Learning From Feedback, or Why you should grow a tougher skin

Getting feedback on your work.

Recently I had a post on The Write Conversation about getting feedback as a writer. Hearing criticism is rarely fun, even when the person is correct and the feedback is helpful. It’s hard to look past the slap in the face.

But we learn by receiving criticism, especially good criticism from people who know what they are talking about. In my post I gave four places to go to get feedback on your writing.

You can read the post here.

If you find this helpful, or have anything to add, please leave me a comment. And as always, thanks for reading.

Fight Cyberbullying With Positive Words – Advice from Lori Hatcher

Man writing blog post.

Before I direct you to a great post by Lori Hatcher about the power of positive words, I want to tell you about some thoughts I have for the direction of this blog.

As you can see from my recent posts, I’ve gotten negligent in my posting. When I think about it, the reason is simple, I’ve lost my focus.

I know many other bloggers run into this. I’ve had this blog going since 2013. The ideas I started with have run out, and my life and  many of my goals have changed. When I started, the purpose of this blog was to help people find jobs and grow in their careers. Although that’s important, it’s no longer my priority.

But not only did my focus change, I was trying to write as the mood hit. It’s hard to continue when you don’t have a goal, a destination.

So, for the next little while, I’m concentrating on a few topics I find important: Continue reading “Fight Cyberbullying With Positive Words – Advice from Lori Hatcher”

Three Easy Ways to Get Hired with Facebook

Confused apeI understand a lot of the confusion people have about using social media. It seems that every day we have a new site popping up or changes to the ones we already use. Every time I go into LinkedIn I have some trepidation about what I will find added, missing, or changed. My groups recently looked odd and I don’t know if it is a change or my computer. And LinkedIn arbitrarily rolls out new changes so one’s profile may look different from someone in another area. And we humans just love the uncertain.  (I say sarcastically.)

I saw this post recently about using Facebook in your job search. It is on Joshua’s Waldman’s website and he is a dependable authority on social media. He lists three methods you can use to get a job by using Facebook. (Click here.)

I was in our job service room one day leading a class, and one of the regulars was up front giving his knowledge. He matter-of-factly stated that you should never go on Facebook. That it is just a waste of time.

As Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend.” There are some good reasons to use Facebook. I give some of them in this earlier post.

If you are still hesitant to use Facebook, LinkedIn, the phone; its okay. You don’t have to. But look at what they have to offer and then make an informed decision.

Good luck in your search whether it is for a job or for the next step in your career. If you have something that is bothering you, except for Congress, please leave me a comment or email me at timingreenville@gmail.com. I will get back with you and I may use it in a later post.

And if you know anyone who may benefit from anything you learn here, please send them a link. Thanks for stopping by.