Archive for March 2010

Being fired; going viral ...

So, another Monday with another “book feature” … which the observant of you will have noticed is the new title over in the graphic <=== there.  I got so frustrated in trying to line up interviews (even the mini “softball” interviews that I was running here) with authors that I figured that I should just... Read more »

Where to go, what to read ...

It’s been a couple of rough weeks around chez Job Stalker … having gone from the excitement of  several phone interviews in a row (“They like me!!!”) to deafening silence for weeks at a time.  I got totally blind-sided on one of them, where the recruiter had told me that he was only doing phone... Read more »

Revisiting recent themes ...

Those of you not into “personal branding”, “social media”, and the web in general (although I can’t imagine that I’d have been able to keep many of the latter sort of readers around for long, given my focus on the job search via Twitter!) will be happy to hear that this is likely the last... Read more »
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Doing battle with the baddies ...

Well, if last week was a networking whirlwind, this week made up for it, with my making it out to just one “official” networking event (I did hit a couple of other things where cards were exchanged, but that was sort of by accident).  Next week is back to having to choose between three events... Read more »

Jobs? What Jobs?

I tell ya, “the job search ain’t for sissies!” that’s for sure.  Just this week I saw a Tweet from the previous holder of this blogging assignment, where she was pointing to an article: “Illinois unemployment soars to 12.2% in January” – which details how the current State unemployment rate was the highest in 27... Read more »

Using video ...

Since I’ve been featuring my book reviews in here, I’ve had a number of “communication channels” open up with various publishers.  When I contacted Wiley for a copy of Chris Brogan’s book a while back, their representative asked if I’d be interested in another book as well, Steve Garfield’s Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to... Read more »
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Networking and research ...

What a week.  As I’ve noted here before, I try to get out to at least two networking events a week, but have found that if I’ve hit five, that’s too many and I’ll end up exhausted.  Well, I was pushing that zone this week, ending up going off for four events, and my ability... Read more »

A Tale of Two Gurus ...

Yes, it’s Monday, and it’s time for another book feature. Usually I get to these hot on the heels of having read them, however this one’s been sitting around for a month since I finished reading it and posted my review.  The reasons for this will be dealt with later, but I first want to... Read more »

Never enough hours in the day ...

Photo: Griszka Niewiadomski It’s a sad commentary on how brutal the job search has become, but I’m aching to get a job just so that I have some time off.  Admittedly, I’m probably more “obsessive” about this than the average guy, but I fill very nearly every waking hour with something related to the job... Read more »
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Some more personal hints ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mager/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 OK, so, to be perfectly honest with you, I wasn’t going to share one of these … no, I was going to hoard it as my own personal “secret trick”; but at the Social Media Club event last week I was grilled on how I got my name tag to... Read more »