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Do you feel like you are on the right career path for who you are, where you live, and what you enjoy doing? If so, you are in the right place!. This hive is for people who who are interested in managing their own careers.

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  1. 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 TV’s ’60 Minutes’ news program. While that never happened. I did come close. Sort of. During college in the late ‘80s, I was accepted as a production assistant intern at...


    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!
  2. ProducerAlanea Kowalski

    Alanea Kowalski

    CrossroadsHave you ever been at a point in your life where you don’t know what you want to do next? Maybe you’ve achieved goals and always had a plan, but now you are well and truly stuck? As a coach I work with clients in this place...


    Alanea Kowalski
    14/03/2017 #2 Alanea Kowalski
    @Brian McKenzie that's where coaching can be so helpful....we are often too close to our own questions to see the options.
    Brian McKenzie
    13/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I would say that there have been many pivotal points in my life - but none I would call a cross roads - as I never saw the alternative route until YEARS after the fact.
  3. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com The three key components that we all should be thinking about are content creation, social proof, and your...
  4. ProducerRobin Barton

    Robin Barton

    Confessions of a Hard Worker
    Confessions of a Hard WorkerI'm sure a lot of us think we are hard workers on the job. We also tend to feel guilty about taking our breaks at work, to the point that we might eat at our desks and never leave the workplace. So, is that a good idea? You might think you're...


    Robin Barton
    10/03/2017 #2 Robin Barton
    #1 Your mentor is smart!
    Jean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝
    10/03/2017 #1 Jean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝
    Great share Robin. Agreed. It's not just about labor laws, it's also about sanity. On the same note regarding hard working and taking a break, I was also told some time ago by a mentor I respect tremendously: "There is a difference between hard and stupid. Be smart and take a break." That single advice resonated and put things back into the proper perspective.
  5. Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Please help me in welcoming, Peggy Duncan to the Swarm. Peggy comes to us from that other platform.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Peggy Duncan - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of Peggy Duncan on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/03/2017 #9 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Peggy Duncan welcome to beBee!
    Looking forward to your buzzes
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/03/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Welcome to beBee @Peggy Duncan. I love your header photo on your homepage.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/03/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Extending a warm welcome to beBee, Peggy Duncan
    John White, MBA
    09/03/2017 #6 John White, MBA
    Welcome to the hive, Peggy!
    Yogesh Sukal
    09/03/2017 #5 Yogesh Sukal
    Welcome to the bebee platform @Peggy Duncan
    Dean Owen
    09/03/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    Hi Peggy!
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/03/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    Welcome to beBee @Peggy Duncan! I think you will find beBee refreshingly different. Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for introducing Peggy to the swarm....
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    09/03/2017 #2 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Welcome, Peggy!
    Looking forward to your buzzes on productivity...
    David B. Grinberg
    09/03/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Hi @Peggy Duncan! Welcome to beBee land, we are very pleased you're here. I'm another ambassador, like Paul, just not as smart or savvy (but I'm learning).
    I do know that anyone Paul recommends is sure to be an asset to this site. I look forward to reading and engaging with your blogging buzz and other content.
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Dean Owen
  6. 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...
  7. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    You are an amazing person!
    You are an amazing person!I saw this post on LinkedIn from Liz Ryan. 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? Liz RyanReinvention RoadmapReinvention Roadmap will teach you...


    Mohamed Amroussi
    09/03/2017 #21 Mohamed Amroussi
    Amazing and unique
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/03/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent share and thank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee. Liz Ryan is an impressive and amazing writer.
    Jean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝
    07/03/2017 #18 Jean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝
    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 🐝 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, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    COPY and TWEET:
    #LizRyan: "You are an amazing person!"
    #PersonalBranding on #beBee
    @humanworkplace #careers & #jobs = the WHOLE YOU!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    07/03/2017 #15 Sandra 🐝 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 🐝 Cardwell
    07/03/2017 #13 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    @Javier 🐝 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 🐝 Grandy
    07/03/2017 #12 Donald 🐝 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 🐝 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 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    07/03/2017 #10 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Muy bueno!!! Great!!!
    Steve Brady
    07/03/2017 #9 Steve Brady
    #8 Your comment is so encouraging - thanks @Deb 🐝 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 🐝 Helfrich
    07/03/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 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 🐝 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 🐝 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 🐝 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 🐝 beBee? Or is that going too far?
    David B. Grinberg
    07/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    #1 I concur with @Deb 🐝 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 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    07/03/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 Thanks for mentioning me in your post. I'm always happy to give beBee a good plug!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    07/03/2017 #3 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Glad you shared this here, Javier. I was thinking of doing the same!
  8. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    My 10-Point Plan For Career Success At Any Age
    My 10-Point Plan For Career Success At Any AgeAnyone who wants to achieve lasting career success first needs a potent plan to find their place in the fluid 21st century workplace. This is Part 2 of my "Rapid Career Success Plan" -- which is especially applicable to Millennials (Generation Y)...


    David B. Grinberg
    05/03/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I appreciate your gracious support -- as always -- and I'm pleased you found this post to be relevant. Keep buzzing!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    05/03/2017 #26 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Yet another fantastic article @David B. Grinberg! Am sharing it with all the young people I know!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Believe! That's one thing that keeps me going :)) @David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    07/05/2016 #24 David B. Grinberg
    #23 I'm grateful for your kind words, @🐝 Fatima Williams, and pleased you found this blog post to be helpful. Your positive feedback is most appreciated!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    07/05/2016 #23 🐝 Fatima Williams
    I read it, shared it but did not thankk you @David B. Grinberg for this excellent post. So here I go. Avoiding the read is a mere loss to the reader.This is the kind of message that so many need to read, to know and to explore the opportunities that are available or unknown to them. A great post to audience of all kinds.
    Your indelible influence on the posts you share is that of a good advisor, coach and writer. Thanks again.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/05/2016 #20 David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    07/05/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    #18 Thanks so much, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that really means a lot -- especially coming from a prolific blogger like you. I'm grateful for your positive feedback , which is always most appreciated! Moreover, I encourage all bees to check out your excellent blog. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/05/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg this article is so inspiring I had to stop and write. Reading your words seems like having a conversation one on one. Thank you for your beautiful storytelling. Excellent advice!
    David B. Grinberg
    06/05/2016 #17 David B. Grinberg
    #16 Many thanks @Cory Galbraith, I really appreciate your kind words and gracious support, kind sir. I'm glad folks have found this post to be helpful. Again, just trying to follow in your footsteps, but they're big shoes to fill, my friend!
    Cory Galbraith
    06/05/2016 #16 Cory Galbraith
    David, you're really killing it here on BB with these great career articles. Keep 'em coming! I have been sharing them with all the young people I know who are looking for work.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/05/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    #14 Thanks for your valuable feedback, Tausif, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2016 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    I never came across someone who worked in US Congress. I have read innumerable articles about US Congress and its functioning. I was totally immersed in your post, you have dealt with the entire topic very beautifully by citing examples of your experiences. I liked your post in its entirety. I agree with you that we need to re-invent ourselves constantly in order to be competitive.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    06/05/2016 #13 Qamar Ali Khan
    This is a wonderful buzz @David B. Grinberg! Thanks for sharing!
    Brian McKenzie
    06/05/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    If I didn't have bad luck - I wouldn't have no luck at all. https://youtu.be/8AodHdQ4O_U
    Which is why I prefer to work with Red Teams - I know how to break things well - I know how to bring havoc and mayhem to things. I see the break and fault long down the road - I know how to find, nurture, coddle, and launch the break for profit and entertainment. If I can't avoid bad luck - you are damn right that I am going to saddle it and ride it for all it is worth.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/05/2016 #10 David B. Grinberg
    To showcase the prowess of beBee Producer, please tweet or retweet this on Twitter https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze
    David B. Grinberg
    06/05/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    @Javier 🐝 beBee: I received 600% more reads in 1-day per posting this on beBee compared to 3-days on LinkedIn Pulse (3,000 reads vs. 500). THOUGHTS? cc: @John White, MBA @Jim 🐝 Cody @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Juan Imaz @Teresa Gezze
    NO one
    05/05/2016 #8 NO one
    Great advice and beBee mention there David!
    Dean Owen
    05/05/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    This is excellent. Some people are fortunate to stumble into a lucrative and rewarding career, but most of the time you need to make your own luck!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    05/05/2016 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg foe sharing such good advise
  9. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    The Critical Importance of Mentors to Landing Your Dream Job
    The Critical Importance of Mentors to Landing Your Dream JobMiguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: “Believe there are no limits…”That’s exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....


    Katyan Roach
    08/03/2017 #28 Katyan Roach
    Another insightful post @David B. Grinberg!
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your kind words and gracious support @Savvy Raj @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Doug Ales, many thanks! Mentoring is indeed important to career success, especially for a new generation of leadership (Millennials and Gen Z). That's not to say that mentors are absolutely essential to get ahead, but they definitely help immensely in learning new skills, refining old skills, networking and making new contacts within one's given field of work.
    cc: @Milos Djukic @Ali Anani @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Katyan Roach
    Doug Ales
    06/03/2017 #26 Doug Ales
    Well done David!
    Savvy Raj
    06/03/2017 #24 Savvy Raj
    Great share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg View more
    Great share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg . Certainly sharing this on the hive Life snd living . Close
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #23 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for sharing your important insights, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @debasish majumder @Andrew Books. One thing's for sure: I had a lot more energy in my early 20s (lol). However, it really comes down to motivation and how badly one wants to achieve the goal they set, regardless of how far away it may appear at first.
    As a Gen Xer, I think it's incumbent to mentor Millennials and their younger demographic cohort, Gen Z -- similar to how older generations mentored us. Thank you Boomers and WWII generation. (aka "The Greatest Generation" per journalist Tom Brokaw's book). The results of mentoring someone may indeed be game changing for those being mentored and also a fulfilling for the mentors. It's always nice to give something back.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/03/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I love this story @David B. Grinberg. Agree, hard work and determination do pay off. I would have never made it as a Respiratory Technician (no college), OJT- had it not been for certain mentors who taught me so much, things I never forgot and also encouraged the human side to surface when needed because it's such a stressful job. That job set the stage for many things in my life. Thanks for sharing your story, these stories inspire.
    Andrew Books
    06/03/2017 #20 Andrew Books
    Have to love the drive and determination to get to where you wanted to be, David...buttressed by the fact that you did something no one thought possible. I've had mentors in my lifetime...some good, a few ...not so much. YOU could say I learned more about what not to do vs. what to do.....lesson learned all the same!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/03/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I have had a few mentors throughout my career. I must say I learned a lot from them and carry their teachings with me today. Much of what I learned was specific to the insurance industry, however, there was also learning of a more personal nature. For example, how to do what I want to do with me. I was my biggest problem after my husband passed away.

    So I buried myself in my work and listened intently to what was taught, This was my way of blotting out depressing thoughts. One of my mentors was one of my managers. I learned a lot from her and we went through some trying times when the portion of the company we worked for was bought out. She hired me, mentored me, promoted me and was the manager that performed my interview when I retired.

    I love your story, David, and I agree mentoring is a great tool in helping others learn.
    debasish majumder
    05/03/2017 #18 debasish majumder
    mentors are of immense gravity to shape ones character and career. Great read. an illuminating post indeed @David B. Grinberg! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Joyce Bowen
    05/03/2017 #16 Joyce Bowen
    A terrific read--goes unsaid. Such an inspiring story.
    Robert Cormack
    05/03/2017 #15 Robert Cormack
    We all get a little "luck and timing," @David B. Grinberg. It's up to us to make the most of both. As the years wear on, though, luck and timing aren't nearly as important as experience. You can rely on the experience, but luck and timing tend to fade, and there comes a time when coincidences are few and far between. Experiences keeps you going, especially in writing. As long as you can write, you've got something. Thanks for the post.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    05/03/2017 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Another home run David here!!! Great post of new Buzz!!! regards, Bill Stankiewicz, Supply Chain Executive
    Paul Walters
    05/03/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    @David B. Grinberg Great piece as always David
    Warren Kellam
    05/03/2017 #12 Warren Kellam
    #11 I think you're spot on with your ten point plan, David. Fifteen years ago I met the love of my life, and she has been my greatest mentor. I've had many, but she has been my anchor to all of the others. I'm a young fifty-five year old who recently obtained his dream of receiving a college degree. I was a terrible student in high school, whose only concern was to be done with sitting in a chair staring at a chalkboard. In my forties my wife saw my desire to learn and suggested I go to college and pursue my dream. At forty seven I enrolled in college and excelled to the top of my class obtaining a BA in sociology. Persistence, perseverance, and patience were my three P's. My wife taught me that anything is possible if you want it bad enough.

    We probably wouldn't agree on politics, David. But I respect your accomplishments, writing skills, and tenacity. It's never too late to try something new, and your ten point plan is an awesome roadmap to get there. Well done.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/03/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell View more
    Just a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS @Devesh Bhatt @Warren Kellam @Gert Scholtz @Wayne Yoshida.
    Also, Warren, I agree with you that "there is much more to the equation" and would be grateful for your feedback on this https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/my-10-point-plan-for-career-success-at-any-age Close
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/03/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    Good people always come.along. i wasnt lucky to spend much working time under a mentor who shifted to Honeywell. She was my best boss and the only one to give me an experience letter, references and the only one who is doing great in life. Others just bombed despite amazing project successes.
    But now, before the big leap in my profession amazingly she is back to guide me , well on the phone for now but things work out beautifully.

    Having a mentor certainly saves a lot of timw and effort.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    05/03/2017 #7 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Awesome stories @David B. Grinberg! I've had several great mentors over the years in my various careers. One of my first mentors is Dr Kim Bishop whilst I was studying at Kings College. Her humour, work ethic and kindness were truly inspirational. I used the only in-mail LinkedIn allowed me and got in touch last year. She's still amazing! One of my more recent mentors is a chap called Bob Percival (Uncle Bob) who is 82! His energy and boundless enthusiasm for life are really inspiring. Believe it or not his father knew my father in the early 50's in Hoylake. Uncle Bob's father ran the swimming club and my father was one of the top swimmers there and a lifeguard!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    05/03/2017 #6 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Incredible stories. Mentors are huge. Like reading a book, having a mentor and modeling the best can leap you ahead of others, without.
  10. 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 Bowen
    Joyce Bowen
    09/03/2017 #35 Joyce 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 Bowen
    06/03/2017 #31 Joyce Bowen
    Great post. I, too, find any kind of networking difficult.
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/03/2017 #30 Wayne Yoshida
    #29 Excellent @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell ! Thank you for sharing and commenting - and let us know how it went!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    06/03/2017 #29 Claire L 🐝 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 ✌️ Wyatt
    06/03/2017 #23 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #22 Who do you?
    Brian McKenzie
    06/03/2017 #22 Brian McKenzie
    #21 Who do you think the Bolsheviks were / are ?
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    06/03/2017 #21 Chas ✌️ 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 . . . .
  11. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Looks like an interesting event in Orange County, Calif. I'm going!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Keeping Honda, Honda: A Study in Brand Management
    www.eventbrite.com Do not miss this exclusive event! Join fellow OC marketing executives as Tom Peyton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing for American Honda Motor Co. walks us through his experiences in steering a global brand through generational changes,...
  12. ProducerBob McIntosh

    Bob McIntosh

    Job seekers, surround yourselves with these 5 people
    Job seekers, surround yourselves with these 5 peopleIncreasingly more job seekers are opening up to me saying the hardest part of being unemployed is the emotional drain they feel. Some will tell me they've never felt worse in their life.Sure, money is an issue, but it's the fear, uncertainty, anger,...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The types of people listed above, I surround myself with. When I was younger I allowed people to walk all over me because I was afraid to stand up for myself and others. I'm glad maturation and time fixed that! Welcome to beBee @Bob McIntosh View more
    The types of people listed above, I surround myself with. When I was younger I allowed people to walk all over me because I was afraid to stand up for myself and others. I'm glad maturation and time fixed that! Welcome to beBee @Bob McIntosh! Close
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/03/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I like positive people around me all the time.There is no room in my life for negative and disrespectful people. This is a very timely and well-written post. Welcome to beBee, @Bob McIntosh.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    01/03/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Those are the kind of people you should surround yourself with no matter what, in my opinion. I've come to the point in my life where I can no longer tolerate negative, depressing, unsupportive people around me, so I have systematically eliminated them from my life. Thanks for this post. I enjoyed reading it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    01/03/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    PS - Thank you @John White, MBA for boinking and sharing this post by Bob McIntosh. I missed it the first time around, and it is timeless advice.
    Robert Cormack
    01/03/2017 #3 Robert Cormack
    I agree, @Bob McIntosh, it's easy to slip into negativity if it's all around you. I visited a friend who's establishing a B&B in a small town. Everywhere was hustle and bustle, yet I found out she'd had a tough year. Despite that, she up, confident, making lots of plans. It's always heartening when you see that. I've always said, it isn't about brains or connections or luck. More than anything, it's resilience.
    Wayne Yoshida
    01/03/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent post and good to see you here, @Bob McIntosh . When I went through "job transition" I tried to keep away from all the negative and bitter people I stated to meet. Negativity is so contagious, it only takes one person to kill an entire day or week or month. By avoiding those people and finding better people to hang around with - made the days and weeks much more productive.
    Joyce Bowen
    01/03/2017 #1 Joyce Bowen
    Great advice
  13. Jethro Ecal

    Jethro Ecal

    Jethro Ecal
    Why Outsource to the Philippines?
    www.staffvirtual.com The Philippines has a proven track record of success in providing world-class business process outsourcing (BPO) services. Save 70% or more by...
  14. Jethro Ecal

    Jethro Ecal

    Jethro Ecal
    McDonald's worker with Down syndrome Russell O'Grady celebrates 30 years in the job  | Daily Mail Online
    www.dailymail.co.uk A McDonald's worker with Down syndrome has been delighting customers at Northmead McDonald's, Sydney, for 30 years. Russell O'Grady, 48, (pictured 1986) is now a local hero in the...
  15. Jethro Ecal

    Jethro Ecal

    What is an Executive Virtual Assistant?

    Virtual Assistant services are popular nowadays because entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups save a lot of time and money through them. Particularly in demand are Executive Virtual Assistants. An Executive Virtual Assistant, or EVA, is a person who provides high-level administrative support to entrepreneurs or companies remotely or "virtually". They perform tasks and other details as dictated by the client through email, chat, fax, telephone, and any other way agreed upon. You can count on EVAs to deliver quality support to help your business meet its goals.

    source: staffvirtual.com


  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Some advice on how to cope with the new LinkedIn user interface, by Jason Terry

  17. Alanea Kowalski

    Alanea Kowalski

    "The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said" Peter Drucker Alanea Kowalski


    Yogesh Sukal
    21/02/2017 #1 Yogesh Sukal
    Because sometimes silence tells the truth...
  18. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Simon Says:
    "Start with Why"

    Could be something to consider when doing - anything. For career management, think about this with your audience in mind -- how to convince someone to hire you - how do you create **desire** for someone to hire you?

    Greg Johnson and I use a portion of this to explain how important and powerful this concept can be during an interview and how this can be used to beef up one's profile and personal branding.
    How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek
    How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek http://www.ted.com Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"...
  19. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Personal branding, your differentiation and value added for your professional life
    Personal branding, your differentiation and value added for your professional lifeWe often get confused about what our personal is and its value for our professional life. Which social networks is it appropriate to post material for one or the other? How do you keep the two as separate as possible? Should our private, personal,...


    Wayne Yoshida
    17/02/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    @Juan Imaz - excellent article on personal branding and the beBee affinity networking concept. I'd like to add how powerful one's brand can become if personal interests intersect with professional interests.

    For example, in my current job as technical writer for a natural gas fuel systems company, I am always working with "automotive technology" and "mechanics" which are also personal passions of mine.

    I am also very involved in electronics and radio (RF) technology and have enjoyed my career in those industries.

    And finally, I enjoy teaching and helping others, so I am involved with educational plus hobby activities such as Maker Faire. I am blessed with actually enjoying my work and loving my job.
    Virginia Silveira
    16/02/2017 #24 Anonymous
    #23 It's a good idea @Donald 🐝 Grandy!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/02/2017 #23 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Donald 🐝 Grandy very interesting !! we will do it ! CC @Juan Imaz @Virginia Silveira @Marta Carretero Garcia @Rafael García Romano
    Juan Imaz
    16/02/2017 #22 Juan Imaz
    #20 thanks Donald . We will certainly do it in the future! CC @Javier 🐝 beBee
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    15/02/2017 #21 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Our online presence is becoming more noticed every day and beBee is our road to successful branding. Very true @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman

    Our personal online presence is key to success - This says it all :)
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    15/02/2017 #20 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Very informative and helpful post @Juan Imaz. Have you considered offering a "beBee Personal Brand Certification On-Line Course" for marketing and sales professionals? beBee is on the leading edge of Personal Branding. Thanks for sharing.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    15/02/2017 #19 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Great post @Juan Imaz! I agree entirely with "Why don’t you showcase a complete and interesting you so that next time you are Googled you will be the one that shines from the crowd?" Have shared this article across my platforms.
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/02/2017 #18 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you! I now have the extra goodie I try to put into my weekly updates of BrandBrainTrust. This will play nicely with next weeks Blog as well.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Well structured and informative post, Juan. Our online presence is becoming more noticed every day and beBee is our road to successful branding.
    debasish majumder
    14/02/2017 #16 debasish majumder
    enjoyed your elaborate explanation of the gravity of this beBee platform nicely @Juan Imaz! thank you for the share.
    Andrew Young
    14/02/2017 #15 Andrew Young
    Great post @Juan Imaz!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #13 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great information on #personalbranding. The chart on the difference in perceptions and reality of job seekers is shocking for the US.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    13/02/2017 #12 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    This is the definitive reason why you need a powerful personal brand. Great read.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/02/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee is a great place to meet new people through your interests and passions. You can easily showcase your personal brand while connecting with other like-minded people.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/02/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Juan, for sharing your exemplary insights and advice about the importance of personal branding and how to enhance one's personal brand in today's ubiquitous mobile, digital and virtual information age. This is most helpful, as always, and I've shared in three hives: "Social Marketing Solutions" and "Social Media Marketing" and "Personal Branding."
    Again, your brilliant buzz is most appreciated, Juan!
    Robin Barton
    13/02/2017 #7 Robin Barton
    love the buzz Juan!
    Robin Barton
    13/02/2017 #6 Robin Barton
    Excellent insights and great graphics!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/02/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Your personal online presence is key to success" It is as simple as that. And the more you participate in social media as a whole person, showcasing who you are right alongside what you do, the more likely you are to run into the sorts of opportunities that will bring joy and fulfillment into your life.
  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Video: Loving Your LinkedIn Profile The Good, the Bad and The Beautiful!

    Tips from @Viveka vonRosen and @Kate Paine

    These tips work well for beBee and other social platforms.

    Bonus for beBee and Bees!
    At 46:54 @John White, MBA gets a mention!

    At 1:35:48, bebee gets some "air time"

    cc: @John White, MBA, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Teresa Gezze,
    Loving Your LinkedIn Profile The Good, the Bad and The Beautiful!
    Loving Your LinkedIn Profile The Good, the Bad and The Beautiful! Recording of Loving Your LinkedIn Profile with Kate...


    Jim 🐝 Cody
    16/02/2017 #1 Jim 🐝 Cody
    A good plug for my good fr @John White, MBA
  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Video: Conflict Resolution --
    Like all management advice, this may be over-simplified for the real world. What if the parties refuse to communicate with each other?

    How did you resolve your conflict problem?
    Wayne Yoshida
    Conflict Resolution: Using
    www.mindtools.com Resolving conflict is a key part of a manager’s role. Do it effectively by taking a positive, courteous and non-confrontational...
  22. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Work Can Be Stressful...and What to Do about It.
    intentionalemployee.com Work can be stressful if you let it. There are things you can do to reduce that stress to a manageable level and enjoy your job. Read five tips...
  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Putting the Customer First -- Or Not? A video comment from Simon Sinek. I like the story about the Four Seasons Hotel.
    Simon Sinek: Actually, the Customer Is Not Always Right
    Simon Sinek: Actually, the Customer Is Not Always Right This will be music to the ears of anyone who's ever worked in customer service. Is this old managerial adage doing companies more harm than good? Simon...
  24. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Sometimes, an old-fashioned telephone call is the best way to respond

    I do have one thing to add to the intro to this post: E-mail creates a record of the discussion, often very useful for later reference. Hint: Immediately after the phone call, respond via e-mail, re-capping the conversation.
    Wayne Yoshida
    When Is a Phone Call Better Than an Email? 6 Times When You Should Take It Offline
    blog.hubspot.com Discover the occasions when it's better to make a call, instead of sending an...
  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Some Hints for Better Visibility in 2017 --
    Wayne Yoshida
    The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans
    blog.hubspot.com Content marketing is competitive, and the modern reader has a short attention span. How do you get them to click and read your...
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