Where are you “official” and where are you “private”?

[Updated 12/13/2010 with new links to blogs. Moved from WordPress.com to self-hosted blogs] A long time ago I decided to have a work blog (this, ie. http://konsultpartners.com) and to use Twitter and LinkedIn as my “professional” social tools. Even before that I created a “private” blog for my family and friends (http://off-duty-blog.hakansoderbom.com) and later I decided that Facebook was also dedicated to family and friends. In my case “private” includes my part-time job as a motorcycle safety instructor – something I am active and passionate about but it is not my livelihood. However I am...

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Progressive Elaboration is a thing of beauty

First of all I really like the “expression” Progressive Elaboration – doesn’t it just make you sound like you know what you are talking about? The word progressive implies something that is moving forward, pushing through boundaries. The word is almost edgy if you associate progressive with progressivism as a left-wing political standpoint. It can also evoke strong emotion if you associate it with progressive tax… As a counterpoint you have elaboration – who wouldn’t want to use such a word comfortably? It sounds like the action performed by someone who stops to think, thinking deeply,...

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How do recruiters find Executive candidates online?

Next week I am giving a presentation on career development to a group of executives. The main focus is on social media and specifically on LinkedIn as a channel to creating a personal brand and for being found by recruiters. To help in my preparation, would you mind sharing some of your experiences in recruiting executives? Where do you look for candidates? What are your favorite places to look for candidates? Is LinkedIn at the top? How much do you focus on already submitted applications versus finding prospects online? How do you find and filter the most interesting resumes? Do you use...

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Banner advertising that twists the truth

I just received a banner advertising email from eBanners Advertising that sounds too good to be true. It looks like this: From: eBanners-Advertising.com <sales37@mybillboards.info> “I came across your website http://www.konsultpartners.com doing a Google search on some relevant keywords, and thought you need to see a new technology that can dramatically improve your ranking above Google, Yahoo, and MSN, in as little as 24 hours. To see step by step ONLINE DEMO you can do following: 1. Go to eBanners-Advertising.com 2. Enter your URL http://www.konsultpartners.com where indicated:...

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7 reasons I recommend my clients to blog

Content is king; A blog is a great place to collect and share your content. It is through the content you express your insights, views and recommendations. If you spend some time on Search Engine Optimization, SEO, you will also make it increasingly easier to find your business online. Content is king and conversations provide the energy that keeps the kingdom alive. Generating conversations on a blog with strong content is an effective way to engage people. Blogging makes you smarter. Sounds weird? The process of articulating your thoughts into text that will help you clarify your own...

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