Monthly Archives: November 2012

Real relationships, not online connections, build true professional networks

Some of the top recruiters start 10-20quality relationships per week.I am in the IT and Healthcare IT recruiting and staffing business. I am also a self-admitted technology maven and admirer. So when I ran across a blog regarding LinkedIn’s affect … Continue reading

Posted in direct connections, HIT staffing, IT staffing, Josh Kaplan, LinkedIn, Navid Sabetian, professional relationships, recruiting, recruitment, relationship building | Comments Off

The Internet is Forever: The importance up front planning when building your brand

Google on 2 Dec 1998 courtesy of the Internet Wayback Machine. We’ve all heard the stories about wild spring break pictures coming back to haunt people years later or Facebook statuses from long ago taking down someone’s political career. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Attila Nagy, branding, Douglas Adams, e-banding, Gizmodo, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Internet Archive Wayback Machine, Josh Kaplan, old websites, web technology | Comments Off

Look what I did! (You should too): A story about social media, peer pressure, and approval.

Are you unconsciously influenced by whatyou see on social media?Recent national events have created a flurry of social media activity. From the election and the associated fervor on both sides to Superstorm Sandy; millions of pictures have been sent, tweets … Continue reading

Posted in corporate social media, Forbes, Jeff Bercovci, Josh Kaplan, likes, peer pressure, posts, Social Media, Talascend IT Staffing | Comments Off

Words Matter: The importance of semantics in business.

Choosing the right words make or break a conversation.There’s a distinct difference between wording something poorly mid-speech or mid-conversation and choosing the wrong words to manage and motivate.Making a gaffe during a speech will happen to you (if you indeed … Continue reading

Posted in business communication. IT staff management, IDEO, importance of words, interpersonal communication, Josh Kaplan, semantics, speeches, Talascend IT Staffing, Tim Brown | Comments Off