Understand Social Failures to Utilize Social Recruiting Solutions

Understand Social Failures to Utilize Social Recruiting Solutions

I’ve recently finished Professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorski‘s A Social Strategy: How We Profit From Social Media. The book was an intriguing read because it provided insight in why, in addition to how, social media works.

I don’t want to spill the beans about the material on which he writes; I wholeheartedly recommend the book for any enthusiast of social media. The long and short of it: understand your candidate’s current social failures–social
interactions that they seek, but cannot accomplish–to create social strategies that gives them the interactions that they want
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Relax; You Don’t Really Need All OneDrive Folders Synced on Windows 10

Relax; You Don’t Really Need All OneDrive Folders Synced on Windows 10
Screenshot of upvotes for OneDrive Placeholders.
With more than 17,000 people voting on UserVoice, and 3,443 people upvoting on Windows Feedback, people REALLY want their placeholders back.

Windows 8.1 introduced OneDrive placeholders, with the intention of showing users what files are inside of OneDrive without keeping an offline sync of every file. It’s been a very-loved feature, and its removal from Windows 10–replaced with selective sync–sparked many people voting on UserVoice to bring the feature back. In addition, Return back OneDrive files placeholders!, is the top-most upvoted feedback item on Windows Feedback for OneDrive.

I understand that it’s painful to lose a feature that was very useful; I loved its convenience as well. However, I’m here to tell you that you don’t really need it.

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Eradicate Distractions (Or At Least Reduce Its Power)

Eradicate Distractions (Or At Least Reduce Its Power)

No matter what plans you make, and what tools you have, something will invariably happen that will try to throw your entire day off into various abysses–non-productive action and procrastination are the main abysses into which I can usually fall. I usually call these things distractions as a whole, because they distract me from the present that I’m currently missing now. Please note, however, that I said these distractions try to throw your entire day off. Whether you give these distractions that power is absolutely up to you.

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Mindful Starts with Mindful Intentions

Mindful Starts with Mindful Intentions

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

H. H. The Dalai Lama XIV

I’ve spent an hour of my life today in a coffee shop looking at the prices for hosting and a domain name. It’s not the first time I’ve ever wasted time looking at hosting and domain name and eventually deciding not to buy. It might’ve been fear of failure; it might’ve been fear of the opinions of others. It might also be a fear that, perhaps, I’m coming in far too late, and that there is no point to start.

I decided today that I’d take a risk and take a jump; I decided to blog.

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Struggling with Foreign Languages

Struggling with Foreign Languages

Before I came to the Philippines, I found that I could communicate fairly well with my Filipino family and friends, but I knew that the challenge of communicating in the Philippines effectively is going to be far different than the normal challenges I had when talking with people in the United States. Indeed, I’ve had many times where people couldn’t understand what I was saying, here, and some people at my hotel even suggested that I speak English. I’m lucky that English is the second government language here, and that most Filipinos can speak enough English to you to help guide you where you need to go, or what to do. If you’re going somewhere new, and you’re not as familiar with the language as you’d (or a local) would like, there are some ways to make communication a less painful experience.

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