Archive for January 2012

Landing a Job at a Top Tech Company …

Finally, I have another book to bring you that’s “on topic” … as I’ve no doubt mentioned, I try very hard to read 72 non-fiction books a year, but only a relatively small sub-set of those are “business” books, and, of them, only about half are about the job search, so … unless I’m on... Read more »

Perhaps it's just fate …

Nearing the three year mark in my current job search, there is great temptation to figure that I’m doomed and/or damned to being unemployed in the current economy. You’ve read the posts … but I’m not planning on this being another angry, bitter rant, instead I thought I’d bring in something light-hearted: Your career path,... Read more »

Closing Those Resume Gaps

Closing Those Resume Gaps
Recently, I had the opportunity to ask several of my fellow Chicago Now bloggers for ideas about what to write about. Granted, being a job seeker/freelance-between-gigs kind of person who only posts here once a week, you would think that thinking up a topic would come easy….but alas, it hasn’t. (It also would have been helpful... Read more »
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How Soon Is Now?

You know, a lot of people want to be helpful, but really can’t do anything (that they can think of) for one’s job search, and, much like they might for terminal cancer patients, will offer up empty platitudes as to how they’re sure you’ll find something very soon. The other day I was listening to... Read more »

Online Moments of Inspiration

Online Moments of Inspiration
Right now, I’m feeling a little mixed – fortunately, I was able to finish some long-standing freelance projects (which are billable!). However, I am feeling a little caught between diving head-on into a job search (resumes, interviews, etc), remaining in freelance work (with the same effort put towards networking, engaging others, etc), or simply starting... Read more »

To Temp Or Not To Temp.....

To Temp Or Not To Temp.....
This has been a relatively lively week – my current freelance work for a local business development agency has expanded, including some grant writing/research work and consultation on their Facebook pages. However, I did lose a major corporate assignment, which leads me to ponder one question in my job search…. To Temp or Not To Temp... Read more »
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Back to the grind ...

Well. I’m certainly back into the grind. The holidays were pretty much a blank for “professional” networking once the various holiday parties petered out, and I’m sure my family appreciated having me around the house more than usual (or not). But this past week things have picked up. In fact, I was off at three... Read more »

The Job Stalking Game is Afoot!

The Job Stalking Game is Afoot!
I’m sure that, for this New Year, you may be considering finding an alternative resource for your inspiration. After all, the usual positive reinforcing, go-out-and-get-them platitudes from many a career coach/online pundit seem to blend together after awhile. Let me suggest that, as a publicly acknowledged contributor to the Baker Street Blog, that you consider... Read more »

And never brought to mind …

I really wish that I’d had some books to bring you all on these recent Mondays, but out of the last dozen books I’ve read, only two had anything vaguely to do with the job search, one that I covered at the beginning of December, and one that I haven’t gotten around to reviewing as... Read more »
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