Archive for May 2012

Menu of Food For Thought

Menu of Food For Thought
For my usual guest-post this week, I’m going to be focusing on several items of interest, mostly to generate some conversation, engage in a little self-promotion, and hopefully, provide some online reading pleasure. And to paraphrase Jackie Gleason, away we go! As part of my Chicago Net Tuesday organizing duties, I’m often asked to participate... Read more »

Time: That Most Precious Commodity

Time: That Most Precious Commodity
It’s hard to believe that it’s not even been quite a year since I wrote about time management….and ironically, my schedule has exploded. Two – count ‘em, two – freelance projects that are coming into full bloom.  Changes in personal activities which require some shifting around of time and resources. Putting together some materials so... Read more »

So, you know you need a resume, right?

Oh, the things I do for you people! As it has no doubt become apparent, I have very little patience with the whole “resume field”, as in my struggles with finding employment over the past decade I have had my resume wrung out, shredded, reformatted, inverted, dumbed-down, anonymized, starved down to one page, ballooned out... Read more »
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Networking, networking, networking (and some links) ...

One of the topics that I keep returning to here is that of Networking … getting out of your house, perhaps getting out of “your comfort zone”, and rubbing elbows with other folks at events in the general context of what you’re looking for in your job search. As I’ve mentioned, I try very hard... Read more »

Busting THE MISSION MYTH

Busting THE MISSION MYTH
One of the habits that I’m starting to develop as part of my job search is to read more business-oriented literature – part of it is to develop that business sense, but part of it is to take advantage of an obvious gap in my experiences – that of learning how to think like a... Read more »

More Free Books …

A few weeks ago, I did a post about a bunch of books that author Scott Ginsberg was releasing in .pdf format for free. As most of these were available for order on Amazon, for various amounts, it was quite the deal. Well, it appears that Scott did that release as a lead up to... Read more »
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Stuck in the Hallway

Stuck in the Hallway
To quote Tom Petty, the waiting truly is the hardest part. Or, to use an old adage, “When one door closes, another one opens….but it’s a heck of a hallway?” I’m in the hallway. I’m currently between assignments – working on a potential freelance assignment; have a meeting for another client (which may end up being... Read more »

Guest Post: Jon Gordon

I’m sorry if you were breathlessly waiting in anticipation for the latest batch of job-search links to appear in this space, but I’ve been crazy busy with networking events (and a couple of actual assignments), and just wasn’t able to block the time out to get that pulled together this weekend. Rather than going out-of-sequence... Read more »

Networking: We're Doing It Wrong

Networking: We're Doing It Wrong
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with two colleagues – one who came in from out of town this past weekend, the other a more local colleague. Central to both conversations was the whole concept of professional networking. It got me to thinking that, in talking with many people (including the “experts”)…..we do so... Read more »
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