Sunday, March 28, 2010

BLOG today, EMPLOYMENT tommorow

The new resume: Blogging!!!!really tho?? YES IT IS..........

Putting down your ideas and thoughts about different material and issues is the whole idea behind blogging. But the question here is that does it actually tell who you are?

I guess so!!!!Although we are limited in our blogging in our Itec class because we are given topics to blog on, but in the bigger picture we blog on our daily life, stuff that happens around and things that basically interest us.

Blogging is not formal but it does tells a lot of our creativity, shows people how we can communicate our ideas and talk. The blog tells who you are from our styles, language and perception of life as a whole.

Your blog speaks and markets you!!!!!

It's interesting to know that even the President of United states has a blog. We all have a social life outside of work where we need to express ourselves but in doing so, we should be a little bit careful because these blogs travel fast, far and wide and might end up in the hands of employees.

Now look at your blog and think would you get hired if an employee reads it?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Three Magic C's : Collaboration, Communication, Connection

Everyweek in our itec-335 class we are required to post a blog and comment on @ least 3 other people's blog posts and we all are required to have a circle of friends......

This is collaboration and in the 21st century, technology has aided it.

Building relationships and connections with others arises from efficient communication. The use of Blog Posts, video conferences, Facebook, twitter, Smartphone 3G devices such as blackberry, iphone, Second life, Podcasts all help to facilitate this collaboration amonsgt people and companies.

These tools are out there to help us work as a team, facilitate our learning and improve our level of communication between individuals. There are advantages such as improving learning skill, improving communication skill and disadvantages such as distractions and giving out personal information online. But we must utilize these tools and try to use them for the right purposes at all times especially in environment we find ourselves in.

Today's world is practically moving at a fast pace and quite a large number of people seem to be on the ride. Would you like to be left behind?

Note: To learn more on how to be remarkable as an individual click here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I have a "VIRTUAL" dream

Hello and welcome once again to my Blog......I had so much fun during the Spring break @ Miami Beach, i cried while boarding the PLANE back to DC....Now it's time for WORK!!!!

The Second life is a wonderful discovery as it has helped in so many things and it basically an upcoming tool used for connecting the real world to the virtual world. the thing is that every little thing that has an advantage always has a disadvantage......"Google it"...

When placed in position of leadership of a virtual team , we have huge responsibilities and tasks on our hand we must accomplish, the same goes for the real world. For the fact that you are not always physically present for efficient communication between members of your team, you must set aside and think of various ways to bridge the gaps and lapses that exists.

Being able to build trust around your team is efficient but easy if you could be open, treat other members of your team fairly, reward them when necessary, constantly check up team members and properly assign duties to each member of your team and watching their progress.

Dont be quick to judge and remain rational in your decision making. Have you ever wondered what President Obama faces on a daily Basis as the President of the United States??