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Join LinkedIn groups

Networking often leads to serendipitous outcomes, but meeting people who share interests can make networking more effective. That’s why people join groups in LinkedIn. By joining groups, you can do things like: learn about others with similar interests. find out what they’re talking about in group forums.

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ebooks: the advantages

I recently read a PDF of a book on an Asus Vivo Tab (Windows RT edition). That was the first time I ever read a book “cover to cover” using material other than paper. While I found the device itself lacking, there’s a lot to be said

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Research companies using LinkedIn

To further their professional interests, people commonly investigate specific companies. Now, in addition to traditional research sources like media mentions and a company’s own web site, people can look for company “pages” on LinkedIn.

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Mouse versus trackpad

Carpal tunnel syndrome afflicts countless computer users. I’ve battled it myself a few times, and I’ve found a couple of methods that help me prevent it. For instance, since I’m right-handed and have only had carpal tunnel in the right wrist, I’ve switched my mouse to the

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LinkedIn polls

Suppose you’re looking for insight on how best to achieve a business or career goal. Goals might include: gauging interest in a new product or service you’re developing ranking different products or services available to you finding out which job-search strategy would work best in a given

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The dangers of screensucking

Gemmelsmirch. This is one of my favorite all-time words, made up by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and delivered with gusto in his book CrazyBusy. It refers to all the stuff we can occupy our minds with, stuff that often leaving us spinning like a top, going nowhere.

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Signing PDFs digitally

There’s no good reason to print a document just to sign it. Once you create a digital image of your signature, you can simply “paste” it onto a PDF. Signing PDFs using Adobe Reader Adobe, creators of the PDF standard, produced this comprehensive video that shows how

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Ejecting external drives

You might attach a disk to your computer to back it up. You might plug in a USB memory stick to get files from it. You might attach your phone to your computer to back it up, load music, and so forth. Plugging these things in to

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Making information understandable

As a technical writer, journalist and copywriter, it matters to me that other people can quickly and easily understand what I write. That means I both: write as clearly as I can. structure my information so that readers can easily find the information they need.

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Typing on an iPad

When the iPad was first released, Apple Canada sent me a review unit. I drafted three articles about the iPad on the iPad itself. I also took notes on the iPad during professional development events. I did this in part because folks on the web insisted that

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