Has Social Media Replaced the Resume? – Reade Milner

 

For years, professionals have taken the art of making the perfect resume seriously, creating impressive images of themselves every single time they hit the job market. Today however, it seems that more professionals are focusing more on making their online portfolios through their social media profiles even more impressive, instead of working on the traditional resume. Is this really the new professional norm? Has social media really taken the throne from the resume?

Why Social Media is Replacing the Resume

Social media’s power is undeniable, especially when you use it to enrich your career. Here are a few reasons why social media is fast replacing the traditional resume:

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Want Happier Relationships? – Jed Jurchenko

 

I have been a fan of the UFC since the beginning. When I was in grade school, my parents told me to pick a sport. Andrew, my next-door neighbor, and best friend, had recently enrolled in karate classes, and I was eager to join him. This was the beginning of my journey into a style of martial arts called American Kenpo. Then, in 1993, everything changed.

I was fifteen years old when the first Ultimate Fighting Championship took place. Royce Gracie, stepped into the octagon-shaped UFC ring and dominated the competition. Royce used his skill, agility, and famous Brazilian Jujitsu to win three matches in a row. Although he weighed a meager 175 pounds, Royce was able to achieve victory over much larger opponents.

After this initial contest, Karate studios began integrating jujitsu and other styles into their disciplines. Today, most dojos teach some form of mixed martial arts. Royce demonstrated to the world that being well-versed in one style is not good enough. Yet, one thing that has not changed is the octagon shaped ring. The octagon is a place for conflict, fighting, and battle. For twenty-two years, UFC fighters have been, “going to war” in the octagon.

Sadly, this is not too different from many marriages. While the octagon is designed for UFC fighters, it appears that husbands and wives have found their way into the ring. Far too many couples have become well versed in the deadly arts of criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. Couples have become so skilled at going to war that the divorce rate for first marriages range between 40-50%.

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How to Learn While You Talk – Glenn Brooke

 

There is an old saying “You aren’t learning when your mouth is open” sometimes coupled with “God gave you two ears and one mouth.”

It’s true that if you want to influence others, you can’t be a steady babbler. You must listen, observe, and listen more. This is an important path for leaders to learn how to work with others and lead organizations.

However, the idea that you never learn when you’re talking is simply wrong.

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