Archive for August 2011

Job Seekers Behaving Badly

It’s Wednesday, and that means I’m again handing over the reins of The Job Stalker to co-blogger Gordon Dymowski “for something completely different”. In this installment he’s taking a look at a couple of job seekers who “are doing it wrong” … although it seems to me that until I find a job, I must be... Read more »

Some ways to make money you may not have considered ...

Well, Job Stalker readers, I made a semi-Herculean effort to get this book feature done for you today … I’d hoped to have had the book finished by this past weekend, but “stuff happened” and I found myself this afternoon looking at having to a) finish reading the book, b) writing a review for my... Read more »

From my recent reading ...

I guess missing a couple of weeks with the link dump, and building up a bit of a backlog, has worked out pretty well, as at the moment, I’m a bit ahead of things. As regular readers know, I’m somewhat obsessive about keeping up with Twitter, as it’s my main news and job-lead source (and... Read more »
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Applying SEO to the job search …

This week co-Job Stalker Gordon Dymowski leads us off into strange waters where he takes the principles of “search engine optimization” and applies them to the job search. One of the less appealing aspects to where the Web has gone over the past five years or so is into the area of SEO, where what... Read more »

An approach to marketing …

Some of the books that I’ve featured in The Job Stalker have been “marketing” books and not about the job search per se. The present book is sort of in an in-between zone. Patrick Schwerdtfeger’s Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed: Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility and Crush Your Competition is also sort of in a “grey... Read more »

Some links for you …

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve managed a “link dump” … I’m still fighting with the new Chicago Now interface (it’s taking 3x as long as it used to to get a post up!), and the formatting that I’d been doing on these is very difficult to replicate under the new system. I’ve... Read more »
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It's bigger on the inside …

This week co-Job Stalker Gordon Dymowski takes us to one of his favorite places, the world of Doctor Who. I must admit to having been a relatively enthusiastic fan of the show (as witnessed by my rack of dozens of VHS tapes, containing episodes recorded from the air back in the early 80′s) for quite... Read more »

Guest post – Harvey Mackay …

Hey, Job Stalker readers … I’d hoped to have had a new book ready to go for you this week, but my past week or so “got complicated” and I ended up getting off what I had hoped to have been my schedule (also resulting on it getting to be Sunday night before I realized... Read more »

Scheduling for the job hunt …

Once again, sorry for the gaps in posts here … I’ve had several projects that got into “must finish” states that pushed writing for The Job Stalker right off the calendar. Fortunately, Gordon has been more on-the-ball, and has a new piece here for you. Interestingly, it suggests to me that were I to keep... Read more »
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Getting the interview ...

We have another thoughtful piece from co-Job Stalker, Gordon Dymowski, today, looking at what’s involved with interviewing. This is a sore subject for me, as I get so very few interviews, and am always amazed at the folks who can crank through several every month … but, then again, I guess those are the “square... Read more »