Archive for November 2010

Another book you should read ...

Yes, we have another “Book Feature” this week, which is usually a good sign that the book in question is not close enough to the job search for me to reach out to get an “Author Interview” to accompany it.  It’s also pretty likely that, if I’m featuring a book, I’ve found in it something... Read more »

This one really got to me ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/algenta/2262157721/ I’ve got to admit that some times these Friday “link dump” posts are somewhat “mailed in”, not that they’re not a massive amount of work (80% of my Twitter reading is split between looking for job leads and looking for good pieces about the Job Search to bring you), but once the links are... Read more »

Want to improve your skill set?

As I’ve previously noted, since I’ve been writing The Job Stalker and featuring my book reviews in here, I’ve been on the receiving end of the occasional review copy of “business” books.  Some of these I never get around to (I believe I’ve mentioned that “business” reading is not one of my favored genres), and... Read more »
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So frustrating ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshsemans/3753341694/ I had a small editing assignment, a proof-read and punch-up of a web site, which filled up 3 hours of my day today.  It was so refreshing.  I’ve been spending pretty much all day, every day, for eighteen months now flogging the job search, and I am, frankly, sick of it.  So, it was... Read more »

Are "job fairs" totally useless?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lobsterboy1980/3236053870/ Hey, once again I don’t have something “exciting” for you for this mid-week missive … sorry about that!  I’ve been, frankly, surprised at the reluctance of some folks in the “job industry” to have a profile in here.  One would think they’d be all over that, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. ... Read more »

The entrepreneurial option ...

Although, for various reasons, I am hell-bent on getting “a job” at this point in my life, I have spent the vast majority of my career in entrepreneurial situations, first in a “family business”, then in my own business, then in my wife’s (former) business, and most recently in a tech start-up of which I... Read more »
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Mailing it in ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/valerianasolaris/3626032099/ Soooo … this looks like it’s going to be one of those “apology fest” posts …  please excuse me while I change into my hair shirt.  First of all, sorry for there not being a post on Wednesday.  I was off at the monthly ChicagoNow tweetup on Tuesday and ran into a gal there... Read more »

Schrödinger's candidate ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/azaraskin/2667522227/ I’m pretty sure this is going to be a less-than popular post, since I don’t have any book “in the hopper” (well, I do, but not far enough along in the process!), I didn’t get anybody “in the industry” to either let me re-print one of their posts or do an interview, and I’ve... Read more »

A bit more personal than usual ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhilung/3351966760/ Well, I’m supposed to hear today whether I’m the choice (out of three “finalists”) for this Marketing Communications job that I’ve been in the interview process on over the past few weeks.  As regular readers of this space know, I’ve been out of work a LONG time, and I’m “on pins and needles” waiting... Read more »
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Some "superific" networking ...

It’s been a while (I think) since I’ve updated what I’ve been doing in terms of networking, perhaps due to being somewhat abashed at my networking vs. what’s being recommended in the various books I’ve covered here.  I guess if I was one of those guys with a defined career path from which I could... Read more »