Category: Calendar

Putting Myself Out There

Putting Myself Out There
Right now, I’m in a semi-regular position with the job search – I’m coasting on some freelance work (lost out on a potential fun job, but continuing to seek more clients); questioning whether I truly am “unemployed” based on a friend’s comment (my answer – I’m probably more underemployed than employed); and resenting those who... Read more »

The Fine Art of Linking In

The Fine Art of Linking In
Let me just come out and say it: Linked In is possibly my favorite social network. Sure, you think, I’m only saying that because I’m writing a post about the experience of job seeking, but it’s one of the most versatile tools – it allows me to see who I know, serving as an online... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

Your Pre-Valentine's Day Networking Post

Your Pre-Valentine's Day Networking Post
There’s an old saying – “When one door closes, another door opens….but it’s a hell of a hallway.” And I feel like I’ve been in the hallway for awhile. It’s less about worrying about an income (my sole freelance client is providing plenty of work) and more about moving forward. I have been submitting my... Read more »
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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 »

Digging Into a Winter Job Search

Digging Into a Winter Job Search
Yes, as the seasons change, and that familiar chill fills the air, there’s one thought that often makes its way in many a job stalker’s mind (including, well, mine): “Gee, since the weather’s getting colder, how do I plan to keep job seeking when it’s not that nice outside” (Yes, I’m well aware that I’m... Read more »

Talking Turkey About Holiday Job Stalking

Talking Turkey About Holiday Job Stalking
It’s that time of year – you know, when you see an abundance of orange and brown; when turkey comes into food fashion; and when announcements of Black Friday sales are in the air. Pretty soon, the holidays will be upon us. And for many job stalkers – including myself – it brings a curious... Read more »
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This Week's Job Hunting Guide

Photo via Wiki Commons OK, boys and girls, get out your iPhones, laptops and crackberries, this week’s events seem to be all about social media, which works for me since I’m a total addict. The more you learn about how to leverage social media to aid your job search, the better off you’ll be. So... Read more »