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HEY JOCKEY!

I don’t want to see underwear on web pages after I visit the Jockey site.
Consider this …

I’m a guy.

I buy briefs 1 or 2 times per year.

This is not a big decision.

I don’t invest much time considering underwear purchases.

Consider this too …

I do find that the “six-pack & package” shots inspire a “delete” reaction.

What do you think will happen?

Imagine the impact such advertisement photos might have in a business setting.
Not a BIG thing now, but it could be …
Fortunately, underwear is the most egregious product placement in my recent experience.

However, I hear from others that this practice can become absurd.

Fix this … please!
This was prominently displayed with a Forbes article regarding the Windows 10 Upgrade.

Jockey package and six-pack image
I don’t need to be reminded that the elastic in my underwear has been sagging for months.

Jockey … turn it off. 

Forbes … consider the impact of improper ad placement on readership.

Each time I see that ad … I think of changing brands .. and finding new news sources.

Maybe … Fruit of the Loom and the Daily Whatever.

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Who Is Tooting Your Horn?toot-your-own-horn

I would be preaching to the choir if this article listed the things we all know.

You would be irritated and bored listening to someone toot their own horn.

Most people aren’t comfortable frequently extolling their virtues.

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Everyone who is buying or hiring wants to hear about you, your work, or your product from someone in a position to know.

 

You probably have a handful of glowing recommendations from some of your strongest LinkedIn Connections.  Maybe you have a whole laundry list of accomplishments & accolades.

But think of this …

Has anyone ever mentioned they learned something special about you from one of your LinkedIn Recommendations?

Probably not.

Here is an idea describing how to make your LinkedIn Recommendations work for you.

  1. Copy all your LinkedIn Recommendations to a Word document.
    1. The example below started out as a three page document with 10 point fonts.
  2. Remove all unnecessary and overly repetitive statements.
    1. Then go back and remove some more.  I know … it can be painful.
  3. Reduce each recommendation to one phrase … two if both are outstanding.
  4. Review your remaining quotes, and cut more words.
    1. This is a case where “less is more”
  5. Use [brackets] t0 change your [Name] to [he] or [she] or to shorten [part of the quote]. The example below will show what this means.
  6. Arrange the quote snippets into logical groups
    1. Job Categories
    2. Industry Groups
    3. Or like a story … a brief description of yourself.
  7. Include a “Source” reference with a link to your LinkedIn Profile
    1. This adds credibility if someone wants to “fact check”.
  8. Share it
    1. Add it to your personal website
    2. As a link in your email signature information
    3. With your resume (electronic or paper)

Here are a couple examples

I created this example to assist my wife as she searches for contract recruiting & employment opportunities.

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Click here to see an example using Brian’s LinkedIn Profile.

NOTE ABOUT BRIAN:

Brian Jacobson is a Salesforce.com and Marketing Automation Business Systems Analyst.

He is also the designer, writer, manager, and web administrator for these sites:

NOTE ABOUT LIN:

Lin Jacobson is a Technical Recruiter and Project Operations Manager with a robust network of Engineers, Scientists, and Mid-to-Upper Management professionals in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Life Sciences, and a broad array of Manufacturing industries.

 

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Would you like free images for your blog?

The Daily Post

For many of you, images are an integral part of your site. But sometimes, you might not have the right photograph to use for a post. As we’ve mentioned before, you can use the Creative Commons to search for images you need across the web, from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons, and source and attribute images that you find.

This spring, WordPress.com announced embed support for Getty Images, which means you can also access and share photos from Getty’s extensive library for non-commercial use.

We’ve recently noticed other sites that compile great images that are free to use for your personal projects — like your blog — or commercial work. Let’s take a peek.

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Everything You Have Been Told

About Economics …

Is a LIE!

Watch this video. Listen to David Suzuki explain.

Companies that cut down our trees, use our water, dig materials out of the earth, terraform the landscape need to understand that all those assets belong to you and me and the generations that follow.

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Love the movie. Enjoyed the 16 Life Lessons. Well done.

Running In My Head

Friday’s inclement weather put a damper on my running plans. Normally I enjoy running in the rain, but when thunder and lightning are involved – or when the Weather Channel warns of high winds with the possibility of hail and tornadoes – I stay inside. My all-time favorite rainy day movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. On today’s run, I pondered the life lessons contained in that classic work of comedic gold.

16. Approach unfamiliar animals with caution.

I worked in an animal shelter for six years; I know the benefits of warning people about strange dogs and cats. Trust me, rabies shots hurt less as a preventative than as a cure. However, many of us fail to impart the dangers of biting moose and rabbits with vicious streaks a mile wide. But mommy, they look so cuddly…

15. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

We…

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Calm Morning

It was a brisk, calm morning today when I walked the dogs.

A good time to exercise, think, prepare for the day.

Hope you have a great day!

Calm Morning on the Fox
Calm Morning on the Fox

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