How I Found My Job on LinkedIn and How You Can Too

Being as passionate as I am about social media’s ever-growing role in the career search process, I proudly thank LinkedIn, one of my favorite social media networking tools, for helping me obtain my current position.

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Virtual Networks, Real People: Unlocking the Value of Web 2.0

Originally posted by Chris Jones, a TalentCulture contributing writer. He is an IT Strategy & Change Management consultant, with a passion for driving new levels of engagement and learning in the modern organization. His research areas include the dynamics Read more

Interns Are People, Too!

Written by Kirsten Taggart

As I wrap up my time as an intern at TalentCulture, I find myself reflecting on my eleven-month experience as a part of a truly unique company and exciting social community.  Cliché, I know.  But compared … Read more

Can Your Workplace Brand Recruit a Brett Favre?

Unless you have been living under rock, you know the Brett Favre story.  Skilled, but aging quarterback is released by Green Bay, which has named sub-divisions after him, a couple of years back.  The Jets, those poor Jets, beg him
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What Salvador Dali Didn't Understand About Day-to-Day Creativity

Struggling to find a suitable topic for this article, a tried-and-true creativity technique came in handy: using random inputs to trigger an idea. I grabbed a folder of notes from presentations I’ve attended the past few years. The first reference … Read more

Crowdsourcing For Your Business Or Community

Crowdsourcing. It’s more than just a popular buzzword.

It’s a really useful community knowledge-sharing technique. Think of it as an open call for tasks, information or data collection – mostly through new media technology.

Often, a passionate, informed crowd can … Read more

Who "Owns" Social Media?

The Internet really upended the corporate communications industry. Though PR professionals used to jeer at advertising pros for being message control freaks, and marketers used to impress boardrooms with fancypants charts and graphs and make the creatives and spindoctors look … Read more

Boston: The City of Innovation

Today’s guest post is by our friend Parna Sarkar-Basu. Parna is a communications and innovation marketing professional as well as a ghostwriter. Parna designs award winning programs for small and medium businesses and global companies, from enterprise software and robots Read more

Recruit from the Inside Out: Establish a Relationship with a Talent Acquisition Partner

Much has changed in how companies find talent and how people find jobs. With the seismic shift in employment sourcing that is the Internet, why would a company seek out the services of a recruiter or talent acquisition strategist? Why

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Personal Leadership: Bankruptcy can never be an option

If trust is the currency of influence and sound leadership, then why are my peers filing chapter 13 when crises occur?  Or for that matter, even in the absence of crises?

I’m talking about our everyday leaders and mentors, those … Read more

The Emergence of Twenty-First Century Leadership

Today’s guest post is by our talented colleague, and friend Cathy Taylor.  Cathy is a social media expert who helps businesses develop comprehensive communications strategies to achieve business goals and objectives.  More of Cathy’s insightful articles can be found on Read more

HireFriday: A Culture. A Community.

I have a favorite saying: “culture and community go hand in hand.” Seeking community is really important to job seekers. TalentCulture is an ideal setting to share my thoughts on this topic.

The culture of Twitter is fleeting, and swift. … Read more

5 Positively Propelling Job Search Tips

A bit like a visit to the dentist, my encounters with clients often occur when their job search pain outweighs the resistance to the medicinal salve and career healing that our collaboration will provide. Similar to how a person bears … Read more

5 Creativity Refreshers for the Workplace from Work of Art

I love learning about artists’ creative processes. Combine that with a competitive reality TV show? SHUT UP! I’m hooked!

The Bravo cable channel has introduced just such a show called “Work of Art – The Next Great Artist.” Fourteen artists Read more

Going Back to (Collaboration) Basics [Part 2]

As digital workers, we spend a lot of time collaborating online. TalentCulture has previously featured several articles by the great Jeff Wilfong and Chris Jones highlighting some of the high-level processes and theories that dictate successful collaboration. Now, it’s time … Read more

How to Promote Your Blog with an Empty Bank

I, like most of my fellow bloggers out there, do not have the funds necessary to launch national advertising campaigns to promote a blog. Therefore, since my team and I founded Career Rocketeer over a year ago, I have constantly … Read more

Why Our Company Developed An iPad App

For most smaller companies, these are times of focus and smart use of meager resources.

Like summer sales retreats and courtside seats for customers, companies are eliminating the “nice-to-do” while focusing their efforts on current projects and products.  “We will

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Engagement: The Path to Deeper Connections

Originally posted by Chris Jones, a TalentCulture contributing writer. He is an IT Strategy & Change Management consultant, with a passion for driving new levels of engagement and learning in the modern organization. His research areas include the dynamics Read more

Going Back to (Collaboration) Basics

As digital workers, we spend a lot of time collaborating online. TalentCulture has previously featured several articles by the great Jeff Wilfong and Chris Jones highlighting some of the high-level processes and theories that dictate successful collaboration. Now, it’s time … Read more

Of Gutter Slugs, Leaders and Love

“You boys are the gutter slugs; the front line leaders fighting in the trenches with all the guts and no glory. Be proud of that. Hold your heads high; love the game and each other. Each one of you is … Read more

Make Your Team More Creative

Throughout my career, I’ve heard many managers complain about the need for their teams to be more creative and to demonstrate innovative approaches. The conversations usually moved quickly to the topic of deficiencies of team members and what to do … Read more

Musings on the Collaborative Enterprise

EDITORIAL NOTE: This guest post was written by Jeff Wilfong.

Dan Pontefract recently wrote in a blog post, The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0, about some rather interesting intersections for collaboration in the enterprise. He … Read more

Social Community: Metaphor for the Workplace. Find Your Intent

Recently I wrote about models of interaction within cultures and social communities that foster progress. I’d like to push the theme a bit further and look at social communities – which are really communities of intent – and how they … Read more

Making the Most of Informational Interviews

I got my current position by starting with an informational interview, and so, I know how effective they can be.  However, I have talked with many job seekers who, while aware of the benefits, were not 100% sure how to … Read more

Make Like Madonna And Reinvent Yourself

Written by Kirsten Taggart

It’s been almost thirty years since Madonna claimed fame as an international pop-icon, and at 52 years old, she continues to top the charts.  Needless to say, Madonna has come a long way since her Like Read more