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LinkedIn is Not the Ultimate Career Site, Twitter Is

Katherine Halek | Undercoverrecruiter

Twitter serves myriad purposes for millions of people. It’s provided space for brand campaigns, event organizations, personal rants, and every other attention-seeking tactic imaginable since 2006. Though many people use it for professional connections, some view it unprofessional at times — certainly not as “respectable” as LinkedIn for branding.

So what makes Twitter such a uniquely useful resource for job seekers (and posters)? Continue reading LinkedIn is Not the Ultimate Career Site, Twitter Is

WHAT IS A ‘GUY’S GUY?’

by Robert Manni

We’re at a critical juncture for redefining men and bridging the communications gap between the sexes. It’s ironic that with all of our technology, communication between men and women has never been in such a dire state. Over the past 30 years, the paths of women and men have changed dramatically. While women have been on a straight trajectory of achievement, accomplishment, and long overdue recognition, men find themselves in a tough spot. Although men have never been freer to be whomever they want, it’s also never been less clear who they are. Women are on the move and men refuse to change. There is resentment, a lack of empathy and understanding on both sides. We’re heading in different directions. Enter the Guy’s Guy.

So, What Is A Guy’s Guy?

A Guy’s Guy is a contemporary Man’s Man — a nod to the return of the casual confidence and seductive integrity of the classic male — updated to reflect a belief that everybody wins when men and women can be at their best. A Guy’s Guy welcomes the rise of women, yet competes with them for love, sex, power and money in a time when everyone plays for keeps. Guy’s Guys exude unassuming strength, timeless style and emotional intelligence. They seek healthy relationships and joyful living. Today’s Guy’s Guy has moved light-years beyond the time when men gave lip service to feminism while struggling to see women beyond the kitchen and the bedroom. Guy’s Guys consider women equal in all ways and treat them respectfully. They don’t patronize women for sex, and it’s game on in business with no glass ceilings.

Why Do Guy’s Guy Matter?

Men are in crisis and risk falling behind if they don’t evolve. How can young men learn what it means to be a man in this rapidly evolving society when they receive such conflicting signals about masculinity that leave them caught between the roid-rage messages of MMA and the tinted moisturizing of manscaping? With Hollywood’s one-dimensional preening power studs, metrosexuals, geeks, and superheroes as role models, many young men are left adrift. Middle-age men fare no better. Traditionally defined by their jobs, the ascension of women and the tough economy has changed everything. Women, more self-sufficient and on the move, will not slow down or step aside to accommodate men’s out of step ideas and constructs. Men need to re-examine their roles and be open to new possibilities where they share the wealth and the burdens. It’s not just up to the men; women need to pitch in as well. Women can help usher in positive change through empathy and understanding as men learn to redefine themselves.

So What’s Next?

This is a wake up call, not a death sentence for men. You’ll find today’s open-minded guys’ guys everywhere — learning as they navigate a challenging environment. For a guy’s guy, there’s never been a better time to be a man. When men and women can be at their best, everyone wins. Right?

Is your guy a guy’s guy?

The Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love is Robert’s debut novel. Visit his website at robertmanni.com for up-to-date news, to read his blog and check out his videos. You can also become a fan on facebook.com/RobertManniAuthor, or follow Robert on twitter.com/RobertManni.

You can also find Robert on Guy’s Guy Radio on BlogTalkRadio. He is a regular contributor to online magazines GalTime.com and StraightUpLove.com. He blogs about life love and the pursuit of happiness at www.robertmanni.com. He can be heard on ABC Radio’s new lifestyle station, Men’s Life, in conjunction with Slacker.com.

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Top 40 Signs of a Midlife Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ve taken the liberty of boldfacing the one’s I find most pertinent.

By Radhika Sanghani – The Telegraph

It shows a modern midlife crisis hits men aged 43, the same age as Labour leader Ed Miliband, and women at 44, the same age as Jennifer Aniston.

The male midlife crisis lasts between three and ten years, whereas women will only suffer the crisis for two and five years, the study found.

Typical signs include looking up ex-partners on Facebook, taking vitamin pills and taking out a direct debit for a charity.

Not being able to sleep because of work worries, reading obituaries regularly in the newspaper and taking up a new hobby are also indicators of the crisis.

Hair transplant centre Crown Clinic who surveyed 1,000 people also found people in a midlife crisis fret over their hair thinning and dye it to cover grey hairs.

The term mid-life crisis was first coined in 1965 where early analysis suggested that it could happen anywhere between the ages of 40 and 60, but it is now shown to start much earlier.

It is linked to younger people beginning their careers earlier, and statistics show the average age of company chief executives has fallen from 59 to 48 in the last generation.

Surgeon Asim Shahmalak from the Crown Clinic said: “As people get older they worry increasingly about their appearance and want to recapture their youth.

“At Crown Clinic, we have found that people are far less shy about making quite radical changes to their appearance as they get older.

“Men are less embarrassed to seek a transplant to combat baldness.

“They worry about losing their jobs and know that a more youthful appearance will make their more attractive not just to the opposite sex but employers as well.

“It is interesting that David Cameron was 43 when he became Prime Minister – the typical age men’s mid-life crisis starts.

“His hair has thinned noticeably since he came to power and stress is likely to have been a contributing factor.”

The top 40 signs you’re having a midlife crisis

1 Desiring a simpler life

2 Still going to music festivals like Glastonbury

3 Start looking up old boyfriends or girlfriends on Facebook

4 Realise you will never be able to pay off your mortgage

5 Joining Twitter so your bosses think you ‘get’ digital

6 Excessively reminisce about your childhood

7 Take no pleasure in your friends’ successes

8 Splashing out on an expensive bicycle

9 Sudden desire to play an instrument

10 Fret over thinning hair

11 Take up a new hobby

12 Want to make the world a better place

13 Longingly look at old pictures of yourself

14 Dread calls at unexpected times from your parents (fearing the worst)

15 Go to reunion tours of your favourite bands from the 70s and 80s

16 Switch from Radio 2 to indie stations like 6 Music

17 Revisit holiday destinations you went to as a child

18 Cannot envisage a time when you will be able to afford to retire

19 Read obituaries in the newspapers with far greater interest — and always check how people die

20 Obsessively compare your appearance with others the same age

21 Start dyeing your hair when it goes grey

22 Stop telling people your age

23 Dream about being able to quit work but know that you’ll Just never be able to afford to

24 Start taking vitamin pills

25 Worry about being worse off in your retirement than your parents

26 Want to change your friends but don’t meet anyone new that you like

27 Think about quitting your Job and buying a bed & breakfast or a pub

28 Flirt embarrassingly with people 20 years your Junior

29 Look up your medical symptoms on the internet

30 Start thinking about going to church but never act on it

31 Always note when politicians or business leaders are younger than you

32 Contemplate having a hair transplant or plastic surgery

33 Take out a direct debit for a charity

34 Can’t sleep because of work worries

35 Hangovers get worse and last more than a day on occasions

36 Constantly compare your career success with your friends

37 Worry about a younger person taking your Job

38 Take up triathlons or another extreme sport

39 Find that you are very easily distracted

40 Realise that the only time you read books is when you are on holiday