Looking for a job? 💼- Define 'wealth' please 💰- Middle managers are top ⭐️- Comprendre votre motivation 🎯- Ecrire: Homme vs Machine 📝

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Episode #32. Hi there! I'm Gilles, the founder of Clind and author of The Timestamp. Our 2500 readers just love saving time so I will go directly to the essentials. Since we announced the Sunset of the Clind app, we received a new wave of new subscribers. Thanks! Congrats to our selected curators of the week!

Discover this week 3 summaries in Engligh and 2 in French:

  • Looking for a job? curated by Patrick Kervern,

  • Define ‘wealth’ please curated by Patrick Kervern,

  • The good thing about middle managers curated by Christian Riedi,

  • 🇫🇷 Les drivers de la motivation écrit par Olivier Cambournac,

  • 🇫🇷 Ecrire: Homme vs Machine écrit par Bertrand Jouvenot.

Patrick Kervern is featured twice in our top 5 of this week 👏.

Last week's special edition about Amazon+Bezos was a hit (you can still discover it if you become a Premium subscriber of The Timestamp), I hope you will enjoy reading (and sharing) this one as well!


#1 Looking for a job  

Looking for work, here is how to write a résumé that AI will love published on August 4th 2021 in the MIT Technology Review (source article click here), curated by Patrick Kervern.

How to make your Resume AI readable? Focus on making it as simple and straightforward as possible, says Ian Siegel, co-founder, and CEO of ZipRecruiter.

“Conventional wisdom will kill you in your search for a job,” Siegel says. “You want the simplest, most boring résumé template you can find. You want to write like a caveman in the shortest, crispest words you can.”

Clearly list your skills. If possible, include details about where you learned them and how long you’ve used them, plus any licensing or certification numbers that verify your expertise. “You want to be declarative and quantitative because software is trying to figure out who you are and decide whether you will be put in front of a human."

Once you streamline your résumé for an AI, you may worry that you’ve damaged its flow and readability. So prepare another version for human review, says Gracy Sarkissian, the interim executive director of New York University’s Career Center.

You should also modify your résumé to reflect the description of each job to which you apply, Sarkissian says. Each job posting contains keywords that a prospective employer’s ATS is likely using to prioritize candidates. Choose a few that are appropriate to your experience and sprinkle them throughout your résumé.

Test your résumé with an AI. Upload your résumé and the description of the job you’re applying for to an automated résumé checker like Jobscan. Jobscan will score how well it matches the job description, to help you optimize it for each prospective employer’s ATS.

Patrick Kervern, Founder at UMANZ. Sense-Maker & Curiosity expert. You can also subscribe to his newsletter 🇫🇷 on Substack here


#2 Define ‘wealth’ please 

The highest form of wealth published on July 20th 2021 in the Collaborative fund’s blog (source article click here), curated by Patrick Kervern.

Wealth is easy to measure but hard to value. The Vanderbilts proved that when managed poorly, money could in fact buy resentment, insecurity, and social anxiety.

Money buys happiness in the same way drugs bring pleasure: Incredible if done right, dangerous if used to mask weakness, and disastrous when no amount is enough.

The highest forms of wealth are measured differently. They are controlling your time and the ability to wake up and say, “I can do whatever I want today.”

Charlie Munger summed it up: “I did not intend to get rich. I just wanted to get independent.” It’s a wonderful goal, and harder to measure than net worth.

When money becomes like oxygen: so abundant relative to your needs that you don’t have to think about it despite it being a critical part of your life...

Most people, despite aspiring to become one of the wealthiest, actually want something different: the ability to not have to think about money.

A career that allows for intellectual honesty. This includes: Being able to say, “I don’t know” when you don’t know. Being able to speak critical truths about your industry without fear of retribution. The ability to make reasonable mistakes, and be open about them, without excessive worry. And not pretending to look busy to justify your salary...

A job that lets you be open and honest pays a bonus that’s hard to measure.

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Well, you know who Patrick Kervern is now as he scores a 2x featuring this week, bravo Patrick!


#3 The good thing about middle management 

Why companies need middle managers published on October 2nd 2021 in The Economist (source article click here), curated by Christian Riedi.

1. Getting rid of a formal pecking order resulted in informal hierarchies taking hold instead, let alone petty tyranny. If everyone is on paper equal, it might be whoever talks loudest at meetings.

2. That can be layers of managers put in place formally according to their competence and track record.

3. Fewer tiers mean fewer people with the day-to-day experience of corralling employees. Yet managing others is not an ancillary task which companies do to reach other aims. It is the precondition for any of their aims to be reached.

Having lots of organizational tiers means that those in charge of managing lots of people have had experience managing fewer people before. Layers of bosses provide structure. For all the joy of belittling them, middle managers are part of the solution.

Christian Riedi, Business Angel & Writer at his newsletter Le Wrap Up 🇫🇷. x-Directeur Développement @TF1 with 15 year experience in media. You should check his newsletter as well if you like curation.


#4 Comprendre la motivation

Les drivers de motivation published on September 17th 2021 in his blog ‘De Corps et d’esprit’ (source article click here), written by Olivier Cambournac.

Selon une théorie des années 70, on distingue 5 drivers ou commandements de la motivation:

  • Sois fort

  • Sois parfait

  • Fais des efforts

  • Dépêche-toi

  • Fais plaisir

Jay Shetty fait référence au rituel TIME pour bien commencer une journée:

  • ‘Thankfulness’ ou gratitude en français pour avoir une pensée positive envers qq1 (ou quelque chose de spirituel et plus grand que soit) chaque jour,

  • ‘Inspiration’ en lisant écoutant ou échangeant une conversation avec une personne inspirante ou rassurante et proche.

  • ‘Meditation’ pour s’accorder du temps et prendre soin de soi (pour pouvoir prendre soin des autres),

  • ‘Exercise’ / Exercice pour avoir un physique sain comme son esprit.

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#5 Ecrire: Homme vs Machine

Rédaction, faut-il vraiment tenir compte des algorithmes published on February 1st 2021 in The Smart Creative on LinkedIn (source article click here), written by Bertrand Jouvenot.

Écrire pour les algorithmes qui visent à mettre en avant un texte n’est pas forcément la solution.

Simplement parce que tous les textes ne sont pas destinés à être lus, classés ou jugés. Voici qq exemples célèbres de la littérature:

  • une grande partie de l’œuvre de Nietzsche a été éditée après sa mort… par sa sœur pour en travestir les idées notamment sur la nature et préparer les dérives de l’idéologie nazie.

  • “Mes pensées” chef d’œuvre méconnu de Montesquieu ne devait pas être publié un jour.

Enfin, éviter de se mettre au service des algorithmes car cela pourrait donner naissance inexorablement à de l’inintelligence artificielle. En effet, les algorithmes sont normalement conçus pour apprendre de l’homme pour s’auto perfectionner… et non le contraire.

Bertrand Jouvenot est un pionnier du digital, expert en marketing, consultant et auteur à succès, blogueur (jouvenot.com), speaker et enseignant.


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