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William Kaboro
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER POST ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
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We share so many details of our daily lives online, but where should we draw the line on what we share about ourselves, our family, and our friends? There are some tidbits of personal information that it is best to never share online, here are ten of them:

1. Your Full Birthdate

While you may love getting loads of birthday wishes posted by your friends on your Facebook Timeline, having your birthdate posted on your profile may provide scammers and identity thieves with one of the key pieces of information needed to steal your identity and open up accounts in your name.

2. Your Current Location

Many people don't realize that when they post a status update or a tweet, they may also be revealing their current location. Giving out your location information can be dangerous because it tells potential thieves that you might not be at home. Depending on your privacy settings, that innocent tweet from your vacation spot might give the bad guys the green light they were waiting for to rob your house.

3. Pictures of Your Children or Your Friends' Children Tagged With Their Names

Ok, this is a sensitive topic. We all want to protect our kids, we would lay down in front of a truck to protect them, but many of us post hundreds of name tagged pictures of our children online for the world to see. The problem is that you can never be sure that only your friends are seeing these pictures. What if your friend has their phone stolen or logs into Facebook from the library and forgets to log out? You can't rely on the "Friends only" setting because you really never know.

Assume that everything is public and don't post anything that you wouldn't want the world having access to.

If you must post pictures of your children, remove any geotag information, and avoid using their real names in the picture tag or description. Your true friends know their names, no need to label them. Same goes for tagging pictures of your friends' kids. If in doubt leave the tag out.

I would be a hypocrite if I said I had removed all tags of my kids from Facebook. It's a long process to go back through years worth of photos, but I work on it a little bit at a time, eventually I'll have them all removed.

4. Your Home Address

Again, you never know who might be looking at your profile. Don't post where you live as you are making things easy for the bad guys. What can criminals do with your address? Check out our article on How Criminals Use Google Maps to 'Case the Joint' to find out.

5. Your Real Phone Number

While you may want your friends to be able to contact you, what if your real phone number falls into the wrong hands. It's possible that your location could be narrowed down by someone using a reverse phone number lookup tool which are freely available on the Internet.

An easy way to allow people to contact you by phone without giving them your real phone number is by using a Google Voice phone number as a go-between. Check out our article on How to Use Google Voice as a Privacy Firewall for full details.

6. Your Relationship Status

Want to give your stalker the green light they've been waiting for while simultaneously letting them know that your more likely to be home alone? Posting your relationship status is the surest way to accomplish this. If you want to be mysterious, just say "It's Complicated".

7. Pictures With Geotags

There's no better road map to your current location than a geotagged picture. Your phone might be recording the location of all pictures you take without you even knowing it. To find out more about why geotags aren't necessarily as cool as you thought they were and to learn how to nix them from your pix, check out our article on How to Remove Geotags from Pictures.

8. Vacation Plans

"Hey, I'm going to be on vacation on the 25th of August, please come rob me", that's basically what you're saying to social network trolling criminals when you post your vacation plans, vacation photos, and when you location tag yourself while you're still on vacation. Wait until you are safely home before uploading your vacation pics or talking about your vacation online. Is "checking in" at that fancy restaurant really worth giving up your location information to potential criminals?

9. Embarrassing Things you Wouldn't Want Shared With Your Employer or Family
Before you post anything online, think to yourself, would I want my boss or family to see this? If not, don't post it. Even if you post something and delete it, doesn't mean that someone didn't take a screenshot of it before you had the chance to remove it.

10. Information About Your Current Job or Work-related Projects

Talking about work-related things on social networks is a bad idea. Even an innocent status update about how mad you are about missing a deadline on a project could provide valuable information to your competitors that they could leverage against your company.
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William Kaboro   The social networks are a dangerous place. Everybody is there: the good, the bad and the very ugly.Take care about your personal details.
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Negotiate your way to success...

THE ART OF NEGOTIATION
(By anonymous)

A father left 17 Camels as an Asset for his Three Sons.

When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will.

The Will of the Father stated that the Eldest son should get Half of 17 Camels,

The Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of 17 Camels,

Youngest Son should be given 1/9th of the 17 Camels,

As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the sons started to fight with each other.

So, they decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man listened patiently about the Will. The wise man, after giving this thought, brought one camel of his own & added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will.

Half of 18 = 9.
So he gave 9 camels
to the eldest son.

1/3rd of 18 = 6.
So he gave 6 camels
to the middle son.

1/9th of 18 = 2.
So he gave 2 camels
to the youngest son.

Now add this up:
9 + 6 + 2 = 17 &
This leaves 1 camel,
which the wise man took back.

MORAL of the story:

The attitude of negotiation & problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the common ground, the issue is resolved. It is difficult at times.

However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we won’t be able to reach any!
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Victor Okechukwu   Wow, cool!
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Beatrice Okonkwo   Very interesting
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10 FOOLISH RÉSUMÉ (CV) MISTAKES THAT COULD COST YOU THE JOB
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Foolish Mistakes

Creating a résumé may seem relatively simple, but you might be surprised by some of the things hiring managers say are big no-no's on résumés. They say they see these mistakes all the time.
Here are their tips on how to avoid making a fool of yourself the next time you send out a résumé.

Too many details

Details you can leave out, according to Nancy Shuman, chief marketing officer at Lloyd Staffing, include multiple phone numbers (one is good, preferably a cell with a professional sounding greeting), reference names and contacts, salary by position, and addresses of companies or schools. Shuman said employers can always ask for this data later.

Distracting facts

"Know the line between good information and too much information," said Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs, a job service site for finding flexible employment. "I once had a candidate apply for a job, and listed on his résumé under 'Awards & Honors' was 'Pig Wrestling Champion – multiple wins in the large pig division.' This information, while it did most definitely differentiate the candidate, wasn’t in the least related to the job at hand, and was more of a distraction than a positive addition to his application."

A photo

"Many people make the mistake of adding a photo of themselves to their résumé, thinking that their good looks will help get them an interview," said Brooke Bakalar Sloane of marketing agency GolinHarris. "However, a company legally cannot consider your picture in determining whether or not you are qualified for a position, and thus many companies immediately discard résumés with photos."

Foolish fonts

"Using Comic Sans, Papyrus or any other cheesy font screams 'I don't know what I'm doing,'" said Garry Polmateer, principal, information strategy company, Red Argyle.

Cute email addresses

Inappropriate or "cutesy" email addresses, are a no-no, say Kyra Mancine and Stacey Bershod of catalog company QCI Direct. "Get an email address that is professional to put on the top of your résumé," they write. "Seeing 'loverboy22@hotmail.com' or whatever is not going to win you any points in the job search."

Odd hobbies

"Don't put strange hobbies or interests on your résumé," said Kevin Spence, president of Career Thoughts, a career guidance website. "There are better ways to show off your individuality. I once had an applicant who mentioned on his résumé that he was a marionette and knife collector. Those may both be legitimate hobbies, but my 'serial-killer alarm' went off. He may have been qualified for the position, but he didn't get a call back."

Elementary school

"I don't think you should put your elementary school on your résumé," said Elaine Simon, assistant manager at EFA Diamonds. "Of course, I am interested in any college degrees a candidate may have, as well as any vocational training."

Too much blank space

"I'm not saying to make it so wordy and crowded that it looks like a newspaper, but having a résumé that is only half a page tells me that you don't have enough job and/or life experiences," said Brenna Smith, founder and CEO of SheNOW. "Even if you've never had a job, you should at least have volunteer work, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, etc. Don't submit a résumé showing only your objective and education."

A second page

"One should not have a second page unless it's simply listing references or is something that provides an example of what the résumé itself references," said Sean Smith, president of advertising agency Third Street. "If you can't get your résumé down to one page, it sends a message that you lack the ability to communicate in a succinct manner – which is becoming increasingly crucial in our bullet-point, social media world."

Careless inaccuracies

"Take great care to get work dates, titles and responsibilities consistent and correct," advises Patrick Lynch, president of career consulting firm The Frontier Group. "I have seen clients who have had inconsistencies between their résumé and LinkedIn cause them issues when interviewing. I have also seen the worst-case scenario where a job offer was rescinded because one of the candidate's job titles was not corroborated by their past employer."
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Victor Okechukwu   A carelessly cobbled up CV will make a fool of you oh!
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You MUST BELIEVE in your abilities...

"If you really put a small value upon yourself,
rest assured that the world will not raise your price."

~ Author Unknown
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Victor Okechukwu   Yes! If you make yourself a chicken, you will be eaten by the eagles!
Thursday 9:32am  · 
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Beatrice Okonkwo   Yes. The eagles will eat you at the first opportunity.
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Robert Macharia
Women don't LISTEN!
Tuesday 1:48pm
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Beatrice Okonkwo   Lol! You must learn to listen oh!
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Christine Otieno
Husband and Wife Relationships
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Work hard at what you do....
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Christine Otieno   Hard work always pays. Eventually.
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Robert Macharia   Why on the bed? But shows some good effort.
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SUCCESS IN GENERAL: NOTHING BEATS ACTION

“Action is the real measure of intelligence."

- Napoleon Hill
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Success Team   Get down to action. Do it.....that plan of yours.
Monday 9:40am  · 
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Alice Khumalo   True. Talk and wishful thinking will get you nowhere.
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Elias Kesef
This is why I dont shave
Sep 23, 2016
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Alice Khumalo   Lol! Want to appear tough?
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Christine Otieno   The first one does look "tough" - and like a barbarian and a terrorist too. Lol!
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Elias Kesef
Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Sep 23, 2016
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