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Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
  1. Simon Gray

    Simon Gray

    Are you active in the executive job market? Whether your approach is proactive or wholly reactive will directly determine your results! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@simon-gray/the-big-choice-executive-jobseekers-need-to-make
    Simon Gray
    The big choice executive jobseekers need to make!
    www.bebee.com In my experience the knee-jerk reaction for many C-suite / C-level executives entering the executive job market (whatever the reason) is often to...
  2. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    SHOW, DON'T TELL: WHY RECRUITERS SHOULD ASK FOR MORE THAN A RESUMEOriginally published by ReWork, CornerstoneOnDemand's blog for Human Resources professionalsEmployers must take it on faith that the skills described on candidates' resumes accurately demonstrate that they have the โ€œright stuff" to meet the...


    Lynda Spiegel
    22/03/2017 #16 Lynda Spiegel
    #15 Sure, Michael. Always happy to learn more
    Michael O'Neil
    22/03/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #7 Lynda, If you are interested I would be happy to share more detail.
    David Noble
    21/03/2017 #14 David Noble
    Perhaps, but not being a natural patsy I should point out that I said Society and not business culture. These are two very different things.
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/03/2017 #11 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 education does matter - it just doesn't always take place in the classroom.
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/03/2017 #10 Lynda Spiegel
    #2 Thank you, Lisa! I'm glad that a hiring process that in some ways mirrored the strategies HireArt employs worked for you back in the day!
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/03/2017 #9 Lynda Spiegel
    #4 I disagree, David. Business culture seems to be moving towards show, rather than tell, not the other way around.
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/03/2017 #8 Lynda Spiegel
    #5 True, Martin Wright. The money companies could save on ATS software might go towards hiring more recruiters who follow the HireArt model.
    Lynda Spiegel
    21/03/2017 #7 Lynda Spiegel
    #6 Thank you for taking the time to write this, Michael O'Neil. Your comment validates what I and HireArt advocate with respect to recruitment!
    Michael O'Neil
    21/03/2017 #6 Anonymous
    The cost of poor hires is very high. The return on investment in using the techniques describe in the post is high.
    I use a practical test in interviews for IT developer roles. It is a simulation of a real problem that requires the candidate to think on their feet and to use a wider range of skills than simply cutting code. The code produced is not really the point of it. Some information is given up front. There is more information that can help if the person asks for it. If they don't ask they don't get. They are given clear instructions that set out very specific requirements for the exercise. It is designed to allow the candidate the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase their having the wider set of skills needed in the modern developer role. This approach does make a difference. It is not perfect, but it does reduce the risk of making a poor hiring decision. The smartest people with the best qualifications and skills who get through the recruitment process can still be toxic to a real team. Part of what recruitment is about is keeping the toxins out. Decontamination is very costly.
    Martin Wright
    21/03/2017 #5 Martin Wright
    I can see this method will work for a lot of companies. However so many recruiters play "We're too busy" game to actually try this out.

    It may well be that if an organisation is looking for that something extra they need to provide the staff and the time to the search process to enable them to actually find them.
    David Noble
    21/03/2017 #4 David Noble
    #3 Sadly society seems to be flinging itself towards the tell rather than show. It's much easier.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    21/03/2017 #3 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    I like that ! " SHOW, DON'T TELL " CC @Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    21/03/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This gives me hope @Lynda Spiegel. When I was hired as a Respiratory Technician- I had zero experience in Respiratory. I was a Nurses Aide for 2 years at the same hospital before applying for the job. The job was called "OJT Respiratory Technician." OJT= On the job trainee. We had 6 months worth of training, College level testing and hands on testing before we were allowed to go out on our own and do our jobs. There were many jobs like this available back in the early 80's. I'm fairly certain I receieved this job because my boss was looking for the qualities you described above. I know he was also looking for people who were able to function under a lot of stress and were fairly quick learners. I was fortunate because today, most people aren't looking at a person holistically and many smart, emotionally capable people get passed by. I forgot to mention, I got to know many people in my 2 years on the job including, the Respiratory Therapists, this also helped me to attain the job because of my reputation. :) Thanks for sharing this! Sharing again.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Great - I was an idiot that believed getting an education mattered. 8?/
  3. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    What To Do When Someone Tells You You're Not Good Enough
    What To Do When Someone Tells You You're Not Good EnoughThroughout my career, I've been plagued by people telling me I'm not good enough. I've been rejected for more jobs than I care to remember. I've heard every excuse in the book for not being hired. Some of them were quite absurd and hard to...


    Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    22/03/2017 #27 Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Great article @John White, MBA - I would love to find out more about your mentors! I can feel a blog post of my own starting on my many mentors and how they have been a source of invaluable advice and support over the years.
    Paul Walters
    22/03/2017 #26 Paul Walters
    @John White, MBA having read a lot of your stuff...I think you're good enough !!!
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/03/2017 #25 Jerry Fletcher
    I've come to the conclusion that there are three kinds of people in the world:
    1. Those who don't know what they don't know and hence are not capable of giving advice
    2. Those who know what they know and what they don't and can give advice on matters in their knowledge base
    3. Those those that ask for advice from the knowledgeable, listen and then find out for themselves.

    Of these the last is what I believe we should aim for while avoiding the unsolicited little voice in your head that says, "what makes you think you can..."
    Brian McKenzie
    21/03/2017 #24 Brian McKenzie
    Most people do not have the spine to have the conversation, "You are not good enough" ~ so they will passively aggressive ghost you in standard non-reply mode and hope you will get the hint......of course they made this grand decision of you in about 6 seconds between their Angry Birds game and live Instagram feed update 8?/ This is both Dating and HR - draw your conclusions and Venn Diagram as you will. PS - the military was always ready and eager to tell you what a worthless piece of shit you were - it built character.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    21/03/2017 #23 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Excellent reflection! All professionals without exception have skills to perform certain functions, but there are few who are able to recognize their failures. It's no use having a huge bag of knowledge and experience if you do not have your self-esteem elevated, for whatever you do will be considered by others a disaster, that's how the world turns. The superego is also not the best solution, but it is what masks the shortcomings of many of the bosses currently employed in the labor market. Throughout my career I have also been rejected several times in companies that I considered excellence, but I realized that many were afraid that I would take on a smaller position and be able to take their position as manager over time, comfortable position of boss, and look that some even came to tell me this, but I never let myself be beaten by the negative words, quite the contrary, then later I realized the good that they themselves had done to me. I would never have the knowledge to grow in my career with people who had nothing to add. Beginning to write a blog, a book or articles is really a very arduous task, especially when we have the ardent desire to show all those who rejected us one day, that we have enough knowledge and experiences to share with anyone who knows nothing, but it is the determination and self-esteem that keep us going. And over time we realize how much being a blogger or writer or an author does us well, and make us leverage not only our career but also highlights us in the environment we live in, that is making a difference, not just behind of an office desk thinking that it is changing the lives of subordinates, the organization, or even their own career. Everyone should experience this experience because they would know where their strengths or weaknesses in their professional career lie.
    Aleta Curry
    21/03/2017 #22 Aleta Curry
    And not everyone will tell you you're not good enough straight to your face. If it's implied rather than expressed, well, that may be even more destructive. One can respond to a direct put down with a sound 'FU', but when the put down is implicit, it plants insidious seeds of doubt in the mind.

    Then there are those who tell you what you can't do out of sincere desire to keep you from failing.

    Thanks, John for another thought-provoking article.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    21/03/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    this is really a beautiful message @John White, MBA, you will touch many hearts with it!
    Robert Cormack
    21/03/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    Very interesting post, @John White, MBA. I've had my share of firings and toxic bosses as well. Interestingly enough, every time I've been fired, my boss has said "You do good work, Robert, but we're letting you go." I may write about this one day. It seems the day you stop nodding your head, you're a target. Head nodders always last longer than head shakers. Nobody has a problem with a "kiss ass" but if you fight, you have legions of people wishing you'd just go away. Thanks for the post.
    Steve Jones
    21/03/2017 #19 Steve Jones
    John thanks for writing this. I occasionally ask myself what motivates me and one thing I always come back to was back in the late 1970's when I totally messed up my GCSE's, (too much partying). My English teacher told me I would never amount to anything so I left school with very few qualifications and have WORKED ever since. I have never been out of work, even after redundancy. I'm lucky to have met and worked with some fantastic people over the years who have helped and supported me, but I'd also like to thank my English teacher who told me I'd never be good enough.
    Michael O'Neil
    21/03/2017 #18 Anonymous
    @John White, MBA Great to hear a story of recognition of what holds us back and what supports us in moving forward in our lives. If I surround myself with people who have higher expectations of me that I have of myself, then I will exceed my own expectations. My grandparents, my parents, my wife, my first manager, my friend who taught me squash, my friends, I can recite a long list of those who had higher expectations of me than I had of myself. There is a long list of detractors and belittlers but their names and roles have been crossed out so heavily I can't recall the names. Kia Kaha John, you do good service here.
    Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    21/03/2017 #17 Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Great article @John White, MBA thanks.
    Savvy Raj
    21/03/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Deep appreciate this earnest and motivating post @John White, MBA
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    21/03/2017 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This article still inspires me @John White, MBA. For some reason, some people's titles have intimidated me. I think it depends on how they treat others with regards to being intimidated. I just wrote a small story about midlife and some feelings/fears I'm facing. My husband said, "Why do you write negative things when you do so many positive things in life?" I told him, I write what comes to mind and my writing does depend on my mood. Even articles that some may view as negative well, others can relate and I've found it can start conversations that lead to putting our heads together. At other times I admit, it's just cathartic. By the way, @David B. Grinberg tagged you, your company & I added your publications to the tag on my last post which is on Thriveglobal. You are an inspiration to so many and one day I would love to chat with you on the phone when you have time. I have a few ideas and I could use sound advice from someone like yourself! Kudos to you for ignoring the haters and letting them ignite your flame!
    Jacqueline Randall
    21/03/2017 #14 Jacqueline Randall
    "You don't have to listen to what everyone else thinks." A great article. @John White, MBA
    Laura Donnelly
    21/03/2017 #13 Laura Donnelly
    @John White, MBA - enjoyed this post --- what helped me was accepting that I was good enough (coming from a family of perfectionists, this was a big step for me!) This quote: "Always remember, the people who say you can't do something can't do it either!" So true - and when you do it, they really don't like you, so better to leave them in the dust!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    21/03/2017 #12 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #5 This is very topical because I saw an interview with Matt Damon where the interviewer asked how his mentor in what was a regular school in Boston end up producing three Oscar winners in Damon, the two Afleck brothers. It is the way he fondly remembered his mentors that showed me just how many people in life are unsung heroes.

    I believe that when we have that level of gratitude, that emotive energy can be sufficient to override the negative batteries that drain us of energy and life.

    We know when we come across a negative battery, for their only purpose is to drain us, and so it is important to recognize these effects but also supplement positive effects that Matt Damon expressed in his great affection and tribute to his high school drama teacher, a man who selflessly taught his art so others could achieve the impossible dreams. We cannot let our lives be defined by tormentors when there are these mentors that you have expressed in our life.
    Christi Morgan
    21/03/2017 #11 Christi Morgan
    Nicole Fitzgerald
    21/03/2017 #10 Nicole Fitzgerald
    Nice article, John! Thanks for sharing!
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/03/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    Writing is a good way to get clarity. I think it work marvelouslly if a person reads you and writes thoughts about it somewhere for reflection. At a place where it can stand alone.

    Not only as a comment that disappears between many comments but something for oneself to go back to after reading you.

    Just a thought.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/03/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, John. A few thoughts:
    1) The only person's opinion that really matter is your own (and perhaps that of your spouse by extension).
    2) Don't believe or be influenced by the naysayers. The bigger your goal/dream, the more people will likely tell you why it's impossible to achieve. But nothing is impossible unless YOU think it's impossible.
    3) As noted above, use criticism and/or derision as a catalyst for motivation to supersize your goals and work towards them more expeditiously and with renewed vigor.
    4) In the end, most people will recognize you for big successes achieved, not failed attempts trying along the way.
  4. ProducerKate Paine

    Kate Paine

    Your Slice-of-Life Story Can Define Your Personal Brand
    Your Slice-of-Life Story Can Define Your Personal BrandGrowing up, I wanted to be the next Diane Sawyer on CBS TVโ€™s โ€™60 Minutesโ€™ news program. While that never happened. I did come close. Sort of. During college in the late โ€˜80s, I was accepted as a production assistant intern at...


    Kate Paine
    20/03/2017 #6 Kate Paine
    #5 You're welcome @Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong. Glad it was helpful.
    Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong
    20/03/2017 #5 Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong
    Just learned a couple of networking tips, thanks for sharing. I'm new on beBee too.
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/03/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Excellent Kate! You will be an excellent addition to beBee - I am looking forward to your next post!
    Kate Paine
    20/03/2017 #2 Kate Paine
    #1 Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida. I had started my article about an hour before our call. Then I was inspired to get my profile up on beBee and post an article. I thought the one I was working on would be a good "starting point." I wasn't quite sure, so thank you for your comment and making me feel better with my decision. I'm working on a few more articles, too.
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/03/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    @Kate Paine - what an excellent story on so many levels. You have elements of "doing business" and networking and mentorship here. I am looking forward to seeing more stories!
  5. Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Executives say they value creativity, but what is it and do they really hire for it? What do you think?
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Most people are secretly threatened by creativity
    qz.com In schools, science, and business, we reward familiar ideasโ€”not novel...


    Devesh Bhatt
    15/03/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    They evaluate creativity based on set parameters of ROI and if lucky utiity.

    Wherever collective responsibility sets in, so do collective fears and creativity beyond a threshold can make matters uncertain.

    But creativity always finds a way :)
  6. ProducerPete Yates

    Pete Yates

    How to show potential employers you are worth hiring
    How to show potential employers you are worth hiringCareers in the digital age โ€“ Am I the solution to an organisationโ€™s โ€œproblemโ€??Itโ€™s a new year and this can be the time after the holiday season when people look at their current job satisfaction and careers to date (as well as dusting off your...


    Brian McKenzie
    15/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I really try and avoid the Resume / ATS / HR "Bermuda Triangle" But every once in a while, I do enjoy paying questionable sums of money to yield the same results. 8?/
  7. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Work Related Stress Almost Got Me
    intentionalemployee.com Does work related stress get you down? Don't let it. In the grand scheme of life, it's not worth it. Don't let stress at work rule your life....
  8. George Touryliov
    When people are promoted up the ranks, itโ€™s usually thanks to their attributes and abilities. But as any successful manager knows, there are a whole new set of skills required in their new management position. Learn more -
    George Touryliov
    Want to be a manager? Hereโ€™s how your potential will be assessed
    social.hays.com If becoming a manager is next on the agenda, you should know how your potential in the role will be assessed. In this blog, Nick Deligiannis shares his...
  9. Simon Gray

    Simon Gray

    Five important lessons for successful executive job search courtesy of 'The Company Men'! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@simon-gray/executive-job-search-and-the-company-men
    Simon Gray
    Executive job search and 'The Company Men'!
    www.bebee.com Although an avid film fan it's rare for me to come across a movie that speaks directly into the industry I work in, but this is exactly what...
  10. ProducerRebecca Liston

    Rebecca Liston

    What The New Era of Partnership (vs Guru-ism) Means For You
    What The New Era of Partnership (vs Guru-ism) Means For YouI am writing today with tears pouring down my face.Thereโ€™s this feeling that I cannot quite describe thatโ€™s enveloped me since I wroteย my last blog postย about my 18-month โ€œhate affairโ€ with being a coach,ย and how I was happy to officially usher in a...


    Nadiya Manir
    13/03/2017 #1 Nadiya Manir
    Good post! Agree its been a long time coming and most haven't caught up.. =:0)
  11. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    To Get Hired, be Authentic
    To Get Hired, be AuthenticHaving spent an embarrassing portion of my misspent youth trying to be someone I wasn't, I probably have middle-age to thank for being perfectly comfortable with being myself. Now that I've gotten to know me better, I kind of like the person I've...


    Lynda Spiegel
    19/03/2017 #15 Lynda Spiegel
    #14 Yes, thank you, @Frank Barciak! I would love to discuss some topic ideas with you. Shall we schedule a phone call? (My first business interaction on beBee!)
    Frank Barciak
    19/03/2017 #14 Frank Barciak
    I loved this post! For me, it took shifting to work with people with disabilities that massively shifted my mindset on what is important. Reducing the complexity and bandwidth/energy spent trying to be something you are not unleashes your ability to focus building on your strengths...and when people do that it is pretty amazing to watch! Just wondering are you open to taking requests or ideas for things others think may be useful in your blog in the resume/brand space? I have a few common questions around some emerging trends that your readers may be thinking about and you did such a great job with this post, would love to see you tackle some of them....let me know if you would be open to some topic ideas and again great post!
    Debesh Choudhury
    15/03/2017 #13 Debesh Choudhury
    There is nothing better than being authentic in whatever we do .. I agree with you @Lynda Spiegel
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/03/2017 #12 Lynda Spiegel
    #11 thank you!
    John White, MBA
    14/03/2017 #11 John White, MBA
    @Lynda Spiegel: Ok, you should have several notifications in your Twitter now! Also, beBee shared your post to our company Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ pages. Buzz on!
    John White, MBA
    14/03/2017 #10 John White, MBA
    #9 Perfect, @Lynda Spiegel!
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/03/2017 #9 Lynda Spiegel
    #7 Got it, @John White, MBA, and done! Thank you!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/03/2017 #8 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Authenticity is essential ! Thanks for being authentic !
    John White, MBA
    13/03/2017 #7 John White, MBA
    Sorry, Lynda. This has nothing to do with MyTweetPack or LinkedIn. Let me try to explain it a different way. If you go to the bottom of your beBee profile there is a place where people can links to their website and other social media profiles. Add the link to your Twitter profile as one of your links. Then, when people on beBee hit the Twitter share button on one of your articles on beBee it will automatically populate your Twitter handle in their tweet. Then, you will get a notification that someone has tweeted your beBee article and you retweet, thank them, etc. Does this make sense? If not, call me when you're free and we can walk through it over the phone: 970.692.3270. Heck, it'd be good just to catch up post NLV! ;)
    Lynda Spiegel
    13/03/2017 #6 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 Thank you, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood#4 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher I think being authentic is actually the only way any of us stand out, right? Even our accomplishments speak to our authentic brand.
    Lynda Spiegel
    13/03/2017 #5 Lynda Spiegel
    #2 I'm confused @John White - I use mytweetpack and that automatically adds posts from my blog and LI to my Twitter feed. (This article is also on LI)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/03/2017 #4 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    It was nice to hear your story @Lynda Spiegel, that personalized this buzz even more! Great tips. It's a very competitive world we live in, so a person must stand out amongst the crowd, being authentic helps a lot!
    Sarah Elkins
    12/03/2017 #3 Sarah Elkins
    Terrific piece, Lynda!
    John White, MBA
    12/03/2017 #2 John White, MBA
    Thanks for posting this, @Lynda Spiegel! Can you please add the link to your Twitter profile as one of your links on your beBee profile? Once you do I will tweet it out to bring in more readers. If you don't link the two, you will never know when people tweet your articles (unless you were to randomly find them in your feed)
    Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    12/03/2017 #1 Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    Authenticity is the most important factor in building a successful; personal brand! Great post. Buzz On!
  12. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    My Curriculum Vitae
    My Curriculum VitaeBuzz Submitted by : Javier Cรกmara Rica Buzz: Tu currรญculum no sirve para encontrar trabajo Spanish Buzz that talks about how to use curriculum vitae in the...


    Pascal Derrien
    11/03/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    some fair points in this especially the legacy aspect :-)
  13. Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Please RT and spread the word to get Liz Ryan here! :)
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese on Twitter
    twitter.com โ€œLiz Ryan: "You are an amazing person!" vรญa @humanworkplace. Share the WHOLE YOU on @beBee! #beBeeBUZZ #PersonalBrand...


    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    12/03/2017 #8 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Not aware who Liz Ryan is?

    From her Forbes bio, https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/#237311ce190e View more
    Not aware who Liz Ryan is?

    From her Forbes bio, https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/#237311ce190e...
    "I write about bringing life to work and bringing work to life.

    I was a Fortune 500 HR SVP for 10 million years, but I was an opera singer before I ever heard the term HR. The higher I got in the corporate world, the more operatic the action became. I started writing about the workplace for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1997, but it took me ages to find my own voice. Now I write for the Huffington Post, Business Week, LinkedIn, the Harvard Business Review, the Denver Post and Forbes.com, and lead the worldwide Human Workplace movement to reinvent work for people."
    Gives you a great sense for her "whole you story" writing style.

    On Twitter: @humanworkplace

    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    12/03/2017 #5 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Retweeted 'em both!
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    11/03/2017 #4 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    FYI, more about Liz:
    "I write about bringing life to work and bringing work to life.

    FULL BIO...
    I was a Fortune 500 HR SVP for 10 million years, but I was an opera singer before I ever heard the term HR. The higher I got in the corporate world, the more operatic the action became. I started writing about the workplace for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1997, but it took me ages to find my own voice. Now I write for the Huffington Post, Business Week, LinkedIn, the Harvard Business Review, the Denver Post and Forbes.com, and lead the worldwide Human Workplace movement to reinvent work for people"

    Twitter: @humanworkplace
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    11/03/2017 #3 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Count on it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  14. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Where will your passion take you?
    Where will your passion take you?Vincent Van Gogh painted Starry Night Over the Rhone ar Arles wearing a straw hat with candles in it โ€”ย this offered just enough light for him to paint by. It must have been quite a sight for anyone who cared to watch him atop the hill as he painted....


    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #14 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #13 No I haven't... let me add it to the list...
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    15/03/2017 #13 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #9 I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing. CHEERS!!

    RE: 4) Have you read How to Fail... by Scott Adams (Dilbert author)?!
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #12 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #6 Thanks of the comment @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams. You are right we need to value what's right in front of us, and even the smallest light can show the way.
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #11 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I know what you mean... the poor tortured soul couldn't even take his own life without dragging it out for two days. He is one of a handful of artists who has touched my soul.
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #10 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #4 Thanks of the comment @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen. I also wish I could do the same.
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #9 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #3 Thanks @Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS. I am working on my poetic side. My Passions? 1) exploring the human condition, 2) solving the problem, 3) great food, wine and conversation and 4) keep getting up after I fall down. Thanks for asking.
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #8 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #2 Thank you sir. @Scott Craig
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/03/2017 #7 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #1 Thanks for your comment @Devesh Bhatt. You are spot on about taking action and being proactive.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    10/03/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Beautiful painting @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    "I was inspired not only by the beauty of what I was looking at, but the imagery of someone in the dark creating something so beautiful while no one was looking."

    So much to value and learn from the very things that are right in front of us. We only need to open our eyes are see. We need to be the light in someone's darkness #Lifegoals
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/03/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Hurts to even hear his name sometimes. Human cruelty hurts even more when transformed into posthumous praise and respect. Truly a blessed soul. Sheer passion and sheer expression is what he signifies to me. https://youtu.be/AVprz0nm0Y4
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    10/03/2017 #4 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    Oh that I were able to paint a picture in words as well as he parsed his paint...
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    10/03/2017 #3 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    A poetically poignant post, @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards!

    Passion starts within
    but shines without.

    As in your story, even by candlelight, it is possible.

    Once it starts to shine enough, your value comes through.
    When that happens, your passion becomes priceless.

    What are your innate passions that you can let shine?!
    Scott Craig
    10/03/2017 #2 Scott Craig
    Thank you sir.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/03/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    My passion never took me anywhere. So i decided to move ahead and take it somewhere :)

    Beautiful painting, great buzz and i am inspired. Thanks
  15. ProducerPhil Johnson, MBL
    Tech Diva
    Tech DivaDiva Tech Talk is a podcast inspired by leading women in tech. Kim Kaminski, VP Global Marketing TMaxSoft http://www.divatechtalk.com/blog/ep42 The Servant Warrior Leader audio book is the perfect companion to the original book and offers...
  16. Felix Clouse

    Felix Clouse

    6 Common Career Missteps One Should Completely Avoid
    Felix Clouse
    6ย Common Career Misstepsย One Should Completely Avoid
    www.educba.com You need to clearly steer away from these career missteps if you want to avoid having any regret over your work life...
  17. Felix Clouse

    Felix Clouse

    10 Simple Resolutions That Will Boost Your Career in 2017
    Felix Clouse
    10 Simple Resolutions That Will Boost Your Career | edu CBA
    www.educba.com In this time you make and complete some work-related resolutions that would help elevate your career and direct it in the right...
  18. Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    You are NOT a resume ! You are a whole person !

    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee


    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/03/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    I think someone should take an initiative to pen a buzz on this topic, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
  19. ProducerIvette K. Caballero
    Know Liz Ryan: The Queen of the Human Workplace and Your Career Friend
    Know Liz Ryan: The Queen of the Human Workplace and Your Career FriendPeople go to doctors when they don't feel well, then doctors examine them, evaluate their symptoms, and make a diagnosis to treat them effectively. Liz Ryan, "The Queen of the Human Workplace and LinkedIn Influencer," performs a similar job. She...


    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    08/03/2017 #13 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Check out this other great buzz about Liz Ryan!
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    08/03/2017 #12 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    Liz Ryan is great!
    David B. Grinberg
    08/03/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks, Ivette, for this intro to Liz Ryan and her work. She certainly has a lot of good advice to offer. Frankly, I haven't read much of her because I'm generally turned off by the LinkedIn "INfluencer" crowd. However, I must admit she's done well for herself and her words of wisdom make sense. Now we just need to get her to join and/or buzz about beBee...
    Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    07/03/2017 #10 Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Love Liz Ryan's insights - thanks for this @Ivette K. Caballero! Am sharing it.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/03/2017 #9 Tausif Mundrawala
    Hi, @Ivette K. Caballero. You made me nostalgic of her articles and posts which she prolifically penned one after another. They definitely contained messages which we would never get to hear from any HR expert. Her approach towards each and every person was different. I mean she helped everyone recognize their value as a person rather than a robotic employee to fend for his/her livelihood. It's commendable to list all the details here in this fantastic buzz.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #8 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    COPY and TWEET:
    good: Learn #hiring from #LizRyan.
    Better: See her summarized posts on #careers.
    BEST: #PersonalBranding on #beBee!

    Link to tweet:
    Robin Barton
    07/03/2017 #7 Robin Barton
    I love Liz's insights! I bought her book and I thought it was really great. I bought two more for my daughters, and have recommended it on my network a lot!
    Juan Imaz
    07/03/2017 #6 Juan Imaz
    thanks for publishing!
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #5 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    #2 totally agree, @Laurent Boscherini
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #4 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Tweeted this and almost instantly got 200 impressions and 4 RTs...
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    07/03/2017 #3 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Very Relevant buzz and great tips. Thanks a lot @Ivette K. Caballero. Sharing... !!!!!
    Laurent Boscherini
    07/03/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Thank you @Ivette K. Caballero for sharing your brilliant post.Not only relevant tips, it is more about consistency and being yourself as a valuable person beyond the job'skills requested.
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #1 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    I haven't fully read this, but can tell it is awesome from skimming. Sharing. More connects later...
  20. Grey Jabesi

    Grey Jabesi

    Podcast with director of Chaos group and lighting supervisor Chris Nichols.
    Grey Jabesi
  21. ProducerLillian ๐Ÿ Gregory
    The Oracle's Wisdom and Leadership for The Ages
    The Oracle's Wisdom and Leadership for The AgesThis article was originally shared onย LinkedInย and is now also shared onย Huffington Postย and Medium."In the beginning...", said The OracleLast week I took Bill Gates advice and read Warren Buffett's 50th annual letter. Before I read it I reflected...
  22. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    You are an amazing person!
    You are an amazing person!I saw this post on LinkedIn from Liz Ryan.ย She says:You are a vibrant, amazing person -- much more than what's on your resume! How do you get your passion and power across to employers?ย Liz RyanReinvention RoadmapReinvention Roadmap will teach you...


    Mohamed Amroussi
    09/03/2017 #21 Mohamed Amroussi
    Amazing and unique
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    08/03/2017 #19 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Excellent share and thank you, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. Liz Ryan is an impressive and amazing writer.
    Jean-Yves Piton, MBA ๐Ÿ
    07/03/2017 #18 Jean-Yves Piton, MBA ๐Ÿ
    Great share. Liz Ryan is an acclaimed and respected Thought Leader in her field. She is not afraid to question the status quo and think outside of the box. She is an inspiration I have been following for years. I hope to also see her on beBee ๐Ÿ soon.
    Yogesh Sukal
    07/03/2017 #17 Yogesh Sukal
    About showcasing the personal brand, Today I posted about the new show started yesterday on National Geographic hosted by Modern philosopher jason silva.

    And tweeted the bebee post on twitter and man himself appreciated, Jason Silva.

    Amazing show to watch.
    ORIGINS: Journey of Mankind

    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #16 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    COPY and TWEET:
    #LizRyan: "You are an amazing person!"
    #PersonalBranding on #beBee
    @humanworkplace #careers & #jobs = the WHOLE YOU!
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    07/03/2017 #15 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #14 bee swarm liz ryan...
    Phil Friedman
    07/03/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    Liz Ryan is the only recruiting and HR expert whom I ever read. For she is the only one I have run across who speaks with honesty and authenticity -- a true "influencer" in her field. Head and shoulders above the pack. And I for one would welcome her sage voice on beBee.
    Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    07/03/2017 #13 Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee - thanks for sharing this article, I love Liz Ryan, she writes such great articles. I've missed a lot of her posts recently as I am no longer really on LinkedIn. It would be great if she joined beBee! I think it would be the perfect fit for her and this article said it all.
    Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    07/03/2017 #12 Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    Great post from Liz Ryan. Love your comment Deb Helfrich "it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions" That is the secret sauce. Thanks for sharing.
    Steve Brady
    07/03/2017 #11 Steve Brady
    #8 Hi @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich , may I tweet a quote from your comment on my comment? "Humans can redesign work so that it is heart and soul safe. Collaboration and community focused, rather than competition and scarcity driven". I'll cite you of course.
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    07/03/2017 #10 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Muy bueno!!! Great!!!
    Steve Brady
    07/03/2017 #9 Steve Brady
    #8 Your comment is so encouraging - thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. I can see meaning in all that has transpired. I like the term you used - "heart and soul safe". I think our societies are crying are desperate for this reality - even if they aren't aware of it yet!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    07/03/2017 #8 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #6 #7 You know, @Steve Brady - there is a great cross-pollination in the "pain points" approach that Liz recommends - which is rather than apply to jobs like sheep in a flock; it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions.

    For way too many people, their careers are some of the most traumatic environs of their life - especially when it comes to justice and fairness.

    And it just doesn't have to be that way. We humans created the rules of work so far. There is nothing inherent in selling widgets that requires people to check their souls at the door. Not even the much maligned assembly line or AI automation HAS to create trauma for individuals.

    Humans can redesign work so that it is heart and soul safe. Collaboration and community focused, rather than competition and scarcity driven.

    Your journey and work story are probably the exact sort of narrative that can help shift how we view our work organizations for the betterment of all involved.
    Steve Brady
    07/03/2017 #7 Steve Brady
    #1 I agree @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Hope you are well btw. We haven't crossed paths in a while. I had to pull back from my Social Media adventures for a while. My PTSD issues became a bit too nasty for a while. I'm going to recover though....and I have learnt so much about myself and it has given me a heart connection and understanding with the many people in our societies who suffer from invisible wounds.
    Steve Brady
    07/03/2017 #6 Steve Brady
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and @Liz Ryan I'm going to confess up front that I am a compulsive book buyer. Just ask my wife! To my credit though, I do read 90% of them.
    In this case @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee you had me hooked as soon as I saw the graphic. Thank you for sharing Liz Ryan's LI post here on beBee. I am between "career phases" at present. I'm off work at present to focus on recovering through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When I had to stop work, I was distraught and was overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings akin to "my working life is over" and also a deep grief at having to leave a job I loved. I realize now. however, that all is not wasted. I have time to focus on healing, and also a fantastic opportunity to align my career, and use the skill set I've developed over 45 years to focus my career on Justice reform that is healing and restorative, and that at it's deepest level begins in the hearts and minds of people and in a larger context the cultures in which they live. Anyway....I purchased an e-copy of Liz's book. If my wife gets upset, can I say that you made me do it @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee? Or is that going too far?
    David B. Grinberg
    07/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    #1 I concur with @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and kindly suggest considering the appropriate beBee official directly reach out to Liz Ryan and invite her to join and/or write about beBee. Thanks for considering this.
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @John White, MBA
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    07/03/2017 #4 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #2 Thanks for mentioning me in your post. I'm always happy to give beBee a good plug!
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #3 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Glad you shared this here, Javier. I was thinking of doing the same!
  23. Simon Gray

    Simon Gray

    If you're active in the executive job market do you really need to engage the services of an executive search firm? They are an important part of your strategy, but here are three reasons why you might want to take proactive control of your own executive job search. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@simon-gray/do-you-really-need-an-executive-search-firm Simon Gray
  24. ProducerAmour Setter

    Amour Setter

    7 Ways to make Money as a Writer
    7 Ways to make Money as a WriterThere are a number of ways a writer can make money in theย digital world. ย You just have to know where to find the well-paid gigs and how to package your skills. I've been writing professionally since 1988 and have enjoyed the many journeysย my...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    07/03/2017 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thanks for this benevolent buzz, @Amour Setter.
    Bernard Poulin
    07/03/2017 #2 Bernard Poulin
    Excellent article and generous "helper" to boot. Bravo! Always good to read quality information from "real" pros.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/03/2017 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Awesome @Amour Setter, thanks so much for the greeat tips and links you provided! Bookmarking this. How have you been and where are you now?
  25. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Is Networking Hard? Relax and Try This
    Is Networking Hard? Relax and Try ThisAs an introverted person, I am always intimidated by networking and other social events, which is one of the reasons why I practice public speaking and meeting new people as a volunteer LinkedIn instructor and career counselor.During these sessions,...


    Wayne Yoshida
    09/03/2017 #36 Wayne Yoshida
    #35 Thanks for boinking, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    09/03/2017 #35 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    surprised I forgot to mark this relevant, and it is so very relevant.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #34 Chichi Layor Okoye
    I enjoyed reading your post @Wayne Yoshida - I like meat and networking, not the arid and stuffy meetings, but the kind where authentic connection is encouraged.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #33 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #28 Absolutely @Tausif Mundrawala
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    06/03/2017 #32 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #11 I wish I lived closer too, and that @Wayne Yoshida would invite me if I did.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    06/03/2017 #31 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    Great post. I, too, find any kind of networking difficult.
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/03/2017 #30 Wayne Yoshida
    #29 Excellent @Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell ! Thank you for sharing and commenting - and let us know how it went!
    Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    06/03/2017 #29 Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Awesome @Wayne Yoshida! I think that gathering friends and contacts at a BBQ (we call it a Braai here in SA) is awesome. I think I will hold one myself in the next month or two (before the winter rolls in and it gets too cold...)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/03/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    I agree with you on all aspects. We can began networking with like minded people and by encouraging everyone here on this wonderful platform by expressing our opinions on their respective written piece of work.
    Robert Bacal
    06/03/2017 #27 Robert Bacal
    #26 I never got into ham radio except to listen, but I was an avid SWL'er, DX'er, and I actually still have two tube boat anchor receivers from 40's/50's. (off topic, I know). PS. I got to hear the broadcasts from Czech. when the Soviets invaded.
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/03/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida
    #24 Robert - Thank you. Yes, I know what you mean. But, people to people contact is important. And - more fun. Find something you enjoy doing, and share it with others - maybe my early interest in ham radio influenced this on me, it is traditional in ham radio for experienced "old timers" of any age - to help people. The fancy name for this is "mentoring."

    Another example of re-inventing the wheel, I guess....
    Brian McKenzie
    06/03/2017 #25 Brian McKenzie
    #23 minority faction, well armed & monied globalists with a thirst for power, money, property and blood - funded from interventionist Western Capitals. Nearly the same oligarch shills they are today, 100 years later.
    Robert Cormack
    06/03/2017 #24 Robert Cormack
    Enjoyed this, @Wayne Yoshida Networking is hard, especially when you want to devote your time to writing, or thinking about writing, or writing about writing. The thought of interacting with people plays last, but I know it's an important component of being seen and heard. Thanks for posting.
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    06/03/2017 #23 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    #22 Who do you?
    Brian McKenzie
    06/03/2017 #22 Brian McKenzie
    #21 Who do you think the Bolsheviks were / are ?
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    06/03/2017 #21 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    #14 You're leaving a big footprint on beBee. If you were that important, don't you think the Bolsheviks could find you?
    Brian McKenzie
    06/03/2017 #20 Brian McKenzie
    @Dean Owen Me thinks you have no Idea of the world I grew up in from my first days with the military. There are many things that go bump in the night that are not ghosts nor aliens. *Hint the coming countless dead in Bishkek from 'Peaceful Protests'
    Dean Owen
    06/03/2017 #19 Dean Owen
    #12 #14 #18 Me thinks you read way too many spy novels.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/03/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie
    #17 I run several accounts with different faces and IPs - if they want me, they will have to work at it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/03/2017 #17 Wayne Yoshida
    #14 I have a friend who's in one of those government organizations. Every now and then, he calls me on the phone. I never call him. But every time he calls me, I get to hear about some interesting and dangerous mission he is on, and he's taking a break. Stuff not shown on the news (either fake or real).

    Another government guy I know I can call, and he answers the phone with a certain set of numbers. Interesting. And we have a "normal conversation" about various topics.

    Neither of them use social media at all . . . .
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