over the long term and say these actions did not better serve humanity then your friend arriving exactly on the dot so YOU wouldn’t be bored? You never know what small actions added up to a person being late. Look at the big picture. Automatically assuming it’s a stab against you is highly egotistical and small-minded.

Learn to fill your own time with more meaningful experiences. Learn from the pauses in life. Look around you. Talk to the strangers next to you. These forced pauses in our routines are the moments where the magic in life happens.

We’re not supposed to be well-oiled machines operating at topmost efficiency at all times. Be human. Slow down. Don’t let the construct of time control you and all of your relationships.

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Comment on Does your résumé match up? by Priscilla Wilsonhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2012/05/does-your-resume-match-up/#comment-1224489 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:10:05 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/new/?p=2461#comment-1224489 Past the gatekeeper, not through.

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Comment on Stop endorsing people you don’t know on LinkedIn! by Youmna Rizvihttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2013/10/stop-endorsing-people-you-dont-know-on-linkedin/#comment-1200448 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:58:04 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=5587#comment-1200448 True! We are too lazy to even select the relevant top skills, which the person may or may not deserved to be endorsed for. and we end up ‘Endorsing’ all five shown skills on the top box.

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Comment on Stop endorsing people you don’t know on LinkedIn! by Youmna Rizvihttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2013/10/stop-endorsing-people-you-dont-know-on-linkedin/#comment-1200427 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:55:38 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=5587#comment-1200427 Agreed 100% – Also, Endorsements by random connections brings in question, to the viewer, other genuine endorsements by people who have actually worked with you, and know your strengths to endorse them.

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Comment on 5 social media faux pas to avoid by Jonathan Pollingerhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/07/5-social-media-faux-pas-to-avoid/#comment-1192298 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:24:35 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6512#comment-1192298 Thanks Andrew for referencing my post on withdrawal of LinkedIn hashtags.

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Comment on Social media, big data, and recruiters – What all job seekers need to know by Andrew Hutchinsonhttp://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/11/social-media-big-data-and-recruiters-what-all-job-seekers-need-to-know/#comment-1190763 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:02:36 +0000 http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/?p=6966#comment-1190763 Thanks for reading, Freyja,

You’re probably right, often the part played by social media is overstated – though I disagree that it always will be. As noted in the last part of this piece, changes to data techniques and processing abilities will likely see a significant shift in recruitment processes – maybe not today, but in five, ten years time, the amount of data we have access to will be so immense. 90% of the world’s data was generated over the last two years – amazing to try and imagine what implications that has for future process.

But I do agree, who someone is in person is almost always different to who they might appear to be online, and that personal connection and intuition will always play a part in the recruitment process, I suspect. But processes like this will become easier to implement, less time consuming, and in the end such data might support you in making better decisions relative to the requirements of the role.

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