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7 Tips for Job Seekers

February 24th, 2011 Martin Raske No comments

Social Media is changing the world. I guess we agree on that.

When I started to get involved with Social Media my motivation was to see what it could do for corporate learning. In the meantime I am also investigating what it can do for the whole HR function and the whole employee lifecycle. An interesting blog article I found comes from Kelly Dingee: She shares "7 Things Employers Should Tell Job Seekers About How to Get Considered":

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8345275cf69e2014e5f27629a970c

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WissensWert Blog Carnival Nr. 6 - Share your Know-How

July 10th, 2009 Martin Raske No comments

It's an interesting question: Do I share my knowledge on the web? Don't I fear that my ideas will be copied by others and treated as theirs? 

For me as a former teacher and as a person who is still very much driven by the idea of helping people to develop and learn and get better at things it should be the most normal behaviour to share my knowledge. And I guess I do. I have learned in my life so far that also in terms of knowledge sharing you can rely on Pareto: In 80% of the cases your 'generosity' will be valued and people who re-use it will be fair and tell others that it was originaly your idea. In 20% of the cases people act unfairly and don't cite you. Honestly: I can live with that.

Look at the life outside of the web. Isn't it the same in real life situations? It happened just this week: I was discussing an idea of how to make an HR process training more engaging and I came up with the idea of using a two-fold approach: Use an existing Web Based Training - which is a bit dull and dry - as the medium to transport the process and the tools involved. We don't have to pretend that this is fun. But then use a second layer to grab the attention of the audience - targeted to their hearts and souls, grabbing their emotions. And doing so by using a fancy movie that tells the story of a person using this HR process in a virtuoso manner.

A day later I was invited to yet another meeting with different people but with the same topic: They told me very clearly that they didn't like the way the training was designed until now and that they absolutely wanted to change it into a two-fold approach with a WBT as a basis and an engaging video for the emotions. - Clearly what happened: My ideas were transported to this group by my discussion partner from the day before without telling them where the idea came from. Do I care? Not at all: It looks like I had a good idea that will make its way and that will turned into reality. I can be proud of it - even if nobody remembers who first came up with the idea.

In this light: Yes, I try to share as much as possible and I am glad if some of my ideas are realized. In 80% of the cases the world knows that I was the driver behind - in 20% of the cases I know it myself and that's just as good.

I am followed - and now?

June 12th, 2009 Martin Raske No comments

Today one of my colleagues from work told me that he had discussions about my tweets and my blog with other people from the office. Some seem to wonder, why I don't care that people from the firm read what I write. Well, I not only don't care, I even think it's perfect: If there are people who think it is worthwhile to follow me, it means that they care about what I have to say. And if that's the case, I have some influence with my writing. That's more than I could have hoped for. Thank you.

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The first big move of my blog

June 11th, 2009 Martin Raske No comments

I have listened to all the enthusiastic comments in my blogosphere about Wordpress and there I am: I have moved my http://lllic.blogspot.com blog to my onw website and to wordpress.

The famous 5 minutes installation though, that is promised by wordpress, did not happen. It took me ages and finally it was www.inm.ch who helped me convince the mySQL database to talk to the blog and the other way around. But now it is done, the blog is set up and I can start writing again. It's a totally different feeling of course, having my onw blog at my own website. Maybe I can even say that I have moved from a digital naive to a digital grown-up now? Let's see what the future brings.

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