Archive for March 2012

No, I didn't win it either …

So, here I am again, not the winner of the humongous Mega Millions prize. Bummer. I wrote a post over in my main blog about it. Oddly, the first of the links this week is on the subject of the lottery, go figure. Have a couple of observations today … you know how those “thanks,... Read more »

The Co-Working Games

The Co-Working Games
Yes, in a little less than a month after writing about the topic, I’m revisiting the topic of co-working, or “getting together with others to work on freelance work”. Now granted, the more cynical of you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, Gordon, if you’re freelancing, doesn’t that count as working?”  To which I would... Read more »

Some Webinars For You ...

What? A Job Stalker post on Tuesday? Yeah, I know, it’s bizarre … but I had a couple of things that weren’t places I was wanting to send resumes off to in my Chrome tab bar, that weren’t exactly fodder for the link list, and I was afraid they’d get lost before I’d figure out... Read more »
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Getting out there …

As I’ve mentioned repeatedly, I try, on an on-going basis, to get out to 2-4 networking events of various types per week. If I manage less than two, I feel like I’m “slacking”, but I’ve discovered that if I grind out more than four in a week, I’m pretty wiped out, and want to spend... Read more »

Busting Myths About Freelancing

Busting Myths About Freelancing
One of the challenges of writing this blog – even if only on a weekly basis – is that sometimes, you see a problem arise, and you find that the greatest single factor in that situation….is you. In a recent conversation with a colleague, I heard the remark that as a result of one of... Read more »

Apply This Week …

Here’s something to put on your to-do list for this upcoming week … check out the Chicago Career Tech organization’s training programs … the applications for the next round of these need to be in by March 23rd (this Friday)! More information is HERE Personally, I’d be all over this, but because I’ve been out... Read more »
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Creatively Procrastinating

Creatively Procrastinating
This is always the most uncomfortable part of the job search – waiting. Staying patient while continuing to not only apply to positions, but after scheduling networking sessions (both large and small), doing whatever follow-ups are needed…has always been a challenge to me. So I spend most of my time doing research, which means reading... Read more »

Lots of Links a Little Late ...

Aren’t we all glad that Gordon Dymowski is doing regular Wednesday posts for The Job Stalker? Obviously, I’m having a hard time with regular postings here, so it’s great that he’s been able to keep things going here and avoiding long stretches of content-less silence. I have a whole litany of excuses why I’ve been... Read more »

The Joys of Co-Working

The Joys of Co-Working
Sometimes, being in a freelance state of mind definitely has its benefits. Awhile ago, I received an e-mail from a pal who is seeking work after being a stay-at-home-dad. He had suggested a small group of us who were seeking work in unique niches pool our resources – that way, we could share leads, network... Read more »
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