If you’re feeling frustrated by distractions on Facebook — ads, sponsored posts, lists of links you never use in sidebars, etc — give the FBPurity plugin a try (compatible with all current browsers): https://www.fbpurity.com/

Once you get it installed, head to Facebook in a new tab and the FBPurity screen will appear on top of the Facebook user interface. You can explore the options available — short descriptions appear when you hold your mouse cursor over each option.

On the options screen there’s an “Import Settings” link (bottom left corner). The default settings are already a good step up from “normal” Facebook, but if you’d like to give an aggressive set of adjustments a try, use the settings file at this link: https://file.io/nDF2o6

If you want to start over with the default FBPurity settings, simply click the “Reset Settings” link (bottom right corner).

The purpose of a resume when applying for jobs is to describe a candidate quickly, succinctly and to convey their most important/valuable/relevant qualifications to the prospective employer. One common resume mistake that candidates make is including a list of skills, technologies, and/or tools that the candidates feels describe themselves.

Skills lists should never, ever be used on resumes. No exceptions. Full stop.


This is:

  • a list — in no particular order — of recurring resume writing errors I find
  • formed from my personal perspective after reading easily tens of thousands of resumes over the last 15 years as a hiring manager, interviewer, recruiter, and mentor
  • specifically tailored for candidates in the information…

Faced with a 4-hour layover today at JetBlue’s Terminal 5 in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, I planned to catch up on email, work on my to-do list, and generally make the most of the afternoon. JetBlue proudly advertises its free WiFi services on large signs thoroughout T5, and…

Daniel C. Eckert

Leader of engineers. Designer of datacenters, networks, software, supply chain, & product strategies. Mentor & advisor. www.danielceckert.com

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