Archive for February 2011

You might find this useful ...

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been writing book reviews in my other blogs for quite some time now, and when I took up the reins on The Job Stalker it seemed to make sense to start passing along info on books that I felt were important either for the job search or for emerging trends in... Read more »

Networking, contacts, and links (oh my!) ...

Had a bit of a whirlwind day yesterday … my alma mater (Lawrence University) hosted the first event for a new Chicago-area alumni group at lunch (a great success with 80 attendees), which was followed by a meeting with folks from one of my consulting projects (about a new thing they’re pitching involving Second Life),... Read more »

Guest post: Ellen Berry ...

Saved by the inbox, again!  As I noted a few posts back, I really didn’t have a lot of stuff “in the hopper” for this week, but was contacted by somebody at BrainTrack.com about having one of their writers do a guest post … which (especially for “industry Wednesdays”) I always welcome.  This week we... Read more »
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Getting out of the house ... or not ...

Even infrequent readers of this space will recall that I, generally speaking, have an extremely low opinion of “job fairs”, having attended dozens over the past couple of years, the vast majority of which were a total waste of time (no, I do not want to sell your insurance, thanks).  There have been a few... Read more »

Where is all this going wrong?

Went to the Social Media Club of Chicago’s monthly event last night, which was great … saw a lot of folks I know, listened to an interesting speaker (and got a copy of her new book), and generally had a productive, albeit “unfocused” networking event.  But, what was the one thing that stuck with me? ... Read more »

Another milestone, catching up ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterlibrary/5425248883/ So, last Friday’s post was my 150th as The Job Stalker, and (as I noted at my hundredth post) I certainly never anticipated being out of a job this long!  On post #100 I did an update that provided direct links to all the preceding posts, and I figured that catching up from there... Read more »
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The hidden job market ...

The hidden job market ...
I’m strangely excited to be able to bring you an actual job search book this week!  As enthusiastic as I’ve been for the various Social Media releases that I’ve been featuring here, I do realize that these are not as to-the-point for everybody else’s job search as they are for mine.  The current book, Donald... Read more »

A need to read ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kthbiblioteket/4362639628/ Wouldn’t that make a great title for a very limited-action movie?  Yeah, sometimes my week’s like that.  I have a few less links this week than I’d prefer (even with “holding over” some from last week), because I was out of the office at a client’s location twice this week … and somehow, if... Read more »

Guest Post: Jane Sanders

This week, for an “industry” piece, we have a guest post from Jane Sanders who blogs for DebtManagement.net, a site which bills itself as “a resource for people who want to eliminate debt or avoid it in the first place”.  Obviously, for those of us experiencing long-term joblessness, debt is a constant issue, so I... Read more »
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This could be good for you ...

When I set into writing my review of David Meerman Scott’s Real-Time Marketing and PR I realized that this is very much a book for businesses and is not really targeted to individuals at all.  It’s a testament to how engagingly it is written that this particular fact had not crept into my consciousness the... Read more »