Monday, September 12, 2016
SMCI – The Best Blogs of September
Put Your Smartphone On Silent
This fantastic article by Dr. Travis Bradberry, talks about how infuriating your smartphone use is for everyone. In fact, as far as meetings go, even glancing at your smartphone could leave your colleagues fuming, secretly or not-so-secretly.
Dr. Bradberry goes on to list the signals you send to others when you whip out your smartphone in a professional or even casual setting. They include things like lack of respect, lack of self awareness, lack of listening and lack of power.
Another interesting aspect of the article talks about generational differences as they pertain to smartphone use. According to Dr. Bradberry, millennials are so used to the ubiquity of smartphones that they no longer notice when not to use them. Older colleagues, who can still remember a time before smartphones, are much more likely to view smartphone use in a negative light.. Not shocking, but still worth knowing.
Read the full article here.
How To Make Sure Your Email Actually Gets Read
In this extremely insightful and useful article, author Peter Diamandis explains line for line how to write an email that will stand out and get noticed.
In today’s era of overcrowded inboxes, standing out may be the only way of standing a chance of being read. Diamandis gives great tips like keeping your email content short, how to craft a noticeable subject line and even how to format your content for maximum readability on every platform.
So if you want your emails to achieve something other than wasting your time, take notes while you’re reading this great article.
Read the entire article here.
11 IT Skills In Short Supply
We’re not going to spoil it for you, but these 11 skills are likely to end up on many IT job descriptions in the very near future. If you don’t have them, you better start brushing up. If you do, why not flaunt them on your resume?
Some of the skills included in this article are ones you might suspect like project management, security/resilience and technical architecture, and others you might not suspect, like IT Strategy, Software Development and Business Analysis.
Overall, it’s a great list and definitely one worth reviewing for anyone In the Information Technology industry.
Read the complete list of skills here.