Archive for December 2009

When you don't fit in ...

I wish I had encountered Carol Eikleberry’s The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People (or something very much like it)  back when I was I college, or perhaps in high school, as it would have likely pointed me in directions I did not take, and might have encouraged me to have taken risks (on... Read more »

Radio, Radio ...

This morning I headed out into the snow for another appearance on the Chicago Now radio show down at the WGN-AM studios at the Tribune Tower.  I was pleased to have been asked back so soon, and it appears that the reason they had me back on is that they’re experimenting with pairing up the... Read more »

HO, HO, HOliday reading ...

You didn’t think I’d forget passing along my collected reading from the week to you, did you?  Frankly, I’d anticipated having a fairly short list this week, but I kept running across articles/posts that seemed like they’d be helpful, and ended up with about as many as ever. Credit: Crazy-Frankenstein.com One thing that was down... Read more »
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Gratitude - sometimes the hardest attitude ...

Ho, ho, ho, and all that.  Being out of work and broke is never fun, but it especially weighs on one during The Holidays.  As a Father (and supposed “bread winner”), it’s particularly hard to avoid feelings that one is a failure, and “destroying the kids’ lives” by one’s inability to land a job.  If... Read more »

Do as I say, not as I do ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tofslie/ / CC BY 2.0 I’ve been trying to figure out the best way of approaching this topic here, as I know that it’s an important tool for job seekers, but I’m a bit of an “outlier” in terms of my own job search.  According to “conventional wisdom” one should figure out what specific companies... Read more »

Links for your weekend ...

Sorry to have not posted much this week.  I’ve been trying to put together something on using LinkedIn for the job search, but my own personal use of LinkedIn is more of an adjunct to my networking, so I’ve not quite gotten to the point of being able to make substantial suggestions for how to... Read more »
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Looking for WORK instead of a JOB ...

A site that I’ve been active on for a few years is LibraryThing.com, and they have a feature where publishers can offer review copies to members, these being doled out depending on how they fit with one’s library on the site.  In the October batch of this “Early Reviewer” program, I got a copy of... Read more »

"The Job Stalker" on ChicagoNow Radio!

Well, as I mentioned yesterday, I was off for a radio interview with Bill Leff on the ChicagoNow show (which, naturally enough, features bloggers from this site) on WGN-AM this morning.  Just in case you weren’t glued to your radio for this momentous event, I figured I’d pop in with a rare weekend posting. Fortunately,... Read more »

A weekend's worth of links ...

It’s been a very busy week … I’ve been off to networking events almost every night, with some daytime activities thrown in as well, but I’ve still been plowing through the internet (primarily via Twitter), finding job openings and lots and lots of interesting articles, posts, and features. http://www.flickr.com/photos/linnybinnypix/ / CC BY 2.0 I did... Read more »
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Holding job listings hostage ...

I’ve waited a while to address this issue, although do I mention it in my about section here.  As regular readers of this space know, I do a vast amount on online research for job opportunities, and I am primarily looking for executive positions.  This puts me on a collision course with various sites out... Read more »