Tired of me yet?

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Well, look at that ... this is my 100th post as The Job Stalker, having been at this for either 9 or 10 months, depending on how you want to count it, with my introductory post going up towards the end of last October, but my not "hitting the ground running" until late November.  Frankly, this blog seem to be fated to be a bit "unstuck in time" as it appears to have pre-existed Chicago Now by a couple of weeks (no, I don't know how that works, just the earliest posts by previous writer, Julie Wernau, are dated prior to the start of the site!). Go figure.

I had hoped to have had a very special 100th post that still was aligned to the "resource" theme of Wednesdays of late, but I ran into some inexplicable resistance with what would have been the subject of that, so I'm falling back on the easy concept of a "retrospective" of the first hundred posts.  Now, before you start thinking "oh, Brendan's being lazy", it not only took a lot more time to work up the following listing, but it also serves a purpose.  I'd noticed that one can't just keep "backing up" through older posts past about 40 of them, and I'd recently been wanting to refer folks to some of the earlier posts, and was frustrated in that.  I knew the posts were available (as some of Julie's still show up on the traffic reports), but didn't have a handy way of pointing folks to them ... until I remembered that I'd given them all a bit.ly URL for posting links to Twitter.

So, the list that follows is all my The Job Stalker posts since when I took over this last fall ... hope your find it handy (after the cut):

10/20/09 - Howdy ...
http://bit.ly/4mOU9i

11/19/09 - Let's get this started, shall we?
http://bit.ly/2TE6jX

11/20/09 - Some context, and places to start ...
http://bit.ly/3GFDBV

11/21/09 - Some weekend reading ...
http://bit.ly/5yaE7Y

11/23/09 - Whew ...
http://bit.ly/4HRzYW

11/24/09 - Ya gotta get out there ...
http://bit.ly/7fz0Xy

11/25/09 - Your holiday reading ...
http://bit.ly/5g7vJU

11/30/09 - An important networking tool ...
http://bit.ly/8lGQhG

12/02/09 - A web home ...
http://bit.ly/7P6ltY

12/04/09 - Some more reading ...
http://bit.ly/7GWmGQ

12/08/09 - A Book You Should Read ...
http://bit.ly/5adtQN

12/09/09 - Parties are networking events too!
http://bit.ly/8l3VwQ

12/10/09 - Holding job listings hostage ...
http://bit.ly/85G6cj

12/11/09 - A weekend's worth of links ...
http://bit.ly/5sR7U2

12/12/09 - "The Job Stalker" on ChicagoNow Radio!
http://bit.ly/6Edkuc

12/14/09 - Looking for WORK instead of a JOB ...
http://bit.ly/5f1LKG

12/18/09 - Links for your weekend ...
http://bit.ly/6lmkOC

12/21/09 - Do as I say, not as I do ...
http://bit.ly/91NHMJ

12/24/09 - Gratitude - sometimes the hardest attitude ...
http://bit.ly/8jQfXk

12/25/09 - HO, HO, HOliday reading ...
http://bit.ly/7jUObz

12/26/09 - Radio, Radio ...
http://bit.ly/5delLL

12/28/09 - When you don't fit in ...
http://bit.ly/62eoTK

01/03/10 - Well, THAT was ugly ...
http://bit.ly/67auAO

01/05/10 - A guest entry of sorts ...
http://bit.ly/4u3hqC

01/11/10 - When it rains, it pours ...
http://bit.ly/7DnDhi

01/15/10 - Struggling back ...
http://bit.ly/8HpYbB

01/18/10 - If you won't take GOOD advice ...
http://bit.ly/6UmiEM

01/23/10 - Another week's research ...
http://bit.ly/8wpAzr

01/25/10 - On-Line Robbery ...
http://bit.ly/7Xmrug

01/26/10 - Some VERY good news ...
http://bit.ly/cCYSYf

01/29/10 - Reading & Networking ...
http://bit.ly/awxDUy

02/01/10 - Towards brave new worlds ...
http://bit.ly/aOUDXy

02/02/10 - The value of a word ...
http://bit.ly/90gZ8O

02/04/10 - Organizing your time ...
http://bit.ly/a7IZuq

02/05/10 - More links from Twitter ...
http://bit.ly/bTwTlh

02/10/10 - Bits & Pieces ...
http://bit.ly/ci2x6x

02/13/10 - Research, research, and more research ...
http://bit.ly/d9vt0P

02/15/10 - Miscellania ...
http://bit.ly/95W1zr

02/17/10 - Delving deeper ...
http://bit.ly/96GfFk

02/19/10 - Links for the week ...
http://bit.ly/biQL2i

02/22/10 - The issue of trust ...
http://bit.ly/ayeciJ

02/26/10 - So many events, so little time ...
http://bit.ly/b7uIKd

03/01/10 - Getting past the stress ...
http://bit.ly/bBbczM

03/03/10 - Some more personal hints ...
http://bit.ly/a52MZ3

03/05/10 - Never enough hours in the day ...
http://bit.ly/ajowwH

03/08/10 - A Tale of Two Gurus ...
http://bit.ly/a33n1T

03/12/10 - Networking and research ...
http://bit.ly/bHxSoq

03/15/10 - Using video ...
http://bit.ly/dziIj4

03/17/10 - Jobs? What Jobs?
http://bit.ly/bxqtEG

03/19/10 - Doing battle with the baddies ...
http://bit.ly/99qRkv

03/22/10 - Revisiting recent themes ...
http://bit.ly/cW4ZxK

03/26/10 - Where to go, what to read ...
http://bit.ly/aM1P0O

03/29/10 - Being fired; going viral ...
http://bit.ly/cVMTvf

03/31/10 - Too much networking?
http://bit.ly/9Ww3tI

04/02/10 - More reading: a baker's dozen links ...
http://bit.ly/bWdmEX

04/07/10 - Is it good news, is it bad news, who can tell?
http://bit.ly/babyQF

04/09/10 - So, a bit more reading for you ...
http://bit.ly/d0Qkdj

04/12/10 - From a book, about some books ...
http://bit.ly/9oWZqz

04/16/10 - Well, THAT was interesting ...
http://bit.ly/bPkUlS

04/19/10 - The "manual" for finding a job?
http://bit.ly/affFsT

04/23/10 - I wish I was passing this on ...
http://bit.ly/cekNIQ

04/28/10 - Who to follow on Twitter ...
http://bit.ly/ayxQtF

04/30/10 - The more things change ...
http://bit.ly/bOoDFJ

05/03/10 - Back on the radio ...
http://bit.ly/b6YkAq

05/05/10 - When a job isn't a "job" ...
http://bit.ly/9xpKsd

05/07/10 - More reading than I expected ...
http://bit.ly/crieil

05/10/10 - Saving you a ton of money ...
http://bit.ly/axh3tt

05/14/10 - Oops, there we go ...
http://bit.ly/dv3z7O

05/19/10 - A new feature ...
http://bit.ly/axWNj0

05/22/10 - A day late ...
http://bit.ly/9xEKGt

05/24/10 - Maybe something that's NOT a job ...
http://bit.ly/9M3hMO

05/28/10 - From deep amid the chaos ...
http://bit.ly/9kKuL2

05/31/10 - What do you say when ...
http://bit.ly/cbNUe7

06/02/10 - Another local resource ...
http://bit.ly/aMDzO8

06/04/10 - Some things you know ...
http://bit.ly/cxhyvs

06/07/10 - Not just for newbies ...
http://bit.ly/akn66Y

06/11/10 - Networking and research ...
http://bit.ly/bqyVFX

06/14/10 - Something old, something new ...
http://bit.ly/bQGWv7

06/16/10 - Someone else you should know ...
http://bit.ly/bOlnjo

06/18/10 - Some weeks it pours ...
http://bit.ly/9eduDe

06/21/10 - A beautiful day in the neighborhood ...
http://bit.ly/byzqyd

06/25/10 - The best-laid schemes ...
http://bit.ly/b3QPYQ

06/30/10 - A little change is good, no?
http://bit.ly/9yG5Xr

07/02/10 - Well, there you go ...
http://bit.ly/aUSxKx

07/07/10 - I got nuthin' ...
http://bit.ly/c451pO

07/09/10 - These are dark days ...
http://bit.ly/9uxnEa

07/16/10 - I'm just a guy who needs a job ...
http://bit.ly/9wI5Zl

07/19/10 - Something beyond a job ...
http://bit.ly/aKDsHu

07/21/10 - It's nice to be noticed ...
http://bit.ly/bXpQrf

07/23/10 - Things you should have read ...
http://bit.ly/deO85E

07/26/10 - A little bit of levity ...
http://bit.ly/bRlYxY

07/30/10 - Sometimes the reading burns ...
http://bit.ly/cy2fhK

08/02/10 - Some skills that will help ...
http://bit.ly/bEImez

08/04/10 - Some other folks on Twitter ...
http://bit.ly/aSNjfB

08/06/10 - The week, and some reading for you ...
http://bit.ly/aGfRWJ

08/09/10 - Good book, might be useful ...
http://bit.ly/aTtpQo

08/11/10 - A Chicago institution ...
http://bit.ly/cdaCKA

08/13/10 - Another crazy week, another bunch of links ...
http://bit.ly/9vipxh

08/16/10 - Have it your way ...
http://bit.ly/9jFNNA

As I've noted previously, I never anticipated being unemployed this long ... heck, I thought I was going to be back to work before I took over writing this.  As much as I might enjoy penning these little missives to you all, I sure hope I get hired sooner than later and become "disqualified" for The Job Stalker gig!

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