Saturday, February 27, 2010

Success Strategies for Job Applicants and the Leadership Capability Framework - Cairns, North Queensland

Merit Solutions Australia is bringing job application
training and management coaching to Cairns,
North Queensland.

Merit HR Consultants have worked with over 5,000
Government selection panels over 13 years.

They will be sharing their knowledge and experience
in two workshops in Cairns:

1. Winning Government Jobs
Success Strategies for Job Applicants
Breakfast Presentation
Friday 26 March -
7am to 8.30pm


The world of public sector recruitment and selection
is changing. Job applicants need to be able to
present themselves confidently and professionally
at all stages of the selection process.

This short information session gives you the
strategies to succeed.

$25 per person, including continental breakfast.

Register Now! Download flyer with registration


2. Queensland Government Capability Leadership Framework
Information Session for Job Applicants
Friday 26 March - 10.00am to 11.30am


With the new Queensland Government Directive
on Recruitment and Selection, the Capability
Leadership Framework is now entrenched as the
cornerstone of Queensland Government
recruitment and selections. Both job applicants
and selection panels need to adapt and make
the most of the new approach.

This short information session presents expert
advice for job applicants wanting to understand
and use the Capability Framework.

Register Now! Download flyer with registration

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bread Making Tips | Dough Temperature | Mixing The Dough | Bread Healthy

Bread Making Tips | Dough Temperatures | Mixing The Dough

Dough Temperatures

In a bakery, maintaining the correct temperatures for preferments—generally cool—and proof boxes for dough rising are critical for consistency of flavor and an efficient daily baking routine. The ideal dough temperature is around 75 degrees, and to keep it at this temperature requires an ambient temperature of the same. However, our own house is generally cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer. In the winter I rest the dough on top of the refrigerator where there is more heat. And I always cover with a large trash bag to prevent air from blowing on the dough and drying out the surface. Unless the house or kitchen is extremely cold or drafty, I wouldn’t worry about temperature too much. Colder dough requires more patience.
George Eckrich, co-founder of Dr. Kracker, shares his bread making tips. George emphasizes dough temperature and mixing dough bread. He is a strong advocate of healthy eating for a healthy mind.
 

NOTE: This is an example of the use of Posterous to promote a small business.  The post is derived via the screen capture bookmarklet provided by Posterous.

Related post:
How to Use Posterous for Leverage

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Giant Squid100. He provides free resources
for Squidoo marketing on his Squidoo authority
site:
http://www.squidoo.com/squidoomarketingstrategies

To learn more about Squidoo Affiliate Marketing
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

World Acupuncture Membership for Acupuncture Practitioners

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A site dedicated to upskilling acupuncture practitioners - videos, articles, workshops and practice guides from leading practitioners in Japanese Acupuncture. Educators include Alan Jansson, internationally recognized for successfully treating elite athletes using Japanese Acupuncture.


NOTE: This is an example of the use of Posterous to promote a small business.  The post is derived via the screen capture bookmarklet provided by Posterous.

Related post:
How to Use Posterous for Leverage

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Ron Passfield is a Top 100 Squidoo Lensmaster and
Giant Squid100. He provides free resources
for Squidoo marketing on his Squidoo authority
site:
http://www.squidoo.com/squidoomarketingstrategies

To learn more about Squidoo Affiliate Marketing
check out:
http://www.squidooaffiliatemarketing.com

Subscribe to Ron's free Squidoo Marketing e-course:
http://www.smsecourse.squidoomarketingstrategies.com/

Ron is the author of the e-Book:
Squidoo Marketing Strategies

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Psychometric Assessment - Track Record - Merit Solutions


Psychometric Assessment

Merit Solutions has applied the PAPI assessment tool to a number of senior selection processes in both State and Local Government agencies.  These assessments have assisted to refine selection strategies and added significantly to the panels’ insight into applicants, particularly when fields are competitive and identifying the best fit for a new culture is a critical requirement.  In administering the PAPI assessments we provide personalised feedback to both applicants and selection panels and have then been able to suggest development options for the successful candidates, based on the outcomes of this more intensive assessment.
Merit Solutions Australia offers psychometric assessment on a worldwide basis for use in selection and recruitment exercises or for personal development programs.  Feedback to applicants/staff and selection/assessment center panels can be face-to-face or via phone or Skype (for overseas).

NOTE: This is an example of the use of Posterous to promote a small business.  The post is derived via the screen capture bookmarklet provided by Posterous.


Related post:

How to Use Posterous for Leverage

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Ron Passfield is a Top 100 Squidoo Lensmaster and
Giant Squid100. He provides free resources
for Squidoo marketing on his Squidoo authority
site:
http://www.squidoo.com/squidoomarketingstrategies

To learn more about Squidoo Affiliate Marketing
check out:
http://www.squidooaffiliatemarketing.com

Subscribe to Ron's free Squidoo Marketing e-course:
http://www.smsecourse.squidoomarketingstrategies.com/

Ron is the author of the e-Book:
Squidoo Marketing Strategies

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Squidoo Lens Design: Torah Bright, Olympics Gold Medal Winner, Snowboarding







Here I am following the framework I developed for Squidoo lens design:
7 Top Strategies for Lens Creation.

1. Purpose of the Squidoo Lens

I developed this lens to acknowledge the achievement
of Torah Bright in winning the Gold Medal for the Women's
Halfpipe at the 2010 Winter Olympics (18 February).

2. Concept of the Squidoo Lens

I wanted to communicate what Torah achieved against
all odds - her tenacity, courage and determination.
I also wished to display her disarming smile, her
strength of character and her down-to-earth nature.
I particularly wanted to show that Torah's win
was not a case of instant success - she has a long
track record of achieving at the highest levels.

3. Lens Design to Meet Concept and Purpose

I was aware of the considerable media coverage of
Torah's Gold Medal win and I wanted to build my lens
quickly to capitalize on the "buzz".  So I chose the
SquidWho Lens Template.  The beauty of this template
is that Squidoo creates a lot of the lens for you.  You enter
the name of the person who is the focus of your lens and
Squidoo gathers relevant information into modules drawing
on Twitter feeds, Yahoo news, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia
and other sources.  In other words, Squidoo does a lot of the
research for you.  You can also do a SquidWho lens about
yourself (as an autobiography or e-portfolio) as I have
done here:
http://www.squidoo.com/ron-passfield


4. Keyword Research

I undertook keyword research for my tags by using the
Google Adwords Keyword Tool. This tool provided plenty
of keywords that I could use. I will be using the
long tail keywords throughout the lens in module titles,
sub-headings and module text. I've printed out the results
for easy reference so I can regularly update the lens with
new tags.

5. Develop Content

As I mentioned in (3) above, Squidoo generated a lot of
the content by searching the Internet, locating materials
and creating relevant modules.  I re-organized the material,
used some of it to search further (e.g. specific news reports,
additional YouTube videos, Torah's own website, Flickr
photos).  I also added an Amazon module (would you believe
there are Torah Bright products?), "What Do You Love
About Torah?" poll module and Google Blog & News modules.
It's fascinating to watch these updates along with the updates
from the Twitter feed (every 5 minutes or so at the moment).

6. Source Images

I only located one "Creative Commons License" photo on
Flickr - the Flag Bearing Image.  I will have to keep my
eyes out for more as they are posted.  Most Torah photos
are taken by professionals and are on a restricted use
basis.  I could get around this by writing to Torah and
requesting the use of photos from her website.  I have
found in the past that a direct request works wonders.
For example, this lens was created with the explicit
permission (and gratitude) of the photographer:
http://www.squidoo.com/barbarajh-maroochydore


7. Revisit, Refine, Link and Promote

I will need to update this lens regularly from the many
sources that are currently available.  I particularly want
to create a couple of modules to highlight Torah's track
record, leading up to the Olympics. This will require a bit of
HTML and CSS script to create some color and variety in
presentation.  I'll also use the SnagIt program for
some screen capture material.

Key Lessons:  The SquidWho Lens Template
is a powerful way to very quickly create an informative lens
and capitalize on the buzz surrounding a public figure (artist,
singer, athlete etc.).   A heap of material is provided for
you via the lens template. All you need to do is to organize
it and add some further research drawing on the sources
provided by Squidoo through the lens creation process.
A possible application of this would be to create a fan
lens when one of your favorite performers is visiting
your town or country.

Related Posts:

Squidoo Lens Design - Merit Solutions Australia
Top 7 Steps for Squidoo Lens Design
Long Tail Keywords and Deep Indexing of Squidoo Lenses
Squidoo Lens Design - Tropical Rainforest
Create a Squidoo Lens Ring

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Ron Passfield is a Top 100 Squidoo Lensmaster and
Giant Squid100. He provides free resources
for Squidoo marketing on his Squidoo authority
site:
http://www.squidoo.com/squidoomarketingstrategies

To learn more about Squidoo Affiliate Marketing
check out:
http://www.squidooaffiliatemarketing.com

Subscribe to Ron's free Squidoo Marketing e-course:
http://www.smsecourse.squidoomarketingstrategies.com/

Ron is the author of the e-Book:
Squidoo Marketing Strategies

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Beat procrastination with productivity

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Podcast recorded on my iPhone via AudioBoo. Explains how I have implemented my New Year's Resolution to improve my productivity and overcome the tyranny of e-mail.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

How to use Posterous for leverage | RedGage

How to use Posterous for leverage

How to use Posterous for leverage

Posterous.com is a free program that allows you to do email blogging and blog via screen capture.  It is simple to use but incredibly powerful.
You create an account by emailing post@posterous.com and your account and Posterous blog is created for you. 
This is a RedGage.com blog post where I explain how to use Posterous - an example of cross-posting between RedGage and Posterous.