Lobbyists rush for issues shout-outs – Call it rhetorical earmarking. Every year, interest groups and individuals lobby the White House to get their pet policy issues or coveted causes mentioned in the State of the Union address. And every year, the president, his speechwriters and policy advisers have to decide which agenda items merit a paragraph or sentence, a shout-out or some extra-special form of recognition. This year, gun-control advocates are likely to have the spotlight.
Meet the Mayor – Jim Clinton explains Bend’s biggest issues. Bend’s new mayor, who is beginning his third term as a city council member, holds a Ph.D. in physics, started a series of high-tech companies and is very interested in alternative energies. He raced motocross in the early-’70s, is passionate about superconductivity and is pretty sure he’s tested more water-heating solar panel designs than anyone out there.
The Power Of Nice – A couple of days ago, I received a really nice email from a complete stranger who had found me on LinkedIn and wanted my advice on an issue. It was going to be quite long winded and I really didn’t have the time to spend on her request, but I actually found myself saying out loud to no one “Well, since you asked me so nicely…”
Why Humility is Essential for Every New Hire – When interviewing product managers at Google, we ranked candidates on four metrics: technical ability, communication skills, intellect and Googliness. A Googley person embodies the values of the company – a willingness to help others, an upbeat attitude, a passion for the company, and the most important, humility.
The Most Ridiculous Excuses from Tardy Employees – We’re all late for work from time to time. In fact, 26% of employees admit to being tardy at least once a month and 16% are late once a week, or more, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.
A Call to Action
Town Hall Meeting with State Lawmakers – Senator Chris Edwards (D – Eugene), Representative Nancy Nathanson (D – Eugene) and House Majority Leader Val Hoyle (D – Eugene/Junction City) will use the time to reveal their legislative priorities, along with discussing the challenges and opportunities they expect to arise in the 2013 Legislative Session.
The 12 Best Tweeters In Congress – But a few members have really committed to the medium. Here, we’ve curated a list of the Congressional tweeters who are definitely worth following.
Using Fashion to Make a Statement on Technology – Mr. Wang’s collaborators will participate electronically, sending ideas on Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones, as inspiration for a one-of-a-kind print that will be used on a limited collection bag.
How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource – n the age of social media, we have countless outlets for job searching. Platforms such as LinkedIn are the first to come to mind, but can candidates use Twitter to find jobs as well? This past Thursday the HR teams at Twitter and NPR collaborated in the first live #NPRTwitterChat aimed at helping job seekers use social media as a job search tool.