Archive for April 2010

The more things change ...

Well, in this case, they’re probably not going to be staying the same.  This Friday “data dump” is either likely to be much more limited, or be on an alternate-week basis.  Why? Well, I sort of have a job … “sort of” in that, had this been presented to me as a salaried position at... Read more »

Who to follow on Twitter ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26577322@N08/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 Now, I’ve talked a lot about my Twitter reading in here, and have passed along hundreds of links from that reading, but I recently realized that I’ve never really pointed out my sources on Twitter.  Of course, I read nearly 600 Twitter feeds on a daily basis, but the following... Read more »

I wish I was passing this on ...

The post earlier this week was my 60th entry as The Job Stalker, and when I signed up for this gig I never anticipated that I’d be still out of work at this point!  As I’ve noted, things have been up and down, with periods of a lot of hope (and interviews) and periods where... Read more »
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The "manual" for finding a job?

A couple of months ago I got an e-mail from a publicist regarding a book that had just come out asking if I’d be interested in getting a review copy.  The book in question was Harvey Mackay’s Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door.  I figured, “Hey, that’s be great to feature... Read more »

Well, THAT was interesting ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bengallagher/ / CC BY 2.0 So, things have been somewhat chaotic around The Job Stalker household, not least driven by the psychological blows that the three very promising interview situations of a couple of months ago all falling away one by one, and the ugly realities of the financial abyss relentlessly pressing in, have delivered. ... Read more »

From a book, about some books ...

OK, so this is the sort of irritation I don’t need on top of … well, all the stress involved in being in a seemingly unending job search!  Grrrrr.  As regular readers of this space know, I try to bring you some sort of a book review (preferably with a little author interview) on Mondays. ... Read more »
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So, a bit more reading for you ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginnerobot/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 Another good week of reading … a lot of stuff coming through, which you could tell by the mid-week post that “burned” several links, and yet we still have well over a dozen to share here for the weekend! It’s so hard to predict how things are going to “come... Read more »

Is it good news, is it bad news, who can tell?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinwburkett/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 The news has been vacillating all over the place of late regarding the nation’s job prospects … from “slowly improving” White House braces unemployed for slow job rebound to things getting worse Jobless Claims in U.S. Increased Heading Into Easter to being fairly indecisive Confidence Down Another Two Points, to... Read more »

More reading: a baker's dozen links ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/genealogyphotos/ / CC BY 2.0 Odd how this week went … as previously reported, I had all my networking events stacked up in one 27 hour period this week … and, as far as came across my radar, there weren’t other events that I was missing (at least, other free or nearly free events …... Read more »
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Too much networking?

Hunter S. Thompson once said: “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” and I’m sort at a similar juncture … not necessarily involving drugs, alcohol, violence, and insanity (although one or more of those were in evidence), but regarding networking. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_s/ / CC BY 2.0... Read more »