Posts in category "Inspiration"

Giving Notice and Moving On....

Giving Notice and Moving On....
It’s the one subject I haven’t covered yet….but now, it seems all too timely. First, this is going to be my final guest post for Job Stalker - I have already e-mailed Brendan (did so two weeks ago). I wish I could say that I’ve found a steady gig, but I’ve been fortunate enough to keep... Read more »

The Tipping Point of Bacon

The Tipping Point of Bacon
Awhile ago, I posted an an entry on another blog focusing on Google’s new Bacon Number algorithm in the context of LinkedIn’s new board-focused search feature. But for many of us seeking employment, we tend to hear certain buzzwords a little too repeatedly….and inaccurately. We all know people who’ve used them – words like “maven” and... Read more »

The Golden Rule of Job Search Burnout

The Golden Rule of Job Search Burnout
I know, I know, you didn’t see my weekly guest post last week….but I have a good excuse. Actually, several. First, I had three – count them, three, phone interviews in the past few weeks. Fortunately, they came just before a really nasty cold last Tuesday, providing me with a great opportunity to get some... Read more »
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Links to Look At

Yes, it’s that time once again – time for me to drop in with some reading suggestions. Thankfully, job seeking – as well as launching a new socially good-oriented tech blog – has kept me busy.  Also had a great interview yesterday,  and I was able to hang out last week with some of my... Read more »

The Double-Edged Sword of Freelancing

The Double-Edged Sword of Freelancing
In all honesty…I should have seen this coming.fore It’s an exchange that I’m having a bit more frequently when interviewing for full time positions. Without being too specific, the conversation usually tends to go a little something like this: THEM: It looks like you’re currently freelancing – why would you want to work full-time. ME:... Read more »

Join Our Blogging Team!

Join Our Blogging Team!
(Note: portions of this post appeared on my personal blog) As many of you may be aware, chief job stalker Brendan has been working on a project that has been taking up much of his time. My freelance activities, and new Chicago Now blog (focusing on my professional interests), are taking up more of my... Read more »
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Good Prep Work For Job Stalking

Good Prep Work For Job Stalking
NOTE: a complimentary copy was provided for purposes of review. My opinions are my own This book review is provided as a way to educate my fellow job seekers…as well as encourage employers to reconsider some of their practices. In terms of career development, Leigh Branham’s The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave is critical reading, focusing... Read more »

Links to Help With Post-Olympic Withdrawal

Links to Help With Post-Olympic Withdrawal
This week, have to admit – I’m in a bit of a creative lull. Reading a job-related book for review for the next few weeks; several key networking events (including a breakfast and meetup on Thursday), and I’m starting to gain some traction in terms of freelance work. (Still plugging away at the job search,... Read more »

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 »
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Job Seeking Tips For Any Age

Job Seeking Tips For Any Age
Sometimes, when seeking work (either freelance or full-time), I find myself reading many articles that clearly define an issue…and some that make them more complex. On the “clearly defining” the issue, Kyle Lagunas (HR Analyst for Software Advice) e-mailed me and asked me write about an article he wrote on job seeking advice for Generation... Read more »