Social media is useless for finding work. I’ve spent days and days on Twitter trying to talk to all sorts of people, and they either don’t answer or just don’t want to help. I’ve had my resume up on LinkedIn for months, and not one person has even asked for an interview. Social media can […]
The Reference Letter of Death
A star employee was applying for another job, and wanted a reference letter to help him get it. He wanted me to know up front, so I would be inconvenienced as little as possible. Good man. But now I needed to be one too. Here’s what I wrote.
Friday, Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber, and social media. Why should YOU care?
Just a few weeks ago, no one outside 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s home town had even heard of her. But then along came her video Friday, through a small production company that, again, most of us had never heard of. Suddenly, Rebecca Black is one of the most watched faces in the world. Yes, she has on-camera confidence that […]
Dragon Dictate for the Mac: One User’s Review
I have now been using Nuance’s Dragon Dictate for Macintosh for about one week. In that time I have gone back and forth several times between being absolutely in awe and utterly fed up with its many glories and glitches. The program is nothing short of astounding when it works, but is more frustrating than […]
You can help women entrepreneurs change the world
The focus of PikeSPeak is generally to pass along something that can help you make the most of your communications, whether online or “in the real world.” This time though, especially in light of today being the 100th International Women’s Day, I’d like to look at an online way you can help others make the most of […]
You are your own company. How’s that working for you?
Whether you’ve ever thought of it or not, you’re a company. You compete to get almost everything in your life. So what skill would make the biggest difference to your career path, or even to your personal relationships?