Skills: Flopper, Slinger & Flipper, "Frenchie" Sandwiches, Vertical Capitol, Axe Throwing, Old Area Codes
Skills: Flopper, Slinger & Flipper: Sunday Brunch in Nebraska at Shirley’s Diner had the most specific Skills Wanted Sign:
Yes, we do need to bring specifics and even some humor to talking about the skills and readiness levels of new jobs and careers. I love the idea that they want Chopping Fluency and Frying Artists.
Cheese & Cornflake Encrusted Sandwich - Deep Fried: Not only was their Help Wanted Sign different, take a look at the writeup and picture of their “Frenchie” - that takes Yellow American and Swiss Cheese to new levels:
Yummy - but please do not share the details with any Cardiologist :)
Vertical State Capital in Lincoln, Nebraska: Most State Capitol Buildings have domes. But, the Nebraska State Capitol's 400-foot tower in Omaha can be seen up to twenty miles away. It was the first state capitol to incorporate a functional tower into its design. Designed by New York architect Betram Grosvenor Goodhue, who stated that:
“Nebraska is a level country and its capitol should have some altitude or beacon effect."
Finding Colleagues When Cell Phone Area Codes Aren’t Current?: Try to make a map of where your colleagues and friends live around the United States. Not Easy!
Area Codes of Mobile Phones May Be Decades Old: Yup, many colleagues have the area code of the region where they went to college. So, they may have studied in Albany, NY (area code 518) - yet, have lived for 10 years in Chicago.
eMail vs. Mailing Address Challenge: My phone directory has the name, organization, phone number and email. I have very few mailing addresses, since my birthday notes are more likely digital.
Movement During Pandemic: Several friends and colleagues did a “soft” relocation during the COVID work from home era. They may be working near or with family in another part of the country - or relocated to a locale that had ocean, skiing or other attractions.
So, my answer has been, in part, LinkedIn Contact Sort by Region. Click on your list of contacts and then do an advanced search by region. It will be accurate only if they updated their location, but it does work pretty well. In fact, we are connecting later today with a colleague from a shared Board of Directors from many years ago. New location, new job and discoverable via this methodA
Random Ax Throwing Opportunities: Traveling around the United States for a month yields some visual clues to trends. Axe Throwing stores or spaces were visible in the last few stops. I did a bit of research on the trend and it has been expanding as a “sport” for folks wanting to do something physical, hopefully safe and with others in a high spirited energy adventure:
On to St. Louis today! Connections with learning, coaching, Broadway producers and medical researchers!
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Yours in Learning & Travel,