Tag Archives: online information

How to Be Better in Your Job Search

24 Oct

When searching for a job, are you effective? There are many excellent digital tools that can assist you in undertaking a better job search.

As Maria Onzain writes for Tech.co:

“Do you feel your job hunt efforts are inefficient? Do you want to jump-start your career but not sure how to do it? Using the right technology will help you build up a winning resume faster. Each of these digital tools will help you in the different phases of your job hunt.”

  • With Uptowork, “choose one of 20 templates in 400 colors and let this resume generator guide you. Once you have filled out all the sections, you will be able to edit and personalize it before getting a URL to share. From the dashboard, you can to track your resume’s performance and check how many times it has been seen and downloaded by recruiters.”
  • Use Grammarly to “make make sure your resume and cover letter are error-free. Copy and paste your resume in this platform, and you will instantly see if you have made any grammar mistakes.”
  • Through Jobscan, you can “check if your resume is tailored to the job description. Jobscan optimizes your resume keywords against the job description. All you need to do is paste your resume and the job description, and it will scan it for you.”
  • With GlassDoor, you can “get to know companies inside out. You can search for hundreds of companies all over the world and find precious information including, but not limited to, first-hand employees reviews, salary expectations, and details about the enterprise’s specific recruiting process.”
  • JobHero can “help you manage the whole job searching process. With the smart browser extension, you can save job opportunities from across the Web and you can access a personal dashboard to track the application process.”

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Avoid Risky Password Behavior

5 Oct

Do you have only one password for all accounts? Do you use only lower-case letters in your passwords? Do you enter your password when the URL begins with http (rather than https)? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are leaving yourself wide open to identity theft and the hacking of your personal information.

For years, we’ve been writing about password safety–including providing many tips. [See, for example: 1, 2, 3, 4.] Today, let us consider WHY you might still exhibiting risky password behavior.

Recently, Help Net Security described “The Psychological Reasons Behind Risky Password Practices.” Here are a few of the conclusions:



“When it comes to online security, personality type does not inform behavior, but it does reveal how consumers rationalize poor password habits. Among key findings around personality types and online behavior, nearly half of respondents who identify as a Type A personality did not believe that they are at an increased risk by reusing passwords because of their own proactive efforts, which implies their behavior stems from their need to be in control.”

“In contrast, more than half of respondents who identify as a Type B personality believe they need to limit their online accounts and activities due to fear of a password breach. By convincing themselves that their accounts are of little value to hackers, they are able to maintain their casual, laid-back attitude towards password security. This suggests that while personality types didn’t factor into the end result of poor password habits, it does provide insight around why people behave this way.”



“’Developing poor password habits is a universal problem affecting users of any age, gender, or personality type,’ says Joe Siegrist, VP and GM of LastPass. ‘Most users admit to understanding the risks but continue to repeat the behavior despite knowing they’re leaving sensitive information vulnerable to potential hackers. In order to establish more effective defenses, we need to better understand why individuals act a certain way online and a system that makes it easier for the average user to better manage their password behavior.”


Women in Business

4 Aug

Here is some value information on this topic:

  • Womenable.com has a large number of infographics. Click here.
  • Gender Equity Index. Click here.
  • State of Women-Owned Businesses. Click here.
  • A One-Women Firm Goes Global. Click here.
  • Women, Especially Women of Color, Fueling Business Startups. Click here.


More Bad News on Our Privacy

9 Jun

As we have noted several times (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), the hacking and theft of people’s vital information remains quite rampant around the globe, despite some technological advances.

To show how bad the situation is, consider this recent Russian example reported by Eric Auchaud for Reuters:

“Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for E-mail accounts and other Web sites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru, Russia’s most popular E-mail service, and smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft E-mail users, said Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to be uncovered since cyber attacks hit major U.S. banks and retailers two years ago.”

“The latest discovery came after Hold Security researchers found a young Russian hacker bragging in an online forum that he had collected and was ready to give away a far larger number of stolen credentials that ended up totaling 1.17 billion records. After eliminating duplicates, Holden said, the cache contained nearly 57 million Mail.ru accounts — a big chunk of the 64 million monthly active E-mail users Mail.ru said it had at the end of last year. It also included tens of millions of credentials for the world’s three big E-mail providers, Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo, plus hundreds of thousands of accounts at German and Chinese E-mail providers.”

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Are You Current with Your Social Media Jargon?

28 Apr

We sometimes LOL when watching a funny movie, ask for questions with AMA (Ask Me Anything), DM when talking to someone on Twitter, and so on.

So, are you ready for some new jargon? Here are several social media terms from Jennifer Beese, writing for Sprout Social:

  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ A shrug expression often referred to “whatever,” “who knows,” “doesn’t matter” or “why not.”
  • Clickbait: Using a provocative title in order to generate clicks.
  • Cray: Another term for crazy.
  • Crush it: Used to express when someone is doing particularly well or exceeding goals.
  • Fam: Describes someone or a group of people you trust or consider family.
  • Fire: When something is exceptionally good or on point.
  • I can’t even: Indicates the speaker’s inability to speak as a result of being overjoyed or frustrated.
  • Lit: Describes a person, place or thing as awesome or “happening.”
  • On fleek: On point.
  • Savage: Describes someone or something that is exceptionally brutal or harsh.
  • Slay: Similar to “crush it,” it’s an act of doing something exceptionally well.
  • Slide into your DMs: Describes someone randomly messaging another on Twitter Direct Message.
    Squad goals: An aspirational term for what you’d like your group to be or accomplish.
  • Thirsty: Describes someone who is too eager or desperate.
  • Throwing shade: To publicly denounce or disrespect someone.
  • TFW: Stands for “that feeling when,” which is commonly used for memes or expressions around a certain event.
  • Trendjacking: Describes when a trending topic is taken over with irrelevant content from other users.
  • Yaaaaaas: When a simple “yes” won’t do to express excitement. Pro tip: Use as many A’s as necessary.

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What’s the State of Healthcare Information Online?

11 Mar

A lot of us look for healthcare information online (sometimes, we even get too much information related to maladies that we or loved ones have acquired). After all, there so many sites out there.

With this in mind, let’s look at the infographic prepared by Luth Research:

[Here are] “stats about today’s health-related activity taking place digitally. Luth Research’s ZQ Intelligence™ cross-platform digital measurement software uncovers the health-related activity of PC, Mobile, and Smartphone App users nationwide. Discover what’s trending health-wise in our digital age. We hope these stats find you in good health!”



Tracking Marketing ROI

24 Feb

Many companies find it difficult to measure the ROI (return on investment) of various activities, including those activities conducted via the Web.

Marketo has recently published an E-book titled: Solved Mysteries: Tracking Your Content Marketing ROI:

“Is your content’s ROI a mystery? You won’t need a detective to solve the case! In this E-book, we’ll walk you through our tried-and-true process for finding the ROI of your content marketing, and give you the metrics you’ll need to measure.”

See how you can:

  • “Sync your content with your organization’s goals”
  • “Define your key metrics before you create content”
  • “Align with internal stakeholders — especially the C-suite”
  • “Design your programs to be measurable”
  • “Use early and late-stage metrics to solve your ROI mystery”


Click the image to access a free PDF of this E-book or click here: https://www.marketo.com/ebooks/solved-mysteries-content-roi.


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