More Holiday Fun

Speaking of Friends in Tech and the holidays, Douglas Welch, of the Career Opportunities podcast, as well as many, many other things, sent an email out last night that I thought you might be interested in. So if you’re looking for a little of the holiday spirit, check it out. I haven’t seen this year’s…

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Fourth Rule of Knowledge Workers – Blocking is Somewhat Pointless

It’s been a little while since I wrote anything in this series, Part 3 was way back on June 21st, which just goes to show how time can really get away fro you! So, here’s the next topic for discussion, why blocking social networking sites may just be pointless. First, let’s examine the reasons, as…

Third Rule of Knowledge Workers: It’s your Career!

Last week, in the second rule, I talked about how, when management is pushing for you to account for every minute of those 40 hours a week, it’s tempting to give them exactly that, and nothing more. The third rule could also be called, why you shouldn’t do that! No matter what your employer does,…

First Rule of Knowledge Workers: The Professional is Personal

One common theme I hear from “social media experts” is to make sure and keep your personal business out of the professional image you create for yourself online. Many people have come to interpret that as keeping separate profiles for their personal life and their professional life. This could be a mistake. Typically the argument…

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Training Blog and My Latest Blog Post for the Firm

I spotted this on a link from one of the many people I follow on Twitter this evening, The Lit Support Trainer’s Blog. It’s relatively new, but I’m interested in seeing something dedicated to training others to do Lit Support work. As a Certified Summation Trainer, I’ve done a bit of training in our firm…

Make That a Good Tech

I was catching up on some podcasts today, and came across an episode on Career Opportunities that was “pulled from the archives”. In A Tech in Every Meeting, Douglas calls for organizations to include a high-tech worker to be present at creative meetings. This would eliminate the need for your IT workers to come back…