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How To Make Online Applications Easier

How To Make Online Applications Easier

I occasionally post Job Hunting and Personal Improvement post. This is one of them. When applying for a new job online it can be frustrating to have to use ridiculous online jobs portals and online submissions forms. In this post I share 12 ideas to make online job applications easier.

How To Conduct A Phone Interview – 13 Ideas

How To Conduct A Phone Interview – 13 Ideas

A phone interview is an excellent interview activity to include when you’re recruiting. I believe the phone interview is a really important step in the hiring process as it is an effective way for both parties (hiring manager and candidate) to speak to each other before a fully fledged face-to-face interview. The phone interview is not only cheaper to conduct than a face-to-face interview but it’s also much easier to arrange. Getting to speak to a candidate as soon as…

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How To Manage Time with people who make stuff

How To Manage Time with people who make stuff

Paul Graham has a great article on Manager schedules and Maker schedules on his blog. It’s a post I revisit every week as I strive to work out how to balance my management tendencies with the NVM Dev team’s desire to get stuff done. In a nutshell Paul makes the point that manager schedules tend to be hourly and based around meetings and time slots. Yet makers schedules tend to focus around un-interrupted blocks of time where they can make…

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Improve Your Memory With MOM

Improve Your Memory With MOM

I’ve been practicing with a new technique to improve my memory for the last few months with great success. It’s an approach by a man called Jim Kwik who uses the acronym MOM to help you improve your learning. Improve your memory with MOM

How To Support New Conference Speakers

How To Support New Conference Speakers

It’s so good to see new speakers on the speaking circuit recently and new initiatives, like Speak-easy, bringing fresh voices to our industry. However, new speakers are often incredibly nervous on stage. It’s natural – even seasoned conference speakers still get nervous – I still ask myself “Why Do I Do This?” before each talk. Here are a few tips on how to support new conference speakers.

The Slight Edge At Work

The Slight Edge At Work

The Slight Edge is a great book by Jeff Olson. The premise of the book is that in order to obtain the slight edge you need to do tiny positive improvements each day. It’s not the big things that give you the advantage in your work or life, it’s the daily consistent actions that make the big differences over time. These daily choices and improvements are super easy to do. The problem is they are also super easy not to…

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