1TECHNOLOGYFORLUDDITES:             WORK-RELATED             SKILLS IN             TECHNOLOGY
ARE YOU A LUDDITE?                 LUDDITE: (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia):                 The Luddites were a s...
THE BIG PICTURE                        PROFIT! Businesses invest in technology to increase their margins,                 ...
PURPOSE OF TECH                      Technology must serve the purpose of the business. Technology                      do...
THE IMPORTANT STUFF   The Hype Cycle   Slope of    Enlightenment   Productive    Technology                       UNCLA...
WORK-RELATED SKILLS                      IT IS NOT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY, IT IS ABOUT APPLYING IT TO                      WORK-...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINRESEARCHJOB SEEKERS SHOULD POSSESS THE ABILITY TOSYSTEMATICALLY FIND RELEVANT INFORMATIONTHROUGH...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPININFORMATION HANDLINGMOST BUSINESSES REGARD THE ABILITY TOHANDLE AND ORGANIZE INFORMATION TOPRODU...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINTECHNOLOGICAL ABILITYMOST JOB OPENINGS WILL REQUIRE PEOPLE WHOARE COMPUTER LITERATE OR KNOW HOW ...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINCOMMUNICATION SKILLSEMPLOYERS TEND TO VALUE AND HIRE PEOPLEWHO ARE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEIR THOUGHT...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINORGANIZATION SKILLSORGANIZATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TOMAINTAIN A HARMONIOUS WORKINGRELATIONSH...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPININTERPERSONAL SKILLSIT IS ESSENTIAL TO POSSESS THE SKILL OFCOMMUNICATING AND WORKING WITH PEOPLE...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINPROFESSIONAL GROWTHEMPLOYERS PREFER TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO AREWILLING TO IMPROVE BY LEARNING NEW SKI...
TO RECAP                       •   RESEARCH                       •   INFORMATION HANDLING   IT IS ABOUT    PEOPLE       ...
UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINONE LAST POINT…TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED INTERVIEWING   Website      The interviewer will ask you...
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Technology for luddites

  1. 1. 1TECHNOLOGYFORLUDDITES: WORK-RELATED SKILLS IN TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. ARE YOU A LUDDITE? LUDDITE: (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia): The Luddites were a social movement of 19th-century English textile artisans who protested – often by destroying mechanised looms – against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, which they felt were Internet leaving them without work and changing their way of life. The movement was named after General Ned Ludd or King Ludd, a mythical figure Wikipedia who, like Robin Hood, was reputed to live in Sherwood Forest. Computers • “I can’t get a job because I’ve been replaced by Technology automation, computer, machine, etc” People • “Technology is promoting unemployment” • “This is how I’ve always done this job” UNCLASSIFIED // PROPIN
  3. 3. THE BIG PICTURE PROFIT! Businesses invest in technology to increase their margins, and successful employees find ways to leverage technology and relationships to improve margins for an employer. Consider the following statements: Discourse • “The typewriter killed penmanship”: Result, exponential rise of legible words Medicine being communicated and political upheaval. • Has television “muffled creativity, discourse and interaction?”: Result, it Finding ourselves commoditized and democratized entertainment versus theater and film. • Does having a GPS really impair our sense of direction — or does it helps millions of people get to their destination. Result, applications like Yelp! are bringing a resurgence to small businesses. • “Texting diminished our language skills and our vocabulary?” or does it teach brevity and focus. • Are our memory capacities actually being weakened by Google? I have enough memory to 1) ask for empirical evidence of that; 2) Remind you that Google has allowed us to access and learn far more than we might have forgotten; • Does the ephemeral nature of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, create stunted relationships and damage our attention span? OR does it create relationships with people whom we would otherwise not know and create a tool for social democratization. UNCLASSIFIED // PROPIN
  4. 4. PURPOSE OF TECH Technology must serve the purpose of the business. Technology does not exist for the sake of technology. • Companies inject technology into the workplace to increase profit Public speaking margins and remain competitive in the rapidly evolving marketplace. – Technology is critical to your employer and your employment Project management • Information systems enable automation, create a competitive Team leading advantage, and minimizes data and work redundancy Computer skills • Mobile workforce – cellular phones, laptops, VPN, email, telecommuting, wireless internet, internet conferencing. • Collaboration across time, space, and organizational boundaries. UNCLASSIFIED // PROPIN
  5. 5. THE IMPORTANT STUFF The Hype Cycle Slope of Enlightenment Productive Technology UNCLASSIFIED // PROPIN
  6. 6. WORK-RELATED SKILLS IT IS NOT ABOUT TECHNOLOGY, IT IS ABOUT APPLYING IT TO WORK-RELATED SKILLS! Employers want people who are motivated to become a better employee. Think about which skills will make you more competent in the position you are applying and Public speaking be able to talk about recent books, conferences, videos, or groups that have improved your skills. Project management • RESEARCH Team leading • INFORMATION HANDLING Computer skills • TECHNOLOGICAL ABILITY • COMMUNICATION SKILLS • ORGNIZATION SKILLS • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • PROFESSIONAL GROWTH UNCLASSIFIED // PROPIN
  7. 7. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINRESEARCHJOB SEEKERS SHOULD POSSESS THE ABILITY TOSYSTEMATICALLY FIND RELEVANT INFORMATIONTHROUGH RESEARCH NOT BECAUSE THEY WANTA RESEARCH JOB, BUT IN ORDER TO DOEFFECTIVE SEARCHES FOR THE DATA NEEDED BY Ability to findA PARTICULAR ACTIVITY. relevant information Research the company. Google  Internet search – company, market, tools, customers Library  Memorize their mission, check out their stores, observe their customers, talk to existing employees In-person  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn discussions  Check out YouTube and Google Image Search LinkedIn Interview Questions – Quora  Have others posted interview questions you should expect to see? UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  8. 8. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPININFORMATION HANDLINGMOST BUSINESSES REGARD THE ABILITY TOHANDLE AND ORGANIZE INFORMATION TOPRODUCE EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS AS ONE OF THETOP SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT. Logical Thinking Organize yourself first! Google Docs Organize your desk (and your desktop) GMail Organize your job search – it is your most important Calendar information handling role right now  Resume(s) Tasks  Skills and jobs where you can make a difference for a company  Submit your application  Follow-up and keep notes UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  9. 9. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINTECHNOLOGICAL ABILITYMOST JOB OPENINGS WILL REQUIRE PEOPLE WHOARE COMPUTER LITERATE OR KNOW HOW TOOPERATE DIFFERENT MACHINES AND OFFICEEQUIPMENT. Information You do NOT need an IT degree! Technology Skill Identify the tools being used by a business during your research  Discover how you would apply those tools to the business you are applying  …and get a GMAIL account! UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINCOMMUNICATION SKILLSEMPLOYERS TEND TO VALUE AND HIRE PEOPLEWHO ARE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEIR THOUGHTSEFFICIENTLY THROUGH VERBAL AND WRITTENCOMMUNICATION. Getting your words Technology is just a medium to convey YOUR message understood  How are you using technology to convey your value? Facebook Twitter KEYWORDS! It is how employers find you on places like LinkedIn. LinkedIn YOUR message is that you can leverage whatever tools necessary to communicate the EMPLOYER’s message to their CUSTOMERS! A REMINDER – YOUR PICTURES AND WHAT YOU SAY ARE IMPORTANT AND THEY CAN AFFECT SOMEONE’S PERCEPTION OF YOU! UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  11. 11. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINORGANIZATION SKILLSORGANIZATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TOMAINTAIN A HARMONIOUS WORKINGRELATIONSHIP IN THE COMPANY AND THEOPPOSITE, DISORGANIZATION COSTS MONEY. Efficiency Windows and Google Docs (Folders and Directories) Outlook and Gmail (Tasks and Calendar) Interviews – Folders and Paper are clean, not folded, crumpled, marked UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  12. 12. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPININTERPERSONAL SKILLSIT IS ESSENTIAL TO POSSESS THE SKILL OFCOMMUNICATING AND WORKING WITH PEOPLEFROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE. Communicating online – Getting along with LinkedIn, Email, Facebook, Twitter others – IT’S  What does your grammar look like? Not just your ABOUT PEOPLE! correspondence, what about the notes you sent Proofread coordinating the interview time? Ask your community Find people to communicate with! UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINPROFESSIONAL GROWTHEMPLOYERS PREFER TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO AREWILLING TO IMPROVE BY LEARNING NEW SKILLSTO KEEP UP WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THEWORKPLACE. Career Investment in Yourself is Investment in the Company Advancement Interview Questions – Internet  Brag about your education and what you have done YouTube to improve yourself (it does not have to be classical training) Library Salespeople! UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN
  14. 14. TO RECAP • RESEARCH • INFORMATION HANDLING IT IS ABOUT PEOPLE • TECHNOLOGICAL ABILITY IT IS ABOUT MAKING YOU BETTER • COMMUNICATION SKILLS IT IS ABOUT YOUR • ORGNIZATION SKILLS MESSAGE • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • PROFESSIONAL GROWTH UNCLASSIFIED // PROPIN
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPINONE LAST POINT…TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED INTERVIEWING Website  The interviewer will ask you about their website! Troubleshoot and test before your Practice, practice, practice – mirror vs video interview!  Improve your communication skills via tech Phone and Video interviewing – Skype, Google Video, Computer-based webcam interviews  Treat it like an in-person interview – no distractions, dress professionally, etc UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO/ PROPIN

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