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LinkedIn Groups - Which one should I Join [Video] - Career Pivot

LinkedIn Groups - Which one should I Join [Video] - Career Pivot | International Career | Scoop.it
Which LinkedIn groups should you belong to and why? In my opinion, LinkedIn groups is the most powerful feature of LinkedIn. There are two reasons people join
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10 Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago - Forbes

10 Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago - Forbes | International Career | Scoop.it
Sustainability consultants have an average annual salary of $83,000 (indeed.com) Employment trend watchers have been pinpointing the sectors where jobs are anticipated to increase forever—every five years the BLS projects its own outlook and sites...
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Good question : New occupations or new ways of meeting existing needs ? Find out in this interesting article what's really hot and what types of talent are in high demand .

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5 Reasons You Should Research Your Job-Seeking Competition on LinkedIn | Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog

5 Reasons You Should Research Your Job-Seeking Competition on LinkedIn | Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog | International Career | Scoop.it
Try using LinkedIn as a research tool (whether you’re in an active job search or just considering looking around) to gauge your fitness in the job market, for these reasons
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For your personal brand you need to make a SWOT analysis. Use social media to gather information about your competitors

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For your personal brand you need to make a SWOT analysis. Use social media to gather information about your competitors

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5 Powerful Career Drivers for The Future of Work - Forbes

5 Powerful Career Drivers for The Future of Work - Forbes | International Career | Scoop.it
Have you come up with any worthy New Years’ resolutions yet? Are they already broken? If not, or if so, relax and stay positive. It’s never too late to make a few career-focused resolutions.
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Do you know your personal brand's unique selling points? if not January is the perfect time to think about the kind of life and career you really want.

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Want to Work Abroad? Ask Questions First

Want to Work Abroad? Ask Questions First | International Career | Scoop.it
An overseas transfer isn't always good for the pocketbook. Before accepting, determine how you'll be paid and what relocation help you'll get.
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Moving abroad is not for everybody, find out what you need to know before saying yes to an international assignment.

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Fifth of international jobs don't work out as executives return home - Telegraph

Fifth of international jobs don't work out as executives return home - Telegraph | International Career | Scoop.it
A fifth of executives who move overseas for a new role with their multinational company give up and return home within two years – well before the end of their assignment – leaving businesses out of pocket and unable to exploit growth...
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Use Twitter to Find a Job

The election is over, confidence in the economy is up, and the job market is getting better, but it is still tight in most areas of the country.
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Does it pay to know your type?

Does it pay to know your type? | International Career | Scoop.it
In this infographic, you'll get an overview of the 16 types to give a sense of how these bigger-than-life personalities fit in the Myers-Briggs philosophy. The official test is based on Carl Jung’s work in psychological typology.
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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:14 AM

Well, the first claim that the unknown writer makes (no by-line attributed), that universities spend "millions of dollars" each year giving this personality test to their students, is just buncomb: a succinct fairly accurate version of Myers-Briggs is online for free, and that's what we ask students to take.  No one pays for the personality indicator except by means of time to take it and internet connectivity.

 

We then ask the students to write reflections of whether this type suits them or not, and what that means in terms of their study habits and needs. So students are not asked to conform to their types, as this article wants its readers to do; they are asked instead to analyze their typology for accuracy and helpfulness in understanding themselves and their type's relationship to their areas of study.

 

As for the "infographic," I've worked with students to analyze, as a survey, the questions and results of Myers-Briggs in argument classes before, and there's no doubt that the questions asked lead to the answers given.  So it's kind of bizzare that someone *ascribed* types to historical figures who never took the test (or if they did, never made their types known) and then show these figures as "typical" of the types.

 

I personally come up with two of my letters always changing back and forth (INTJ?  ENTP? INTP?  ENTJ?).

 

This "article" is misleading and silly.  In fact, I'll bet that many of these people actually did take the Myers-Briggs: the test was invented back in the '20s and '30s by a mother and daughter who wanted the daughter to marry, knowing what the man was really like.  Actually published in 1943, it was a standard psychological tool for many years; anyone who had psycological counseling in the '60s and '70s probably took it. 

 

So these unnamed writers of this article might do well to search archives and see if any of their reported personalities ever actually took the test.

 

But wait -- that would be real journalism.

Sorry.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 28, 2013 4:33 PM

Does it pay to know your type? Some say, yes; others say, no. Lot of study and information on personality traits/types. Do they have merit? What do you think?

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 29, 2013 9:53 AM

Great fun, just call me Peter the Great. :)

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What Skills To Look For Hiring Global Executives ?

What Skills To Look For Hiring Global Executives ? | International Career | Scoop.it
The most difficult challenge for an expat executive like a country general manager is to be able to find congruence between various opposite interests in a highly complex environment (see picture a...
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Look for technical and people skills as well as attitude toward change and other cultures.

 

Succesful global executives often share same traits: High EQ, pragmatic, open, curious, learners, risk-takers, negotiators, diplomats.

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You Can Now Easily Add Media to Your LinkedIn Profile » Linked Into Business | Linked Into Business

You Can Now Easily Add Media to Your LinkedIn Profile » Linked Into Business | Linked Into Business | International Career | Scoop.it
Its now easy to add video, presentations, images, your blog posts and more to your LinkedIn In Profile. Here's how!
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HOw to include word documents from  BOX.net, Slideshares presentations or Videos to your Linkefin profile ?

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How to Master Your Elevator Pitch

How to Master Your Elevator Pitch | International Career | Scoop.it
What exactly do you do, and why should I care? Here's how to tell it shorter and smarter.
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What an elevator pitch is NOT:  "An opportunity to exploit, use, bore, or terrorize someone trapped in an elevator with you."  James S. O'Rourke, a professor of management at the University of Notre Dame

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The Benefits Of Using Linkedin To Promote Small Business

The Benefits Of Using Linkedin To Promote Small Business | International Career | Scoop.it
Linkedin is a social network designed specifically for professional connections. lf you are a small business contemplating going online, you should add a social network like Linkedin into your mark...
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For job serach, consider building your personal brand as if you were buidling a small business called  (Me Inc.)

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Cross-cultural Variation in People‘s Prevailing Value Orientations

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How to understand cultures based on values rather than geography ?

 

Using only two dimensions each country is positioned according to its people's values and not its geographical location. Two dimensions measure cultural proximity, not geographical proximity.

 

Thus, Australia, Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain are cultural neighbors, reflecting their relatively similar values, despite their geographical dispersion.


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A double-edged sword: Expats and the Internet

A double-edged sword: Expats and the Internet | International Career | Scoop.it
“Great, let’s do it!” was my reaction when my husband phoned to tell me about a job he’d been offered in Azerbaijan. As soon as I’d hung up, I reached for the atlas to see where on earth I’d ...
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10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter | International Career | Scoop.it
No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, these are the types of questions that could come up in a typical interview.1. Why don’t you tell me about yourself?
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Some typical job interview questions and how to answer

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Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional

Curating vs. Collecting on Twitter for the Education Professional | International Career | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Twitter curation is not only for educators. If you are looking for a job, you need to stay up to date with what's going on in your target industries /companies/jobs

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NDgrazer's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:18 AM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.


Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# ;

 

 

Baptiste Morch's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:49 AM

 

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.

 

She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.

 

Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://langwitches.org/blog/2013/01/03/twitter-as-a-curation-tool/# 

 

 

Eduardo Lucas's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:50 PM

Important article.

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Resume Ranking Tools – The Best of the Best

Resume Ranking Tools – The Best of the Best | International Career | Scoop.it
How do you sift through hundreds of CV's in order to come up with the best candidates? Here we review two brilliant resume ranking tools, Bright.com's Score and Monster's 6Sense, who beat manual sorting hands down.
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Automated CV searches help find best candidate within few seconds by analysing keywords. 

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10 Secrets to Getting Yourself Headhunted

10 Secrets to Getting Yourself Headhunted | International Career | Scoop.it
“Where did you get my name?” If you receive a call from nowhere from a head-hunter, you’ll always ask this question. But you won’t get any real answer – from a professional head-hunter at least.
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Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation

Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation | International Career | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.


While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.



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Full article: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2012/12/sources-content-curation-inspiration/




Via Robin Good, Guillaume Decugis
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If you are serious about your job search or developing your career, you cannot ignore content curation. Not only you need to read a lot of articles in your field to stay up to date but you also need to add some analysis and offer your opinion if you want to build and keep your reputation as an expert. 99% of recruiters are using internet to search for candidates.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:08 PM

Learn to curate, then tech curation to your students.  This process embodies information fluency skills and critical reading.  This is the sweetspot for hitting the Common Core Standards and doing what you love: research! 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:01 PM

Looks like I have some reading to do :) 

 

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Find Organizations that Support Career Development - Simply Hired Blog

Find Organizations that Support Career Development - Simply Hired Blog | International Career | Scoop.it
It is often said that people join companies but leave managers.
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Job interviews are not only for the employers, ask the right questions to know if you like the company culture and if there is a process for talent development

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, March 27, 2013 12:35 PM

Sean helps understand the topics to frame your questions around when it comes your time in the interview. "So, do you have any questions for me?"

 

A question I have always used, "Can you provide examples of existing employees you have helped  grow their careers?".

 

This provides two clues, first, does the hiring manager walk the walk, and second, are employees staying with the company.

 

On the hiring side of the table, in my previous company I would always provide examples of employees who had grown in their career. Better yet, during the "walk about", I would intentionally introduce them to folks during the tour.

 

Even just observing how the hiring manager interacts with other employees as you take a tour can tell you many things about what is below the surface. During the interview process, use all of your senses to pick up on what is not being said.

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How to Better Manage Your Circles in Google+ | Peter G McDermott

How to Better Manage Your Circles in Google+ | Peter G McDermott | International Career | Scoop.it
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How to use Google + for better networking

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How To Write an Elevator Speech

How To Write an Elevator Speech | International Career | Scoop.it
Elevator speeches are supposed to grab investors' attention in less than a minute. What can you say in less than a minute that will make an investor (or a potential customer) interested in your business?
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Elevator pitches help you grab attention of potential investors, clients, recruiters, employers, professional partners and even friends. 

 

 

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Elevator Pitches: A Waste of Time For Entrepreneurs?

Elevator Pitches: A Waste of Time For Entrepreneurs? | International Career | Scoop.it
This post is for entrepreneurs who've had to painstakingly craft an effective 90 second elevator pitch to raise money from investors, and for those investors who've had to sit through what I'm sure have been both killer and horrid elevator pitches...
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The first impression people have of you determines how you will be remembered and an "elevator pitch"is a good way to answer the question What can you do for me ?

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