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A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume - Quartz

This question originally appeared on Quora: What do recruiters look for in a resume at first glance? Answer by Ambra Benjamin, Engineering Recruiter. I don't look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online. There has been for many decades, a mysterious Wizard of Oz-type viewpoint of the recruiting world that I...
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Free Resume Builder Online · Resume.com

Free Resume Builder Online · Resume.com | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Resume.com is a resume hosting and job service provider. We allow job seekers to create resumes and employers to view them. Visit us today!
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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 12:54 PM
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 10:45 AM

Who knew...and folks tell me to turn it down :-)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 5:12 AM

Classical or instrumental music enhances mental performance more than music with lyrics. Music can make rote or routine tasks (think folding laundry or filing papers) less boring and more enjoyable. Runners who listen to music go faster. But when you need to give learning and remembering your full attention, silence is golden

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What Comes First The Customer, or Marketing and Innovation?

What Comes First The Customer, or Marketing and Innovation? | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Focusing on customers to the exclusion of everyone and everything else can kill a business just as easily as neglect.

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janlgordon's comment, December 15, 2013 11:40 PM
Marty Koenig, Thank you Marty! You are so right, if we keep talking to each other and following popular trends, it's very possible that we will miss the boat. .
Charles Rein's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:15 PM

The Idea of the Customer comes first, then the plan to pull them into your market

Ray Beauchamp's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:23 PM

"the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs".

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‘Content Shock’, Curation and The Golden Opportunity

‘Content Shock’, Curation and The Golden Opportunity | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
At what point does the exponential increase in content production make the cost of trying to grab and hold attention no longer cost-effective?

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janlgordon's curator insight, January 26, 2014 2:00 PM

Quite a stir was made a week ago, when Mark Schaefer published his Content Shock article on the businessesgrow blog.

 

A paraphrasing of the question he asked was, ‘At what point does the exponential increase in content production make the cost of trying to grab and hold attention no longer cost-effective?’

 

The topic resonated me as well as many others and the responses were swift, including  Shel Holtz, Sonia Simone of Copyblogger and Marty Smith, the first two of which are discussed in the piece published in curatti.com (Marty’s piece was published too late to be included).

 

 

We don’t feel that Content Shock is something that any of us need to be concerned over. 

 

Let’s not forget that

 

As content continues to grow, search keeps pace by constantly improving. “

 

Semantic Search may be beyond most people now, but it will become a part of everyone’s life even if in the same mysterious way that a car engine helps that wonderful machine convey us from point A to point B.”

 

And amongst those who stand to gain from the situation are:

 

“Discerning Curators who understand the needs of their readers because they are consumers of the same content, only sharing what blows them away!”

 

… a statement which is at least partly backed up here by an end user perspective:

 

When I need to research something, I go to a few trusted sources and get what I want, when I want it.”

 

 

The message to readers is: “If someone is out there filtering the deluge of articles that you might otherwise have to work your own way through…. it removes the burden of you having to deal with the ever growing content mountain.”

 

So is Content Shock real?  With all the excellent curators and filtering tools available ....... Only for those who insist on reading every source for themselves


Reviewed and written by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

janlgordon's comment, January 26, 2014 5:45 PM
Massimo, thank you, happy you liked the article
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Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

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janlgordon's comment, June 13, 2014 6:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 2014 9:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

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Dango - Your Emoji Assistant

Dango - Your Emoji Assistant | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

Dango appears in any messaging app, and helps you quickly find emoji, stickers, and GIFs, by understanding what you type using deep learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 12:45 AM

Seems strange to connect deep learning with emojis! Anyway, you can play around on the site typing in messages and seeing how the site converts them to emojis or you can download the app and see if your studemts can communicate with emojis and no words.

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Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

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janlgordon's comment, June 13, 2014 6:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 2014 9:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

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QwikSlides: Presentation creator from ClassTools.net

QwikSlides: Presentation creator from ClassTools.net | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Create a multimedia presentation in just a few seconds and embed it on your blog, website or wiki!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 1:02 AM

Very easy way to create online presentations.

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Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive

Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
With Swipe, your presentation ends up where your students are looking: on their devices, in their hands. Ask questions with polls to see what they know and want to know to guide the pace of your lectures. Swipe promotes a more engaged and smarter classroom, whether physical or online. It’s as easy as sharing a link.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 4, 12:28 PM

A tool for getting your presentations online and making them interactive.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 5, 8:50 AM
Looks Fun, let's try
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, July 6, 2:42 AM
Just another presentation tool? I don't think so... interaction is completely integrated and mobile visibility has become a clear goal. Worth a try!
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Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron

Free HTML5 Online Animation Maker, Banner Maker and Video Maker | Animatron | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

Make engaging and compelling animations online for your business or school. Create explainer videos, animated marketing videos, training videos and presentations. Make HTML5 banners and interactive video content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 15, 12:48 AM

This looks good. You can make up to 5 public projects on the free account.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, July 16, 4:12 AM
Aplicação de animação gráfica web gratuita.
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Periodic Table of Educational Technology

Periodic Table of Educational Technology | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Get connected with native speakers from around the world to finally & really learn, chat & practice your new language easily! ...and it's FREE! Guaranteed to accelerate your language-learning!
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Researchers Push to Study MDMA And Effects on Empathy

Researchers Push to Study MDMA And Effects on Empathy | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Two researchers are calling for rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA (ecstasy) to identify exactly how the drug promotes strong feelings of empathy, according to a Commentary in the journal Cell. Such research may help researchers develop new therapeutic compounds, particularly for autism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

MDMA is described as an “empathogen,” a compound that promotes feelings of empathy and close positive social feelings in users. The drug is a strictly regulated Schedule I compound, a category reserved for substances with no accepted medical use and high abuse potential.
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How Music Can Improve Memory

How Music Can Improve Memory | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Songs and rhymes can be used to remember all kinds of information. A study just published in the journal Memory and Cognition finds that adults learned a new language more effectively when they sang the words instead of spoke them. Even great literature is susceptible to this treatment. Book Tunes, a collaboration between educational entrepreneur Jonathan Sauer and hip-hop artist Andy Bernstein (he performs under the name Abdominal), turns long, wordy books into compact, catchy raps, spoken over an insistent beat.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 2015 7:22 PM
Songs and rhymes can be used to remember all kinds of information. A study just published in the journal Memory and Cognition finds that adults learned a new language more effectively when they sang the words instead of spoke them. Even great literature is susceptible to this treatment. Book Tunes, a collaboration between educational entrepreneur Jonathan Sauer and hip-hop artist Andy Bernstein (he performs under the name Abdominal), turns long, wordy books into compact, catchy raps, spoken over an insistent beat.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Music

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Most Coveted Digital Marketing Skills for 2014

Most Coveted Digital Marketing Skills for 2014 | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
These are the digital marketing skills advertising and Fortune 500 marketing executives value and need the most for 2014.

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Siri Anderson's curator insight, February 1, 2014 9:16 AM

Interesting to consider as well from various roles/ fields -- what are the missing skills in social media amongst teachers, nurses, social workers, parents, students, police officers etc.

Frederic Hohl's curator insight, February 2, 2014 5:55 PM

What talents in digital marketing companies will look for in 2014

Thiago Gomes de Lima's curator insight, February 15, 2014 6:49 AM
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Create Dynamic Headlines to Draw Your Readers In - Here's How

Create Dynamic Headlines to Draw Your Readers In - Here's How | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
How do you get your headlines to inspire a click? I’ve created a cheat sheet that spells out nine effective tips based on the word H-E-A-D-L-I-N-E-S.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:15 PM

Useful list, good reminders.  And there are headline evaluators out there using the emotion principle.  Here's one:

http://www.aminstitute.com/headline/


~  Deb

janlgordon's comment, December 11, 2013 1:00 AM
Deb Nystrom Thanks for your comment and for this link, very helpful, I really appreciate it!
harish magan's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:24 PM

As we all know there's so much content flying by especially on Twitter, being able to grab someone's attention is key. Learning how to craft a headline that draws the reader in is a must.

 

There are great tips in here

 

Here are a few that caught my attention:

 

E is for empathy.

 

Jay Baer, author of the great marketing book “Youtility,” points out in social media today, your messages are delivered alongside those of your reader’s friends and family. To earn their attention and trust, you too have to achieve friend status. The best way to accomplish this is to show your reader you understand their problems and care.

 

"You’re Going to Love These Free Analytics Apps" 


S is for success


The oldest and most proven approach to headline nirvana is delivering a little bundle of success.Of course, you need insights into how your readers define success. When you have them, speak to them.

 

 "Nine Headline Tricks Sure to Boost Your Leads"


A is for ask


The question headline is enormously effective—provided you ask a question your target audience wants to know the answer to.

 

"How Do You Write More Magnetic Headlines?"


Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti coveringCuration, Social Business and Beyond


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30 Instagram Rules for Your Businesses that Drive Results

30 Instagram Rules for Your Businesses that Drive Results | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
If you're looking for help with how to use to Instagram, here are 30 Instagram rules for businesses!

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janlgordon's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:02 PM

I selected this article by Jenn Hermann who is doing a 12 month series for Curatti on how to use Instagram to create amazing results for your business. I had the great pleasure of meeting Jenn on Instagram and she knows what she's talking about!


Here's an intro:


"If you’re struggling with how to use Instagram as part of your marketing strategy, it might be because you don’t know what to do and what not to do."


Here are some highlights that caught my attention:


Complete your bio with relevant information


Include your website in the bio – this is the only place where you can include a hyperlink


Do NOT share every Instagram post to Facebook or Twitter. Give people a reason to follow you here


Do not follow everyone that follows you – follow only those with similar interests or engagement


Thank and engage with everyone who commented on your post and use the @ before their name otherwise they won't see it


If you like this topic, we will be covering this once a month - join us and stay informed on how to navigate the digital world - great articles written by professionals who area successful in their area of expertise  - Lots more coming.................join us


 Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today


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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:09 AM

Instagram is een social fotoplatform dat een enorme groei heeft doorgemaakt. Een goed voorbeeld ook van de voortdurende trend en de waardering van mobiele gebruikers voor het delen van meer visuele informatie. 

 

Het artikel geeft een overzicht van alle do's en don'ts, en geeft goede tips hoe je Instagram voor je bedrijf kunt gebruiken.

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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 19, 12:43 AM

My ebook with lesson plans and photocopiable materials.

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Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

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janlgordon's comment, June 13, 2014 6:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 2014 9:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

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20 free ebooks for designers

We've done some extensive research and found these brilliant free ebooks for you to download and read – but let us know in the comments if you've come across a good book we've missed!
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Showbox - Your Online Video Maker | Quality Video Creator

Showbox - Your Online Video Maker | Quality Video Creator | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Looking to make studio quality videos? You've come to the right place! Make promo videos, YouTube videos & more with Showbox's cloud based online video maker

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 4, 12:25 PM

This looks like a great tool for making student projects look professional.

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Online Grammar Tools

Online Grammar Tools | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

I hope you enjoy these sites and find them useful. If you want more grammar related sites just click the link to see more Grammar links


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DocAten's curator insight, July 25, 10:13 AM
Allez, on révise son anglais et en particulier la grammaire !
Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, July 27, 12:24 AM
I hope one another website to provide study material for banking sector, see it  http://www.oureducity.com/
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 27, 11:29 AM
These sites can be useful for ESL/EFL students.  Videos of grammar explanations and exercises in Grammar Flip can be helpful for independent practice.
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The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- Campus Technology

The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks -- Campus Technology | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
We've collected an updated roster of resources that offer quality learning content without the high price tag of traditional texts.

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EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training

EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

Individualized training with in-depth analytics.Human evaluations for Writing and Speaking.Integrated platforms for students, professors and administrators. The future of TOEFL training is here.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 1:42 AM

Great free tool for anyone wanting to do or help students to do the TOEFL test.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, July 23, 10:49 PM
Great platform for ESL
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IS PHOTOGRAPHY STORYTELLING?

The term "storytelling" gets applied to a lot of things. As it used to be commonly associated with literature now seems applicable to a wider range o

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