What Skills Do Employers Want from Candidates? [INFOGRAPHIC] #yam

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Do you have the skills that would make employers want you? This infographic (from Youtern) shows what the employers want, and what the candidates need to get.

Takeaways:

Strategic perspective is the most valued skill by an employer.

Many hiring managers believe skills can be learned.

70% of hiring staff rate interview skills as necessary for success.

via What Skills Do Employers Want from Candidates? [INFOGRAPHIC].

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Why You Need a Social Resume (and How to Build One) | The Daily Muse #yam

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Using social media in your job hunt doesn’t just mean having a LinkedIn profile and tweeting industry news anymore. Many employers are looking for candidates with an impressive online presence, also known as a social resume.

Check out this infographic for what you need to know about creating a social resume that’ll stand out to hiring managers, plus some insider tips for how to tell if it’s getting you the results you want.

via Why You Need a Social Resume (and How to Build One) | The Daily Muse.

David Allen Explains How to Master Your To-Do List

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David Allen, the creator of the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity method, explains in this short video how you can get control over your to-do list by clarifying your actions and the results you want. If you’re not keeping a to-do list because it’s never helped you, his tips may help you start one that works for you.

via David Allen Explains How to Master Your To-Do List.

Need a laugh? This website tells you the brutal truth about your passwords | ITworld

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English: A plastic card with one-time passwords used for on-line banking. Passwords (originally hidden) that are already used were revealed by scratching. Scanned, 600 dpi Русский: Пластиковая карта с одноразовыми паролями, выданная банком. Уже употреблённые пароли открыты путём соскабливания защитного слоя. Сканер, 600 dpi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’m not angry, just disappointed.”

“Don’t come crying to me when you’re hacked.”

“Do you even know what a password is!?”

There are lots of password checkers on the Internet, but none as humorous as The Passive Aggressive Password Machine. Instead of a boring old password strength meter, the simple website responds to entered passwords with (usually sarcastic, mostly funny) comments like the ones above.

via Need a laugh? This website tells you the brutal truth about your passwords | ITworld.

6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads – from Greg on @Edudemic #yam

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The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding.

However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads.

Below are six ways to support collaboration between student iPads that cover the spectrum of creation options that range from text to digital storytelling to video creation.

via 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads – from Greg on Edudemic | Leading Change in Changing Times.

How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped) #yam

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English: Some of the basic elements of the scientific method, arranged in a cycle to emphasize that it is an iterative process. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know how to tell if something controversial is actually true, but what if you want to read up on something without stumbling into half-truths and pseudoscience? Here’s how to use the internet as a powerful research tool without being led astray.

via How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped).

How and Why to Intentionally Set Yourself Up for Failure #yam

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The old mantra is that you’re never supposed to set yourself up for failure. Thats true in most cases, but its not a black and white issue. Failures good for you, and its often the only way you learn. Putting yourself in a position to fail might sound weird, but its more beneficial than you think.We know that learning from your mistakes is one of the best ways to learn, but the idea of actually setting yourself up for failure is a road few of us are willing to venture down. That said, its important to remember that the cost of failure is nothing, and if you set aside a “safe zone” where you’re not afraid to fail when learning new skills, you’ll be better for it in the long turn.

via How and Why to Intentionally Set Yourself Up for Failure.