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All infographics in Eagle’s Talent Development Centre, including job search tips and technology trends.

Stop Saying these 2 Words and Drastically Improve Your Communication

Great communication skills are essential for getting ahead as an independent contractor. While just one word, “communication” encases so much! At the highest level, it’s being a good speaker or writer, but you also need to understand your audience (their generation or knowledge on a subject) and yourself (tone and approach go a long way). Right down to the specific words you use and, more importantly, don’t use.

Have you ever been in a conversation or listened to a speech and was baffled by how many times the speaker said “Um” or “Like”? Now, have you ever paid attention to how much you’ve been guilty of the same? These two words come out of nearly everyone’s mouth, and it’s not limited to any education level or seniority. You rarely notice if they’re not said, but when they are, they stick out like a sore thumb and affect a listener’s perception of you.

Put an end to (or minimize) both of those words in your spoken vocabulary by looking through the two infographics below. We found the first one on 9gag.com and it provides 11 killer tips to stop saying “um”.  More recently, we found the following infographic from Quid Corner that gives advice of no longer using the word “like” in the wrong places.

Stop Saying Umm Forever

Stop Saying Like All the Time

These 12 Scents Will Make You a Better IT Contractor

Are you an aroma therapy enthusiast, or just curious about it in general? Do you want to improve your problem solving skills, performance, attention and energy? Then this infographic from FrangranceX is exactly what you need to get through the work day.

You’ll need to be aware of scent-free office policies, but did you know that rosemary, vetiver or coffee can improve your problem solving or lemon, jasmine and citrus helps improve your overall performance? There’s more and all of the information can be seen below.

Do you have any preferred scents that help you? Will you try any of these? Let us know in the comments below.

These 12 Scents Will Make You a Better IT Contractor

Get the Most Accurate Search Results on Google

According to Internet Live Stats, there are just under 2 billion websites across the Internet. And every day, millions of blog posts are written and billions of Google searches are performed. Given all that, how can you possibly be certain that you’re navigating the world wide web efficiently and finding the most accurate information for any given need?

Google is an intelligent search engine with some of the world’s smartest people creating its algorithm to increase your chances at finding the most relevant content. But, you have to meet those geniuses half way. Since Google still isn’t at the point where it can read your mind (yet), it can only give results for what you search. The more accurate the search, the more accurate the results.

That’s where this infographic from Zety.com comes in. It provides some amazing search tips and tricks that will improve your searches, raise productivity, and overall make your Google experience more efficient. If you like what you see here, visit the original page for even more Google search tricks.

Get the Most Accurate Search Results on Google

Designing Technology for the Aging Population

For years the relationship between seniors and technology has garnered a bad reputation where seniors are labelled as “unwilling to learn” or consistently use “The Google” when asking a younger friend/family member to help them find something. And while there may be a small nugget of truth to that fact, the statistics and scenarios where this occurs are beginning to dwindle in the reality of many IT Contractors. The problem now is designing technology that is meant for this age group (i.e. bigger fonts, simpler platforms, etc.). If you’re wondering what some examples of these technologies could be, how they were made, or even want to see the online program, here is an infographic by USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology to get you started!

https://gerontology.usc.edu/resources/infographics/designing-technology-for-the-aging-population/

Are Self-Driving Cars Our Future?

Remember all those classic 1950/1960 cartoons where they predicted that by 2020 we’d all be in flying cars, and that sidewalks would be conveyor belts? With the self-driving car on the horizon of North America’s future that presumably fantastical cartoon may soon become a reality. But how close is it? Various summits, conferences, interviews, blogs, etc., weigh the pros and cons about self-driving cars and the safety they present, along with the social impacts they have on our world. Techaeris explains some of these in this post using the infographic below from Hussey Fraser. If you’ve wondered about some of the statistics, you’ve come to the right place!

 

Are self-driving cars our future?

How Blockchain Technology Will Impact M-Commerce and Security Industry in 2019

Since its introduction, Blockchain technology has wowed the IT world with its multi-faceted use, and 2019 looks like it will be no different. While Blockchain has already made large amounts of headway in the mobile app development, retail, and financial sectors, it is beginning to dive further into app security, M-Commerce, and payments, which will in turn, make records tamper-proof and more reliable than ever before. In appTech’s infographic we are able to see just how Blockchain is affecting our ability to pay wirelessly using our phones, and how certain apps and concepts are becoming more secure the more developed they become.

How Blockchain Technology Will Impact M-Commerce and Security Industry in 2019

Top Design Trends for 2019

Keeping up with IT trends can be a hassle, something that we understand. Fortunately, Coastal Creative created this infographic to help you get a better handle on the Digital and Graphic Design trends that will be popular this year.

If you’re wondering why this is important to people outside of the design business, here are some reminders:

  • While you may not be asked to design the website, you may be asked to design/create elements that coincide with these trends, making the need to understand their overall look crucial to how you will approach your side of the project to seamlessly fit with the pre-created design/content
  • Having a basic understanding/knowledge of the names and their corresponding look (i.e Brutalism and its connection to socialist architecture) makes you appear more multi-faceted to clients.
  • Understanding the artistic aspects of the Information Technology world will help you connect with the more art-oriented professionals of the digital world, which could result in more networking opportunities, or hey, you could find that you really like some of these ideas and want to learn to re-create them yourself.

If you’re still hesitant, remember that just like how you bring the dreams of imagination to life through the creation of websites, posts, blogs, business ideals, etc., so do artists: “art brings imagination to life”, Robert Lee Munoz.

Design Trends 2019 Infographic

An IT Contractor’s Field Guide to the Most Frustrating Clients

We all love clients. They give us interesting work, innovate to move technology and services forward, and, of course, pay us. But let’s be honest, some clients are easier than others, especially as an IT contractor.

One of our favourite videos uses humour and exaggeration to highlight annoying clients and the struggles subject matter experts sometimes go through while working on a project. This infographic from Ciplex does an equally good job of picking out the quirks of 15 different types of clients. As a bonus, they also give some advice for navigating your way around them and best serving them.

An IT Contractor's Field Guide to the Most Frustrating Clients

The Difference Between Millennials and Gen Z (and how to work with both of them)

For the past decade, Millennials have been a hot topic and commonly discussed in nearly every type of post you read on the Internet: “Managing Millennials”, “Working with Millennials”, “Finding a Job as a Millennial”, “How to Properly Begrudge a Millennial”, etc. The fact is that millennials are now well into the workforce and there’s a whole other generation on its way that we need to understand — Generation Z.

Generation Z is the cohort born after 1997 or around that time frame, depending what you read. They are finishing up their post-secondary education now so will be a large part of the workforce shortly.  In the media and many publications, Gen Z are often confused for Millennials, because that term has been coined to describe any young person doing weird or annoying things (Remember the Tide Pod Challenge? That was Gen Z, but Millennials got blamed).

Regardless of what we label them, it’s necessary to understand all generations and their differences in case you are suddenly managing a new grad or working with one on your team. This infographic from Manila Recruitment will get you started.

Millennials vs Generation Z-How Do They Achieve Success in the Workplace

What to Expect in Mobile App Development This Year

Hey mobile developers! Are you confident that you’re up-to-date on the latest trends to remain competitive in the job market and to lead clients in the right direction? There is no one-size-fits-all solution for any client and various trends are relevant to different needs, but there are some areas that are applicable to anyone.

Take a look at this infographic Robust Tech House published in the latter part of last year. It contains an interesting outlook on the near future of mobile apps, including some great statistics. Arming yourself with this knowledge will not only help you improve your own skills, it gives you informed speaking points in job interviews and when selling your ideas to clients.

Mobile App Development Trends 2019 – An infographic by the team at Mobile App Development by RobustTechHouse