Fresh Articles that Make You Go “Hmmm”

Control Freaks Hate Community

Control freaks hate community. And most recruiters are control freaks. Ergo, recruiters hate community. Perhaps my deduction is a little harsh (and purposely attention-grabbing). Maybe a better way to describe how many recruiters feel about community is that they are suspicious, or at the very least skeptical

Freshly posted to ere.net, this article lays out several compelling reasons why community and relationships (formed there) are essential in the 21st century Web 2.0 model of recruiting.

I just discovered the author Marvin Smith, who is a Talent Community Evangelist at Microsoft. Smith’s use of social media for recruiting  and his understanding of how community and branding make him worthy of your RSS Feed.

How to Decide How Much to Reveal About Yourself

People ask me all the time how I can be so honest about my life in my blog. They want to know how I can write about marriage, sex, abortions, or running out of money over and over again. It’s an endless list really, of the stuff I write about that people can’t believe I’m writing about

This is fabulous first-person article written by Penelope Trunk.  She shares the powerful and personal reason behind her ability to lay it out there for everyone to read.

Trunk, is the founder of 3 startups — most recently, Brazen Careerist, a social network to help young people manage their careers.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking on a New Client

At the start of their careers, most freelancers take on every new client that comes along. But as we mature and gain more experience, we become more discerning when we’re choosing who we work with

This is a short, solid article that every freelancer or self-employed professional should read. Written by Celine Roque, it’s just one example of the great content on Web Worker Daily.

What is EQ and Why Should You Care?

75% of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust.”  — The Center for Creative Leadership, 1994

EQ is the acronym for Emotional Intelligence, and it represents your ability to handle yourself and others.

I took  my first EQ test when I joined an executive team of fellas.  I wasn’t surprised that my ability to manage my emotions eclipsed the rest of the gang, but I learned that a high EQ won’t buy you job security.  In retrospect,  it does come in handy when your boss tells you you’re off the team.

Life coach and consultant Margaret Meloni authored this new article which is posted at PickTheBrain

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