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Toronto policing was better with Peter Sloly: Cole | Toronto Star
By: Desmond Cole Published on Thu Feb 11 2016

"“We run around all over the city in the most unfocused way, reacting to what you call us for, as opposed to trying to understand what’s going on and . . . putting our most important resources in the best place,” he said."
Toronto_Police_Service  resignations  retirements  policing  unfocused  Desmond_Cole 
february 2016 by jerryking
6 Things I'd Do If I Got Laid-off By IBM
Jan 26, 2015 | LinkedIn | J.T. O'Donnell

4) Become 100% clear on your specialty. Employers hire the aspirin to their pain. While you might be a diversely skilled, jack-of-all-trades, you can't market yourself that way. Saying you can do everything sounds unfocused and desperate. You need to know what your special problem-solving, pain-relieving expertise is (i.e. your special sauce). Then, you need to market it accordingly.

5) Optimize your sales tools for your business-of-one. Your resume and LinkedIn profile must be set up to showcase your specialty quickly - and with as much impact as possible. Keyword optimization is vital. Knowing what recruiters are looking for when it comes to your skill set and showcasing it in the proper format will dramatically increase the amount of activity you get on your candidacy. [Here's an article to help you understand how little time your resume has to get a recruiter's attention.]

6) Create an interview bucket list. The fastest way to find job opportunities is to build a bucket list of companies you want to work for and network your way into the process. The majority of jobs gotten today are done so via referral. Creating a target list of employers and working a strategy to build relationships with them is the smartest way to land a job with a company you admire and respect. Especially, when you may be competing against lots of other ex-IBM employees for positions. [Here's a step-by-step plan on how to create your own bucket list of employers.]
IBM  layoffs  tips  LinkedIn  bouncing_back  Managing_Your_Career  job_search  painkillers  pain_points  JCK  specialists  special_sauce  résumés  personal_branding  referrals  unfocused 
january 2015 by jerryking
Building a Better Bra Shop
November 30, 2003 | The New York Times | By HOPE REEVES. In
the two unfocused groups, IDEO invited the women -- about eight to a
group -- to talk about their good and bad experiences, which amounted to
very few in the first category and a long list in the second, then the
groups broke up into smaller units to build their ideal
underwear-shopping experience. In this segment, the women who acted as
customers expressed a desire to be advised and reassured by the women
acting as salespeople. And those salespeople responded as instructed,
producing a giggly lovefest that seemed to leave everyone satisfied and,
at least in this fantasy world, purchasing an expensive undergarment or
two.

IDEO digested this load in a series of meetings and mingled them with
brainstorming sessions conducted with technology, design and product
experts. The analysts presented their findings to Warnaco a few weeks
ago and are now entering the prototype phase.
IDEO  design  Warnaco  shopping_experience  underwear  lingerie  intimate_apparel  unfocused  prototyping 
november 2009 by jerryking

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