Posts in category "Rejection"

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 »

Networking: We're *Still* Doing It Wrong

Networking: We're *Still* Doing It Wrong
Almost six  months ago, I wrote about the ways in which job seekers might be harming themselves when networking.  Granted, it was a very simple note….but in the intervening months, I’ve come across some other major faux pas. So for this week’s guest post, I’m going to focus on some further ways – both major... Read more »

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 »
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More Job Seekers Behaving Badly

More Job Seekers Behaving Badly
Awhile ago, I had posted an entry about two job seekers who tended to….well, behave in a very counterproductive manner, to put it gently. In that time, I thought that maybe my own patience would grow and I would learn to accept that kind of behavior – at the very least, accept in a way... Read more »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

The Perils of Positive Thinking

The Perils of Positive Thinking
My past week of job stalking has been a series of highs and lows. Highs include a very successful pitch with a potential freelance gig, but with the concurrent wait. Several employers e-mailed me for interview days and times….and never called back after my response. I was able to send a plethora of applications out... Read more »
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Ah, rejection!

Sara Shiffman, a Chicagoan who has been looking for jobs in public relations for eight months, will be guest blogging occassionally on The Job Stalker about her quest to find a job in Chicago. If you like her, give the girl some props. Or better yet, a job. Ah, rejection; the oh-so bitter, constant companion of the... Read more »