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post #271 of 310
Since Steve Jobs presentation style was a topic a while back I thought I would post this:

http://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Secrets-Steve-Jobs-Insanely/dp/0071636080

I have not read it but the reviews look solid.
post #272 of 310
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

This is stupid, but what fonts do you guys use for presentations?

arial.
post #273 of 310
Working on LinkedIn profile...I am just a recent grad, looking for work in project analysis (finance) but my background includes statistics. Any ideas how I should word my headline? I had it as "Student" for the longest time.shog[1].gif


"Highly motivated, reliable partner looking to fulfill deadlines, goals in Research & Analysis"

"Highly motivated, reliable partner | Enjoy the arts of research & analysis"

How does that sound?
Edited by gettoasty - 8/4/11 at 10:37am
post #274 of 310
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Working on LinkedIn profile...I am just a recent grad, looking for work in project analysis (finance) but my background includes statistics. Any ideas how I should word my headline? I had it as "Student" for the longest time.shog[1].gif


"Highly motivated, reliable partner looking to fulfill deadlines, goals in Research & Analysis"

"Highly motivated, reliable partner | Enjoy the arts of research & analysis"

How does that sound?

Try replacing "student" with "business analyst"

"Highly motivated, insightful business analyst seeking opportunity to ....."
post #275 of 310
I had an interesting thing happen to me this week, and didn't really have anyplace else to fit it in.

when I joined my present company, one of the guys who reported to me was a basic waste of oxygen. 61, really out of shape, and with a really bad attitude. his job involved a lot of travel, and he would basically travel twice a year, fly one day, rest one day, metings one day, repeat. so his meetings were costing the company a huge amount - I think that I calcuated them at 8K a meeting. and his sales were piss poor. but nobody had ever managed him, and so he had gotten set into really bad habbits. I tried to help get him out of the habbits, but he fought me tooth an dnail, so we moved his job to Singapore, and he retired. he was eally pissed off when I told him.

this week he passed away. if he hadn't retired early, he would had retired just now.

this might seem self serving, but I am happy that he got to spend a little more time with his grandkids and wife, and enjoy retirement. I don't think he got any joy out of doing his work poorly.
post #276 of 310
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

I had an interesting thing happen to me this week, and didn't really have anyplace else to fit it in.

when I joined my present company, one of the guys who reported to me was a basic waste of oxygen. 61, really out of shape, and with a really bad attitude. his job involved a lot of travel, and he would basically travel twice a year, fly one day, rest one day, metings one day, repeat. so his meetings were costing the company a huge amount - I think that I calcuated them at 8K a meeting. and his sales were piss poor. but nobody had ever managed him, and so he had gotten set into really bad habbits. I tried to help get him out of the habbits, but he fought me tooth an dnail, so we moved his job to Singapore, and he retired. he was eally pissed off when I told him.

this week he passed away. if he hadn't retired early, he would had retired just now.

this might seem self serving, but I am happy that he got to spend a little more time with his grandkids and wife, and enjoy retirement. I don't think he got any joy out of doing his work poorly.

I remember you mentioning this guy on the forum a couple years ago. I agree with your assessment, you should be happy to have given him a push to retirement.

I have a simple question but would appreciate some insight.

I was accidentally cc'ed on an email that should have been sent to someone with the same first name as me. The content was sensitive and not something I should have been privy to...but not really critical. The big boss noticed the error and emailed the sender to mention to be more careful.

The question...should I reply to say something like "Message deleted" or just ignore it?
post #277 of 310
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Originally Posted by Alter View Post


I remember you mentioning this guy on the forum a couple years ago. I agree with your assessment, you should be happy to have given him a push to retirement.

I have a simple question but would appreciate some insight.

I was accidentally cc'ed on an email that should have been sent to someone with the same first name as me. The content was sensitive and not something I should have been privy to...but not really critical. The big boss noticed the error and emailed the sender to mention to be more careful.

The question...should I reply to say something like "Message deleted" or just ignore it?

thanks

I would ignore the email
post #278 of 310
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arial.

Arial and Calibri.
post #279 of 310
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post


Try replacing "student" with "business analyst"

"Highly motivated, insightful business analyst seeking opportunity to ....."

Thank you ChicagoRon, now to figure out what I really want to do...shog[1].gif

"Highly motivated, insightful business analyst seeking opportunity to assist with finance-related planning, challenges, resource programs and special projects."

Too much for LinkedIn header? I pulled it off some IBM job description lol8[1].gif But that is generally what I'm interested in--I do have a finance and statistics degree satisfied.gif
post #280 of 310
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

I had an interesting thing happen to me this week, and didn't really have anyplace else to fit it in.

when I joined my present company, one of the guys who reported to me was a basic waste of oxygen. 61, really out of shape, and with a really bad attitude. his job involved a lot of travel, and he would basically travel twice a year, fly one day, rest one day, metings one day, repeat. so his meetings were costing the company a huge amount - I think that I calcuated them at 8K a meeting. and his sales were piss poor. but nobody had ever managed him, and so he had gotten set into really bad habbits. I tried to help get him out of the habbits, but he fought me tooth an dnail, so we moved his job to Singapore, and he retired. he was eally pissed off when I told him.

this week he passed away. if he hadn't retired early, he would had retired just now.

this might seem self serving, but I am happy that he got to spend a little more time with his grandkids and wife, and enjoy retirement. I don't think he got any joy out of doing his work poorly.

I wouldn't have commented if you had not done such a long write-up, but I am not so sure about your conclusion. You may be correct of course, but if he was really that pissed off when you told him, he may have been disgruntled for the remaining years of his life. And what's worse, his wife and kids may have had to bear it. Again, could be wrong, but I would caution against such conclusions. Getting layed off can do strange things to people, especially if it's their last job.
post #281 of 310
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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post


I wouldn't have commented if you had not done such a long write-up, but I am not so sure about your conclusion. You may be correct of course, but if he was really that pissed off when you told him, he may have been disgruntled for the remaining years of his life. And what's worse, his wife and kids may have had to bear it. Again, could be wrong, but I would caution against such conclusions. Getting layed off can do strange things to people, especially if it's their last job.

You left out that the dude may have even died early as a result. foo.gif
post #282 of 310
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You left out that the dude may have even died early as a result. foo.gif

Glad you made the point; didn't want to push it.
post #283 of 310
Integrity is a huge factor in business success although the payoffs are cumulative and take a while to reach full fruition
post #284 of 310
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post


Thank you ChicagoRon, now to figure out what I really want to do...shog[1].gif

"Highly motivated, insightful business analyst seeking opportunity to assist with finance-related planning, challenges, resource programs and special projects."

Too much for LinkedIn header? I pulled it off some IBM job description lol8[1].gif But that is generally what I'm interested in--I do have a finance and statistics degree satisfied.gif

business professional
post #285 of 310
^ thank you. should probably generalize it since i don't want to narrow my first job opportunity..
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