How to Be a Connector

Nine months ago, I shared an article called Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector. Since then, I have developed and offered a class on just that. It’s been a popular class - surprisingly so - and I’ve learned a lot through teaching it. For instance: People have a hard time realizing their existing network. There’s… Continue reading How to Be a Connector

Stolen Passwords: What do they say about professionalism?

It’s old news by now that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were likely stolen last week. The hacker posted the passwords online, unattached to usernames (how kind!), to boast this feat. Security firm Rapid7 released the following as part of an infographic summarizing the hack: This made me think: Would a potential employer’s opinion of… Continue reading Stolen Passwords: What do they say about professionalism?

Interview with Liz Haag, Lipstick Reader

I met Liz Haag through the improv comedy world, and now know her to be a woman of many talents, including lipstick reading. I interviewed her about this unique skill to learn more: *************** Jen Bokoff: I’ve heard of lip reading (tough enough!), but how does one become a lipstick reader? Liz Haag: It’s a… Continue reading Interview with Liz Haag, Lipstick Reader

Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?

A new study from the Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University looked into how Facebook personality corresponds to work performance. Facebook-savvy HR researchers graded a sample of profiles according to the so-called Big Five personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism) and then six month later, compared the evaluations of… Continue reading Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?