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Geek. Nerd. Intellectual badass

December 7, 20140 Comments

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Electronic tattoos: what you do online could last forever

December 5, 20140 Comments

TED Talk with Juan Enriquez makes you think about what you do online

Rereading a post from back in 2013 – 5 ways to manage your online presence – and coming across a few more from the latter part of this year, I realised the worry about our online profiles never seems to go away! Mainly because people just don’t seem to get it.

Everyone loves a TED video, so maybe people will pay attention this time. Watch Juan Enriquez talk about “electronic tattoos”.

Want to be successful? Be yourself and be nice

December 2, 20140 Comments

smiley faces drawn on fingersGood manners can go a long way

For all the preparation that goes into a successful interview, first day at work, first date (all firsts really), there are two very basic things to remember:

  1. be yourself
  2. be nice

They’re pretty easy to remember but also too easily forgotten. To be honest, I’d forgotten about them – because they’re now second-nature :-) – until I saw these great tweets from Social Media Strategist Emily Thomas:

 

Steve Jobs success story infographic

November 28, 20140 Comments

The road to success is rarely a straight one. But you must keep going

There are a lot of twists and turns along the way before your company is valued at $700 BILLION. While far from being an autobiography, this infographic does a great job of breaking down the many stages in Steve Jobs’ eventful life.

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T.M.Lewin Black Friday sale

November 28, 20140 Comments

Get ready for Christmas party season with T.M.Lewin’s weekend promo

tm lewin man in blue suitBlack Friday sale at T.M.Lewin, ladies and gents! Get ready for the Christmas office party or get a head start on your wardrobe for January (you can never have too many white shirts).

T.M.Lewin are offering 12 per cent off everything over the weekend. Menswear? Yep. Womenswear? Yep. The sale kicks off this Friday, 28 November – and ends Monday 1st December.

Tick a few names off your Christmas shopping list while you’re at it too, with their Christmas gift ideas.

Use code CYBER12 when checking out online to get your discount.

Shop T.M.Lewin today

10 Quotes on why you should take breaks, relax and play

November 27, 20140 Comments

Quotes from Maya Angelou to Roald Dahl – all in the name of relaxation

Giant Birdsnest for humans the ultimate study spot

November 12, 20140 Comments

Dear Accommodation Services,

Every student needs one of these within easy distance of their living quarters.

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Image credit: Colossal

Hump day motivation: Do great little things

November 12, 20140 Comments

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Blog Awards: vote for us! #UKBA15

November 10, 20140 Comments
UK blog Awards 2015 logo

So I decided to enter The Lecture Room into the UK Blog Awards! Goes without saying, I WANT TO WIN. But that’s not my only motivation.

The “theme” for the 2015 awards is ‘Be Bold’ (#BeBold). A theme that is more than suited to what we’re about. Study, work or play, if you want to stand out and do your best you have to be bold.

So I’m leading by example; win or lose this blog is now on a platform for even more people to see – and hopefully grow to love :-)

We’ve been entered in two categories:

  1. Education
  2. Lifestyle

Thanks in advance for your votes! And good luck to my fellow bloggers entering this year!

Why Cleaning Up Your Facebook Profile is Important

November 8, 20140 Comments

When it comes to looking for a job, there are certain things you wouldn’t bother doing because it doesn’t matter to you. However, to others, such things play a crucial role in determining who you are. For instance, do you know that cleaning up your Facebook profile increases your chances of getting hired? Well, it does, but unfortunately not many people take this into consideration.

 

You never know who is searching your information online.  It could be your next employer! So, be proactive about what they will find on your profile. So why will potential employers want to look for your information on Facebook even though you have already provided them with all the documents that identify you? Well, they want to figure out or rather prove if the information you presented is correct. And because of the increased popularity of search engines, they will find your information on the internet easily.

With that said, how can you achieve this? You need to add a presentable cover photo, hide or delete information that you don’t want to be seen, and highlight some of your best posts. Don’t take chances ensure that the information on Facebook shows who you are.

 

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