Un recorrido por las tapas de revistas más controvertidas.
viernes, 11 de mayo de 2012
Infoxicación: mejor prevenir que curar
Abres los ojos y, antes de salir de la cama, tu primer impulso es desde tu smartphone. Te sientas delante del ordenador y te encuentras con en tus feeds. Mientras trabajas o disfrutas de tu tiempo libre, sientes la para compartir la última noticia o aquello que, realmente, ahora mismo. Por la noche, vuelves a a la cama, no sin antes comprobar el correo (aunque hace 10 minutos que has apagado el ordenador) o mirar las .
¿Os suena de algo? Si la respuesta es que no, : (todavía) . Si os sentís mínimamente identificados, os propongo algunas soluciones para mejorar los síntomas.
Menos es más
§ Sí, lo dice alguien con 161 suscripciones. No obstante, de todas ellas, Apuesto lo que sea a que una gran parte está inactiva o, simplemente, ni nos molestamos en leer más allá del titular. Si usáis para gestionar vuestros RSS, os recomiendo que deis un paseo por la pestaña de «Suscripciones», escondida bajo «Ajustes».
§ Si sois más asiduos a las suscripciones por e-mail, os propongo la misma solución: . Menuda obviedad, ¿no? Pero, si nos paramos a pensar: A eso me refiero. La buena noticia es que no cuesta tanto: la mayoría de estas suscripciones cuentan con un link para darse de baja (normalmente en letra pequeña, escondido al final del e-mail). ¡Clic y listo!
El problema no está solo en el correo. De hecho, gran parte del problema se encuentra fuera de él. Sin embargo, . Las y los son una buena forma de empezar.
Si no queréis ser tan drásticos con vuestras suscripciones (es comprensible, a mí también me cuesta desprenderme de mi dosis diaria de información) y usáis Gmail, os propongo algo alternativo: Reconozco ser la primera en mirar el correo varias veces por hora, pero, la verdad, . Con los filtros de Gmail, podemos configurar nuestro correo para que ciertos elementos no vayan directamente a la bandeja de entrada, evitando así posibles distracciones.
¿Cómo? Muy sencillo: no os llevará más de cinco minutos. Aquí . Algunas sugerencias:
§ : si estáis suscritos a listas de correo, sabréis que el ritmo de mensajes puede ser algo abrumador. Por ello, os recomiendo crear una Etiqueta asociada a cada una de estas listas, así como un Filtro que se encargue automáticamente de etiquetar estos e-mails y trasladarlos fuera de la vista principal de
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They sit at leisure, drinking and talking.
When the whiskey has been consumed, one of them stands up and walks out of the room.
The other tries to guess who left.
miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2012
12 Facts About Body Language You Should Know Before Your Next Job Interview
Most of us aren't aware of our body language, especially when we're in a stressful situation — but interviewers are trained to read it.
Karl Rozemeyer at TheLadders says in a report that involuntary body language can be compared to stage fright for an actor.
To see how actors effectively communicate with their bodies, Rozemeyer spoke to John Treacy Egan, a Broadway actor, and Jodie Bentley, an acting coach.
“I think it is important to have body awareness before you go into an interview,” Bentley said. "There are many actions and habits that we should consider doing or avoid doing to tell the right story during the interview setting."
TheLadders gave us permission to share these 12 body tricks jobseekers should master before stepping into the interviewing room. All of the photos are modeled by Business Insider staffers.
1. Feel good
about your wardrobe and wear clothes that 'show you in your best lighting'
“I really think that the clothes that you wear impact who you are, and if you wear something that makes you feel fabulous, your body language is going to be so much more comfortable in the moment," Bentley said.
2. Hold onto a
talisman to comfort yourself
“Wear a piece of jewelry or a scarf or something that has meaning to you and can ground you in the moment. If I get nervous, sometimes I will look at my wedding ring and think of my husband who supports me, and I realize I should be doing this and I am on the right path."
"When we get nervous, we feel ourselves being removed from our bodies slightly. I think that having that talisman is a great way just to keep us grounded and present in the moment.”
3. Place your feet on the floor
Keep both of your feet on the ground and try not to cross your legs, which Egan said gives off signs that you're unsure of yourself.
4. Sit still
or you'll come off as a nervous person
“Nervous energy isn’t good,” Bentley said. “And so a lot of people cross their legs and shake their legs over and over again. Not that we need to sit with ankles crossed and be stiff.”
5. Place your
hands on your knees
“If you have to make a point,” Egan said, “you can use your hands.”
However, try not to speak with your hands, so keep them on your knees so that you'll be aware of them.
6. Sit a bit
forward to show that you're interested and serious about the interview
“You don’t want to sit back,” Egan said. “Leaning backwards can leave the impression that you are overly relaxed and can make you look untidy.”
your arms will make you seem unfriendly
“I think that is a bad habit that a lot of people fall into. It definitely closes you off (from the interviewer). Not a lot of actors do it,” Bentley said.
with your hair or cracking your knuckles can be extremely distracting to your
“I have big, red, curly hair, and I used to twirl my curls when I got nervous,” Bentley said. “It is about really being honest with yourself and saying to yourself: ‘What are my habits when I get nervous, and how can I eliminate them?’ ”
9. Putting your
hands in your pockets makes you look 'messy'
“If you are standing at all in the interview, then hands in the pockets are a big no-no. That just looks so clumsy and messy,” Bentley said.
Instead, Egan advised to "let your hands drop to your side, and talk. When you need to use your hands, engage them.”
10. Don't invade the interviewer's space and keep your hands and body parts on your side of the desk
“Some people just get too close for comfort,” Bentley said. “They think that they want to make a connection, so they get closer. Really knowing that boundary is really important.”
11. Use props to help you look more comfortable
“If you need a prop like a pen, use it if it makes you feel a little bit more comfortable,” Egan said. “Start with the place where you feel safest, holding your hands together or holding a prop, but give yourself the chance to step away from that during the presentation or interview. It makes you look stronger.”
12. Staring will make you look too intense and unnatural
“In a conversation, (actors) never fully lock eyes with people,” Bentley said. “We talk, we look people in the eyes, we have a thought, and we look away. We look to the right, and we look to the left.”
Egan agreed: When you start staring at them, you start "to look a little crazy. If you feel like you are looking the person in the eye too long, hold it one more second and break away.”
What To Do When Your Inappropriate Email Gets Sent To The Wrong Person
Instantaneous communication has made our lives easier, but the drawback is that you can't retrieve messages after clicking "send."
Sometimes, mis-sent emails can be amusing. But if the exchange is inappropriate and you're in a professional environment, those email errors can be job-destroying.
So what should you do when you accidentally send an email to someone who was never supposed to receive it?
Cynthia Good, CEO of Little Pink Book — a career resource site specifically for women — said this depends on the message itself. If it's not serious or doesn't offend anyone, feel free to move on and there's no need to even mention it.
However, if it does offend the recipient, it's best to confront the situation immediately and as the sender, you should be the one making the first move. This way, you are not waiting for the other party to come to you, but you are bringing it up first because it's your wrongdoing.
Good told us this situation has occurred in her office several times, and it has gotten out of hand when not handled properly.
"People got hurt, so we sat around and discussed it," Good says. "I mean, no one wants to have these conversations, but sometimes, those issues have already been there and now it's finally being brought to light."
According to a study conducted by Little PINK Book and VitalSmarts, one in five women quit their jobs due to “failed crucial conversations," so by discussing these issues, Good says you have the "opportunity to get to the root of the problem."
"Use these uncomfortable situations as a catalyst to operate even better and improve on relationships between colleagues," she says. If not, these underlying feelings of resentment will potentially lead to bigger and more serious problems in the office.