Online Security Steps You’re Not Taking

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Online security is way too hard, and you shouldn’t have to read this whole article, but here we are. It is, and you do.

Or you could read this one. Whatever.

Most of this article is about online, but some of it is computer-based. With no further ado, here are some of the precautions you should take…

Update!

Seriously, update your computer, update your anti-virus/malware, update your browser. Do it now. First, back up your computer. I’ll come back to backups later. Read More

Your Resume Isn’t About You

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I know, click-bait title, but it’s true. Your resume isn’t about you; it’s about what problems your future boss needs solved.

This takes a mindset shift on your part, but once you take the leap, writing a resume gets easier and shorter. So, here are six things to help you with your resume. Read More

Who Stands With You On Policy?

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When it comes to public policy, you should know what you stand for and make that real, but it is always handy to check who stands with you.

The upcoming plebiscite on equal marriage, the long since abandoned vote on the Rudd Government’s climate change legislation and the #NeverHillary movement are perfect examples of people not paying attention to who stands with them on issues. Read More

Reputation Management Basics: Google Search

Whether you’re a narcissist or not, you need to search for yourself on Google regularly. And while you’re at it, set up email alerts.

This isn’t (only) narcissism, it’s basic reputation management. If you don’t know what the Internet thinks of you, it will come back and bite you in the ass. Read More

7 LinkedIn Profile Photo Tips

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Your LinkedIn profile photo matters. It can determine if you appear likeable, competent, and influential. Try and get an interview, new client or speaking engagement if any of those three things are missing.

A profile photo can also determine if people think you are approachable, helpful, and attractive. *Cough*Dating Sites*Cough.

We make these judgements about photos quickly. In 40 milliseconds, we’re able to draw conclusions about people based on a photo.

There is a fantastic article on all the aspects of a good profile photo, according to research and science, check it out here. Read More