Posts Tagged ‘people’

How I Manage My LinkedIn Network

The other day I received an invitation to join someone’s LinkedIn network. This was a person I worked with at a previous company a few years back. I declined the invitation because I didn’t really know the guy. He worked in a different department and I don’t even recall a one-on-one conversation we ever had. Read the rest of this entry →

How to Get Hired

At Rosetta Stone, we’re looking for a senior-level Interaction Designer to help us out on the Web Strategy team. This isn’t a call for resumes or anything, but if you do happen to be interested or know someone who is, by all means send them this way.

At any rate, as I’ve been receiving and screening candidates, I’ve been disappointed with the quality of candidate resumes and portfolios and thought I’d offer some tips to help job-seeking designers maximize the possibility of getting an offer of employment.

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Meeting Pet Peaves

I started this post a month ago and have written and re-written it numerous times. I’ve been trying to come up with eloquent ways to talk about how to improve meetings. But I seem uninspired by that and would rather just pine about the things that bother me instead.

What I think would improve meetings the most would be to infuse some rigorousness into the way we schedule and conduct meetings. Without further adieu, here are my top-5 complaints about meetings: Read the rest of this entry →

Let's Be Honest

Recently, I was reading the bios of the “executive team” for a local web design/development firm (undisclosed) and saw that a couple of them had “over 20 years experience” in the web industry. An acquaintance of mine at a different company states he has “over 10 years experience” on his bio. If that’s true, then he started doing web development when he was 14.

I guess that is not unfathomable, but honestly, how realistic is that? And what type of web projects were the other two guys working on back in 1987? Not saying it isn’t true, just really wondering about the robustness of truth in those bios. Perhaps we’re all a little guilty of this from time to time.

After reading all this, I started to wonder about a couple things.
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