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Original articles from Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan.
 
To Lead or Not to Lead?
Lack of leadership could be the one thing holding you back from that higher-paying senior position within the team atmosphere — or even barring you from an entry-level position within a company that requires self-starters in a fast-paced environment.

Career Development At Any Level
Leaders, it is on you to take the reigns. It is on you to influence and inspire. Why lead followers when you can lead leaders who can help you influence those followers?

To Lead or Not to Lead?
A very common misconception amongst the professional community, and especially where very talented people have the chance to “shine,” is that showing any type of leadership ability through resume or interview is a big “no-no.” Many equate the demonstration of leadership ability as something that should only be done if one seeks an executive role or a management position. The reality is that lack of leadership could be the one thing holding them back from that higher-paying senior position within the team atmosphere — or even barring them from an entry-level position within a company that requires self-starters in a fast-paced environment.

Marketing Through Resume: Achievements Over Duty
Aside from the new standards of quality that have been instituted into the new resume requirements for getting past Applicant Tracking Systems, we have to realize that, for most of our lives, we have been writing the resume wrong. Professional resume writers are often baffled at how some of the top professionals at Fortune 500 companies have included so few achievements within their resumes, but have listed many duties!

To Lead or Not to Lead?
A very common misconception amongst the professional community, and especially where very talented people have the chance to “shine,” is that showing any type of leadership ability through resume or interview is a big “no-no.” Many equate the demonstration of leadership ability as something that should only be done if one seeks an executive role or a management position. The reality is that lack of leadership could be the one thing holding them back from that higher-paying senior position within the team atmosphere — or even barring them from an entry-level position within a company that requires self-starters in a fast-paced environment.

To Lead or Not to Lead?
A very common misconception amongst the professional community, and especially where very talented people have the chance to “shine,” is that showing any type of leadership ability through resume or interview is a big “no-no.” Many equate the demonstration of leadership ability as something that should only be done if one seeks an executive role or a management position. The reality is that lack of leadership could be the one thing holding them back from that higher-paying senior position within the team atmosphere — or even barring them from an entry-level position within a company that requires self-starters in a fast-paced environment.

Marketing Through Resume: Achievements Over Duty
Aside from the new standards of quality that have been instituted into the new resume requirements for getting past Applicant Tracking Systems, we have to realize that, for most of our lives, we have been writing the resume wrong. Professional resume writers are often baffled at how some of the top professionals at Fortune 500 companies have included so few achievements within their resumes, but have listed many duties!

World's First Smartgloves Make All Other Gloves Obsolete
Ever wanted to have the world at the tips of your fingers or in the palm of your hand? Soon you will be able to. Well — your world, at least! At a time where technology pretty much runs our lives, we’ve found out what works and what doesn’t — quickly. Just like when it is freezing cold outside and you’re stuck shoveling snow...

Five Necessary Elements for Effective Mobile App Development
It’s okay if your company still has no mobile presence. What’s more important is that you are ready to redeem yourself now. It’s better late than never. And as late bloomers are beginning to understand the importance of branding in mobile, especially in 2016, joining the ranks of millions of businesses taking advantage...

A Wearable for the Spine, ALEX Has Your Back
As the healthcare market is exploding with new technologies centered around wearable technologies, ALEX enters the scene with one of the most genius wearables to date. In fact, this is probably one of the most beneficial wearables to date. Over the years, there has been a ton of research put into the human spine and its effect on not just our physical health...

Rapid Adoption of Wearables Reflects Personality, Loyalty, and Convenience
In 2016, we will see a sharp influx in the production, delivery, and adoption of IoT technologies and wearables. Here, at Digital Pivot, we have disclosed quite a launches set for later this year. But just how rapidly are these technologies becoming part of our everyday lives? The NPD Group broke down dollar and unit sales for 2015, analyzing details related to the wearables industry...

Study Shows Mobile Incentives & Convenience Influence Shopping Habits
A recent Scanbuy Shopper Survey breaks down how mobile influences consumer shopping behaviors. In fact, numbers say that 89% of consumers actually use their mobile while shopping. A control group of 19K proved that incentives still rock the world of sales. Consumers showed Scanbury that, as a majority, they prefer mobile couponing.

Marketing Through Resume: Achievements Over Duty
Aside from the new standards of quality that have been instituted into the new resume requirements for getting past Applicant Tracking Systems, we have to realize that, for most of our lives, we have been writing the resume wrong. Professional resume writers are often baffled at how some of the top professionals at Fortune 500 companies have included so few achievements within their resumes, but have listed many duties!

Hey, Lazy! There’s a New App With Your Name on It!
What a shame! No, really, what a shame! Robots and Pencils just released a new app this morning for the iPhone and Apple Watch that gives us a whole new perspective to fitness, weight loss, and our overall health, period. And, it’s no cakewalk, either. Or, wait… maybe it is CAKEWALK. With a growing market for health and mobile fitness, it was bound to happen. A mobile app with personality stepped onto the scene. CAKEWALK is, according to the creator, Ben Myers, meant for “Anyone who needs added..."

Nanaya App Predicting Love Based on NASA Science
So very often, science and math prove to us what our ancestors already knew — that is, the sacred geometry that many have both wished existed today and have warded off as taboo. Many marriages and business decisions have been made under this universal algorithm, and they continue to prosper for those who will listen to it. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, former NASA Jet Propulsion Lab systems engineer and astrophysics PhD student Rashied Amini has released the Nanaya app...

eMindful, Muse, and Goldie Hawn Team Up to Promote Meditation for Brain Health
Most people don’t understand the importance of meditation, especially its importance for clarity, rest, and keeping the mind agile. But meditation is extremely important, especially at a time when we overload our minds with digital insight and allow that same digital platform to continue “thinking” on our behalf. For this, two leaders in meditation technology have teamed up to launch “a national challenge to ease people into mindful living.”

Pet Care Moves Into the Cloud with PetPace's Wearables
Taking pet care to a whole new level, PetPace has released a new mobile app aimed at bringing the cloud to pet care monitoring. A healthcare tool for our furbabies, veterinarians are able to analyze pet health data on-the-go and make sure that critically ill animals are still being cared for around the clock. Animal care professionals have the power to access an app that stores pet health charts and provides them with ongoing monitoring of temperature...

IK Multimedia Brings Phantom Power to Mobile Video Broadcasts
Late last week, IK Multimedia premiered the iKlip A/V. The problem is, you might not have heard of it with all the excitement of CES 2016. That’s quite all right. Just know that we’re not going to let that fly! You will thank us for it later. Shifting to mobile for on-the-field recording and broadcasting, filmmakers and television producers are adopting integrated technologies...

How Sennheiser Just Changed Audio Production and Experiences Forever
Before “Beats by Dre,” there was Sennheiser, a global leader in quality audio products. They have been known primarily for their studio-quality headphone product manufacturing. Shaping the future of audio, they have presented their groundbreaking AMBEO 3D Audio Technology at CES 2016, The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The World's First Music-Activated Run to Debut at CES 2016
Technogym, an innovator in the World of Health and Fitness, is releasing a product that will literally have fitness junkies running to get it. A company that has prided itself on technology and design-driven product lines, Technogym now gives you “happy feet” for yet another fabulous reason — the “World’s First Music Interactive Treadmill!” Well, duh! It’s about time! We have been waiting for one of these babies! Companies like Samsung and Creative Technologies have been “auralating” for years, analyzing us and selecting music based on our current mood.

Smart Shoes Kicking Jordan to the Curb and Doing the MoonWalk...Literally!
We have all heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but what about the social media of things? In 2016, we will be seeing a shift in wearables that will bring us all closer together. We will also see a shift in how we connect with one another. Many product developers are finding ways to “reinvent the wheel,”...

Photography Changed Forever: A Bandwagon Even Mr. Walt Disney Would Jump On!
It seems that 2016 will be far from a boring year. With so many IoT devices hitting the markets, many of us just won’t know how to act. For the photographer still in love with film, this message is especially for you! Set for release in August, we won’t even be able to look at photographs the same again…literally! Originally planning a 2015 release, LifePrint just didn’t “click” with audiences...

Continue Holiday Savings Through the Holidays with WishAlerts
There’s no better time for shopping than the holiday season. But right after the holidays, sales are “sleeping in heavenly peace” as they decide to return to the same overpriced mess that they were before Halloween. Most prices will remain peaked until an all-clearance event or the next year’s Black Friday sales. Say no more! We got this! To help you through your year, WishAlerts released the birth of a new savior. This one will save your wallets and continue holiday savings through the new year.

LG Enhances the Home Environment: Another Shift in Smartviewing
All major tech companies are predicting the shift toward all-in-one systems, centralizing productivity and integration for 2016. In short, consumers are getting tired of switching between devices, screens, and applications. Apparently, this is no different in their entertainment choices, as it is in their everyday work environment. LG is getting ready to unveil the newest version of their popular...

IK Multimedia Releases Riff Maestro: A New Way to Learn the Guitar
Known for its line of ProTools plugins and modulators, IK Multimedia has built a major name for itself by offering digital the sound of analog, allowing realistic customization of MIDI and even giving a new sound to basic audio loops. Thanks to IK Multimedia, many musicians around the world have gotten away with being...

2016 Predictions in Mobile Trending by Appery.io
Who better to make predictions about top trends in mobile app development for 2016 than the development platform Appery themselves? Appery.io has been widely received amongst small to enterprise businesses, with over 300,000 developers and counting. Encouraging productivity in the workspace by facilitating collaboration, communication, and cross-platform connectivity, Appery gives well-educated insight...

Now You Can Dream in the Cloud: DreamSphere Comes to Android
Dreams are said to be a portal into the spiritual realm. Our ancestors are allowed to contact us and give us warning from the other side. They can provide us foresight that things are going to get better. They visit us in our sleep, providing us with symbolism and direct messages. And even if you don’t believe any of that, science has proven time and time again that the dream realm is another dimension into our minds.

Keep Your New Year's Resolution with the 'Good Habit App'
With New Year’s on the way, everyone is making resolutions to stop procrastinating or to stop biting their nails or to quit smoking. Truthfully, everyone is making some type of resolution, but not many will actually keep them. There are a few reasons for this. One reason may be that they didn’t practice before the New Year...

Robocast: Automating Social Like Never Before!
Robocast launched a media player last April that allows users to “auto-browse social media links, including Twitter and Instagram Feeds, Searches, Hashtags and more.” Yesterday, Dec. 2, Robocast, Inc. released a major update to their Robocast Social player, continuing social play with just one click…

Study Reveals How to Digitally Influence Consumer Behavior and Sales
According to a recent study at the University of Miami School of Business Administration, online shoppers are proving to be 80% more likely to choose more expensive products and services when accompanied by a video demonstration. If your brand hasn’t implemented video to your social media mix, you may potentially be missing out on a large market share. Interestingly enough, 79% more shoppers are most likely to choose products centered on entertainment...

Heirloom Registry Brings New Life to Family Histories with #NoMoreStuff
A social campaign with the hashtag “NoMoreStuff” has taken off to introduce families to a new concept that will keep the bloodline flowing proud long after this holiday season. In an attempt to provide an alternative for holiday shoppers, Heirloom Registry has kicked off a fourth leg of a campaign that completely challenges Black Friday shoppers using the hashtag “WhiteFriday.”

ECX Tactical: Its Own Portable Mobile Network
Quortus has released ECX Tactical, a field-deployable communications unit that facilitates communications between public service personnel, military professionals, and first responders. It works by employing private 4G networks...

TokBox and Fox Sports Huddle in Release of Interactive Broadcast Technology
TokBox, an interactive video broadcast solution, is launching in connection with Fox Sports in a promising move that will redefine viewer engagement, potentially shifting the way traditional television is consumed. A subsidiary of Telefonica, this real-time communications platform is ready to unveil a move...

HeLi-on, The Goddess to Mobile Solar Technology
We’ve all been there. We have a full day ahead of us, leading up into a night we have been looking forward to for a very long time. Some of us may even be on foot or taking public transportation. But by lunchtime, the worst possible thing that can happen happens. We’ve all been there. We have a full day ahead of us, leading up to a night we have been looking forward to for a very long time.

Perry Ellis Digitally Reawakens Fashion with Disruptive Shopping Experience
A reawakening of the Perry Ellis brand drives innovation into the future of fashion automation, personalizing new interactive experiences that engage clientele from all over the world. A step forward in disrupting the retail industry, Perry Ellis debuts the “Shop of The Future” at Macy’s Department Stores, starting with the flagship prototype in Manhattan’s Herald Square.

NamesCon: Online Bidding Comes Offline To Mingle with The People
In the last ten years or so, we have been seeing a trend in live, established auctions heading to the web for reach of broader audience bases with the objective of maximizing bids and securing new bidders. In fact, this has been effective for police and government auctions, which seemed to almost compete with eBay Motors in selling quality, used cars for less. In the most recent years, we have seen an uptick in those same companies adopting the “live bids” system, which has taken the standard 7- to 10-day auction period...

HIPPA-Compliant ensa: A New Accessory for Your Health
If you could access your health records at any time, anywhere, would you do it? Ensa.com, Inc. will release the world’s first mobile solution for accessing electronic health records at the 2015 Dublin Web Summit on November 4. Five years in the making, ensa will enable users to access their entire health record and clinical data around the clock and receive ongoing, personalized...

Brand Competitively: New App Allows for Easy Social Competitions
Perhaps branding socially just became more interactive for smaller, more innovative brands around the world. Today, WhozTop has officially launched as the answer to user-generated challenges and mobile contests. This is a godsend to brands that have had to fork out outrageous costs for hosting live voting events with very little turnout.

Facebook Notifications 2016: The Personalized News Source
Yesterday, Facebook announced a new mobile feature that will eventually replace the traditional notifications tab for many users globally. This new rollout claims to make the notifications tab “more useful.” Grouping notifications will make it easier for users to locate the content that most interests them by tabbing...

Turn Your Hamburger Into A Cell Phone
Seeed, a hardware innovation platform, is preparing for its newest release to date, allowing the everyday enthusiast to create their own phone from the inside out. With the RePhone Kit, the world is introduced to the first open source and modular smartphone technology.

Don’t Forget to Be a Lifelong Student
When life takes the backseat and we spend more time in transit than preparing a meal, we often forget how important it is to continuously invent self, evolve, and stay ahead of trends. We often forget how to keep learning and adopting new skills; how to form educated opinions, backed by research and facts. And, most importantly, we forget how to breathe.

Orlando Tech Team Revives Arcade Gaming With DeskCade DIY Console
The dream of every true gamer has just become reality as PiPlay DeskCade enters the Kickstarter arena. A campaign that has barely reached its sixth day of life is already fully funded and has been for three days since conception. Shea Silverman of PiPlay in Orlando, Florida introduces tech enthusiasts to a gadget that meshes the old with the new, bringing the true sense of “touch” back into the lives of many whose spirits died right along with the classic arcade.

Smart, Sexy, and Powerful: Introducing the Smart Bracelet
Forget wearable watches by Apple. They’re a done deal, and it might be a good thing. Elegance, flair, and pheromones for the tech world are soon to be unleashed in the form of Eyecatcher by Looksee Labs. Gaining popularity on Kickstarter, this developer is currently raising 224% over the proposed need of $75K.

See-Through Technology Features New Possibilities
In the shade of misfortune, not many are able to take a sports injury and use it to influence the world of technology. Inspired by a tennis injury, our world has been given the gift of see-through technology. Handscape, a company passionate about innovation, has created a case for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. The world got a chance to see this technology live on The Sabir Bey Show...

People-Oriented Management: How It Can Help Your Organization
As you look around at businesses that thrive, what do you see? Businesses like Google, Amazon, VisualSoft, and many others have a people-oriented management style. They care about their employees — and that’s the bottom line! One has to consider that with digital organizations, in order to stick out — especially within rapidly growing and saturated industries — they have to be different.

The First 'Smart' Teddy Hits the Markets
Ted…Snuggles…Teddy Ruxpin…The Care Bears. We all fell in love with these popular teddies because they had minds of their own, they spoke to us, and they “wanted to be our friend.” While Ted’s fictional role in two movies allowed him to completely speak his mind and interact with humans as Snuggles did in laundry commercials, most of our other furry friends...

A Multi-Camera Television Studio Directly On Apple Devices
We have all seen iPads becoming the new recording studio, but are we now seeing the shift for television broadcast studios as well? Switcher Studio, a venture in digital video, introduces itself as a mobile video app that allows for syncing up to four iPhone and iPad devices in recording and streaming video directly to online platforms such as YouTube, UStream, and Cleeng.

Facebook Announces Major Design Changes
Stay tuned. Facebook is getting a major facelift, and we will start seeing some of those changes within the next few weeks. According to Wednesday's public announcement on Facebook’s blog-style newsroom, Facebook is changing the way that we currently view Facebook pages…especially on a mobile device. With a claim that Facebook profile pages are accessed over four billion times daily, it’s no wonder...

Paws For a Minute: New App Makes Owning a Pet Just a Little Bit Simpler
Proving there is an app for everything, a new pet-sitting and dog-walking app has launched in the greater Los Angeles area and is making life just a little bit easier for the average pet owner in the region. As Los Angeles continues to be one of the top cities to relocate to for career opportunities, there continue to be pet owners who are in need of a little help when work responsibilities overlap personal lives. Ensuring a quality life for our furry-footed loved ones could be not only beneficial to them but also guilt-free for us. Walkio, a web-based mobile application and database, provides instant access to willing dog walkers and pet sitters. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, known as APPA, a leading not-for-profit trade association servicing the interests of pet product manufacturers and importers, recently released a survey stating that 65% of all Americans own a pet, yet between 6–8 million pets end up entering shelters on an annual basis. This happens because the lifestyle of the career professional...

App Introduces the Globe to New Multilayer Video Editing Features
Only available on high-end smartphones, KineMaster, a premium mobile application for video editing, is now toting new and exciting features that will set them even further apart in the digital video marketplace. Sure to beat out any chance at competition, NexStreaming announced late last night that KineMaster “now supports video layer features..."

Microsoft Releases Office 2016 Today, New Features Aimed at Collaboration
Microsoft Office 2016 is released today, September 22, 2015, aimed at staying ahead of trends relating to virtual workers and globally dispersed teams. Their reason: “How people work has changed dramatically. But, one constant is that everyone wants to get more out of every moment of their life — after all, our time is the scarcest commodity.”

To Lead or Not to Lead?
A very common misconception amongst the professional community, and especially where very talented people have the chance to “shine,” is that showing any type of leadership ability through resume or interview is a big “no-no.” Many equate the demonstration of leadership ability as something that should only be done if one seeks an executive role or a management position. The reality is that lack of leadership could be the one thing holding them back from that higher-paying senior position within the team atmosphere — or even barring them from an entry-level position within a company that requires self-starters in a fast-paced environment.

Show of Hands: Have You Heard of Google Classrooms?
Of course Google created an app for teachers. Who would have “thunk” it? Of all the great things Google has given us to explore, many of us were unaware that Google even had a mobile app for educators, allowing them to “create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently and easily communicate with their classes,” as Google so seamlessly puts it. For some of us, Google Classroom has been invisible, although it was actually launched last year. Teachers use Google Classrooms to host live discussions and classroom sessions.

MA Labs Announces Maintenance Assistant
What if everything you needed to know about a job site literally appeared right in front of you? Ask yourself this question: How much time would you save, daily, by having information appear in the “blink of an eye?” Last week, MA Labs announced a beta release for Google Goggles that will change the face of Warehousing, Inventory Audience, and Shipping…forever.

Dear Internet: Father of the Net Speaks Up!
Most likely fed up with the onslaught of garbage we see recycled over and over on social networks, the “Father of the Internet” releases a public service announcement…to the world. He appears to want to make change through the Internet, using it as a tool for improvement. On a mobile app called “lettrs,” users connect to authentically express themselves in meaningful ways, engaging in letter-writing and gaining pen pals from all over the globe. With virtual utilization of stamps and calligraphy fonts...

Career Development At Any Level
Leaders, it is on you to take the reigns. It is on you to influence and inspire. Why lead followers when you can lead leaders who can help you influence those followers?

Chinavision Releases World's Smallest Dual Full-Function PC & Android Device
Talk about packing light. It seems like everyone in the digital markets is awake at 3 a.m., strategizing a means to miniaturize everything. And while “mini” isn’t always the best option, Chinavision followed suit with yesterday's USB-based media trend. They really deserve a round of applause for this one! Yesterday, September 8, 2015, marked the launch of a new “mini.” Chinavision announced the launch of the MoreFine M1 device.

Your Library Card: The New Multi-Pass for Entertainment and...Gaming?
If you haven’t visited a library in some-odd years, chances are you still think people are going to the library to study and read 800-page encyclopedias on some war we never heard about. Well, actually, you could be right, because learning is “fun-for-da-mental,” but you would also be wrong. Here’s why: Today, many people are heading to their local libraries as a center for tech access to the ever-evolving world. Whether your computer’s charger blew up for the umpteenth time...

Spiraled and Pulled Back: 'Manely' Inspired by Uber
Inspired by Uber, Marcella Ellis, a Virginia business owner, has deployed a new “mane” attraction. Holding a firm grasp on her position in the hair care and distribution industry, she has been instituting new standards and making innovations that most salons will “dye” for. Literally. Top-notch salons pride themselves on being able to provide clientele with personalized experiences that require getting to know the client and their specialized needs. Upon getting to know clientele, they are able to coordinate supply and demand to meet with the frequency of their visits to the shop. But what happens when they start to come more frequently, start requiring new demand, and start referring their friends?

Marketing Yourself Through Breadcrumbs
Recently, I had a conversation with a young professional. I was working on his resume and realized that although he was only 25, he was very accomplished. He had a Master’s Degree and multiple certifications. He had leveraged massive growth and real estate acquisitions for his company while maintaining budgets of over a billion dollars.

Marketing Through Resume: Achievements Over Duty
Aside from the new standards of quality that have been instituted into the new resume requirements for getting past Applicant Tracking Systems, we have to realize that, for most of our lives, we have been writing the resume wrong. Professional resume writers are often baffled at how some of the top professionals at Fortune 500 companies have included so few achievements within their resumes, but have listed many duties!

Facebook Wants to Be the Middleman for Your News Outlet
Facebook is working hard to improve how social media is consumed and keep users engaged, satisfied, and interacting. Since the beginning of August, Facebook has been making announcements left and right, talking about the new features they have in store for us. Yesterday they had newsrooms everywhere abuzz, including Business Insider (who broke the story) and The Hullabaloo, over some discoveries select users came upon Wednesday afternoon.

Marketing Yourself Using Your Resume: Part 2
In physical hiring processes, a hiring manager is apt to start at the expertise section, scan through previous employers, read your full education level, and then check out the rest of the resume. Sometimes, they go directly to education, skipping experience altogether, and continue to your affiliations and technical proficiencies.

Marketing Yourself Using Your Resume: Part 1
As a professional in an ever-evolving world of technology, it is absolutely important to keep abreast of changes that occur within the standard operations of society and hiring processes. Not many realize that with the evolution of information systems, most hiring processes are initiated, if not fully executed, online. Therefore, hiring managers and executive decision makers are eliminating the number of resumes that they are scouring each week in order to streamline processes and maximize productivity in the job space while keeping staffing down to a minimum. Let’s take a deeper look into this science and discover how to get past all systems filters to at least be considered for the position that many are applying for.

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