LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting | TechCrunch

LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests […] Source: LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting | TechCrunch Will you be using the tests on LinkedIn to share your skills?  Let me know in the comments below. Continue reading LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting | TechCrunch

Actively Measuring your Productivity

As we go through our days trying to be as productive as possible, how do we know when we’ve accomplished that goal? What tells us we’ve been successful in reaching the targets we’ve set for us, or better yet identifies when we’ve missed those targets? One of the methods I’ve been exploring more lately is the idea of Active Tracking when it comes to time and completion of tasks. 

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A new focus in the new year

Beginning in January 2017, The Idea Pump site is going to focus on content and posts specifically around the consultancy and it’s operation. Other articles from The Idea Pump around technology, business process, and strategy will be posted over at Medium and then provided on the home page as part of the RSS Feed.  Please add the feed from Medium to your feed reader by using the URL: http://www.medium.com/feed/the-idea-pump Or by following the publication at Medium, The Idea Pump. Thanks for following and here’s looking forward to a productive 2017! Continue reading A new focus in the new year

Three ways to reduce stress and get back to work after a holiday

It’s that time of year where holidays come into our schedules and time off looms as the double edged sword of relaxation and stress. Do you have a process for making your time off more relaxed and still being productive when you get back to work? Here’s three easy steps to take before you leave for a holiday. 1. Fill your first day back. Make sure you plan out your first day back before you leave for the holiday. The worst thing for you coming off vacation euphoria is spending the morning trying to figure out what you need to … Continue reading Three ways to reduce stress and get back to work after a holiday