Archive for December 2011

A new start in the New Year?

Saying “a new start” is so much nicer sounding than “being back at square one” or “back to zero”, isn’t it? Tellingly, it’s usually the people who HAVE jobs that are are chipper and cheery about one’s prospects with a new year. Well, I hate to tell you, but sticking a new calendar up on... Read more »

Making Job Search Resolutions That Stick

Making Job Search Resolutions That Stick
In this period – the week of limbo between Christmas and New Year’s – it is sorely tempting to either lay back and avoid doing anything towards job seeking (because – let’s face it – very few people are available) or to dive head-first into job search tasks (with a high level of frustration because... Read more »

Make A List, Check It Twice

Make A List, Check It Twice
It’s probably one of the best tools a job seeker like me could have….but also one that is more than likely not used as frequently. It’s also a shame, because it’s helped me stay organized, on track, and quite honestly, helped me accomplish more. I’m talking, of course, about the plucky to-do list. Right now,... Read more »
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Another note on networking …

I am, frankly, exhausted from the number of networking events that I’ve been off to in the past few weeks. As I’ve noted previously, I try to get out to at least 2 things, be they breakfasts, conferences, expos, or evening events per week (and try to limit myself to 4, or I get wiped... Read more »

Building A "Big Enough" Company (or Job Search)

Building A "Big Enough" Company (or Job Search)
(Note – in the interest of full disclosure, I received a complimentary copy for attending a seminar put on by the authors. A special thanks to Mark J. Carter for inviting me). In the past (before I had the ability to post directly), I had written about how as job seekers, we’re automatically entrepreneurs. We’re... Read more »

Bitter, Angry, and Despondent ...

My apologies, again, for not posting much. Honestly, I’m battling depression these days. When I took over writing The Job Stalker in November of 2009, I figured that I’d be doing it for six, nine months max. As I’ve noted, I’m not a “career coach” or HR guy, and I’ve pretty much run through my... Read more »
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Getting Recruited

Getting Recruited
Last week, something wonderful and remarkable happened, something which brought a great warmth to my heart, and made me feel it was Christmas three weeks early. Two – count ‘em – two recruiters called me with potential positions, and one even scheduled an in-office interview. Now, admittedly, I’ve been attempting to balance the search for... Read more »

Facts vs. a good story …

How did it get to be Monday? I’m sorry about not having a “link dump” up on Friday, but this was my elder daughter’s 16th birthday weekend, and we’ve been busy trying to make that as special as we could, given my being out of work for two and a half years. I’d tried to... Read more »