Archive for April 2012

Just pushing forward ...

OK … really wish I had some “trending” stuff to bring you here this week, but I’m drawing pretty much a blank. I could talk about some random “networking” things, but none of these have been particularly useful/ interesting of late; I could talk about interviews and such, but nothing’s been evolving on the handful... Read more »

Looking Good While Job Stalking

Looking Good While Job Stalking
It’s the kind of subject that rarely – if ever – comes up in the context of job seeking: how to be stylish and look good without breaking the bank. Staying sharp in appearance without worrying about having to choose between Ramen Noodles and real food because one needs a new tie. (Thankfully, I’m not... Read more »

When is a book post not a book post?

There is a subtle pun in operation in the title, but you’ll have to go check my review site later to get it. But, how can I be doing a “book feature” here without having a review of a book to feature? Well, it’s because today I’m pointing you to a whole bunch of books... Read more »
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There Need Be ONLY ONE …

Yeah, going for a whole Highlander thing there with the pic and the title, but, seriously, a variation of this has become something of a mantra as my job search has dragged on … “It only takes one, it only takes One, it only takes ONE!” … I’m not looking for a lot of jobs,... Read more »

Getting That Dream Job

Getting That Dream Job
(Yes, I received a free copy of the book for purposes of review. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way….) One of the things that has been really frustrating in terms of job seeking has been the huge amount of content about how to find/get/keep a job. Most of the “conventional” wisdom tends... Read more »

With the barkers and the colored balloons …

I’d been feeling bad about not having had any books to feature here that were specifically about the job search, but I’d just not had any come my way in the past several months. So, I was pretty excited when Ten Speed Press contacted me to see if I wanted to get a review copy... Read more »
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Turning Rebellion Into Money (Updated 0416)

Turning Rebellion Into Money (Updated 0416)
Sometimes I wonder, in the midst of all this job seeking, networking, co-working, etc., if maybe – just maybe – my efforts are being focused in the wrong direction. It’s something a lot of job seekers face – that feeling of utter frustration about doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting a different... Read more »

Building from the ground up

Here’s another “not a book about the job search” book that I think you might find entertaining, and possibly of use. As you may recall, I’ve occasionally featured some of Harvey Mackay’s columns as “guest posts” in here, and I get his newsletter on a regular basis. A while back he was being very enthusiastic... Read more »

When “Pro Bono” IS the Job Search …

Wish I had something “meaty” to pass along to you this week, but it’s been a whirlwind and I’ve not had a lot of navel-gazing time to come up with some “post theme”. Usually busy = good, but most of my busy right now is unpaid, so I’m less enthusiastic about that than I would... Read more »
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Job Stalking and Saying "No"

Job Stalking and Saying "No"
True story: it was a luncheon held after a successful “launch” of a new media venture. Immediately, the gathering turned from a general social outing to a more formal, business planning session, and I was forced to do something that I have found myself  doing more frequently: saying “no” to such big plans. Like many... Read more »