Archive for November 2011

Digging Into a Winter Job Search

Digging Into a Winter Job Search
Yes, as the seasons change, and that familiar chill fills the air, there’s one thought that often makes its way in many a job stalker’s mind (including, well, mine): “Gee, since the weather’s getting colder, how do I plan to keep job seeking when it’s not that nice outside” (Yes, I’m well aware that I’m... Read more »

Grab more attention for your job search ...

Yes, this one is a bit of a stretch. I’d been queried by the good folks at Wiley if I’d be interested in getting a copy of Ross Shafer’s Grab More Market Share: How to Wrangle Business Away from Lazy Competitors and almost said “no”, since the evident target for the book is business owners,... Read more »

12 Job Search Links and an E-Book

Did everybody have an OK Thanksgiving? Obviously, if you’re in the same sort of spot that I am, with no job, very little hope at the moment, and the Holidays bearing down on you, I’m not going to make you feel any worse by asking if you had a nice Thanksgiving. When the stuff you’re... Read more »
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Gaining Worldly Wisdom

Gaining Worldly Wisdom
As a job seeker, I have to say publicly….there are way too many books on job search strategy and business strategy. I’m also a little disheartened at the way in which a more militaristic, go-get-’em approach is being proposed in business: when classics such as The Art of War or The Prince are used as ways to develop... Read more »

Guest Post: Kelly Austin

I was planning on bringing you a book review today, but my weekend got backed up and I didn’t get a chance to write reviews. Oh, well … maybe next week. Fortunately, I did have a piece in my inbox by Kelly Austin of HigherSalary.com, a site which provides info on various careers, with descriptions... Read more »

Dodging Depression …

One of the hardest things (once you get past the “no money to pay bills” stuff) about being out of work is how not having a job rips away your self esteem. For most people, their identity with their work is a substantial part of the their self-image, and not having some work context there... Read more »
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Talking Turkey About Holiday Job Stalking

Talking Turkey About Holiday Job Stalking
It’s that time of year – you know, when you see an abundance of orange and brown; when turkey comes into food fashion; and when announcements of Black Friday sales are in the air. Pretty soon, the holidays will be upon us. And for many job stalkers – including myself – it brings a curious... Read more »

Deep amid the job search …

So, situations conspired to make this link dump not happen on Friday, but as I didn’t have book-ish thing to bring you on Monday, I figured that I’d get this up “whenever”. Frankly, after several weeks of having a dozen links ready to go by early in the week, I was scraping to get a... Read more »

Libraries: A Job Stalker's Best Friend

After months of work, Brendan has finally enabled me to post directly to this very blog! So although you may miss Brendan’s pithy introductions, now I can actually post my weekly entry directly….and I can even do it from the convenience of my local library. We’ve all read about possible impending budget cuts (and some... Read more »
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Guerrilla Job Search ...

This was a release from Wiley (who very kindly sent me a review copy) that came out back in May … I guess there’s a “Guerrilla Marketing” series out (my wife has one sitting on her desk about “going green” or something along those lines), and this is their Job Hunting (in its third edition,... Read more »