Posts in category "Resumes"

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 »

Adding To Your Reading List

Adding To Your Reading List
Hard to believe that 2012 is halfway over (or that much closer to the end of the Mayan calendar. It seems like yesterday, I was posting about job seeking in the winter, the joys of freelancing….actually, I was posting yesterday, but that’s not the point. In the spirit of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of... Read more »

Through A Glass Door (Dot Com) Brightly

Through A Glass Door (Dot Com) Brightly
Occasionally, there will be a unique confluence of events – things happen which seem a little too convenient to be coincidental, but not enough to seem forced. So when I discovered Glassdoor just a few weeks before being asked to write about it by a blogging pal of mine…..it just seemed natural for me to... Read more »
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Creatively Procrastinating

Creatively Procrastinating
This is always the most uncomfortable part of the job search – waiting. Staying patient while continuing to not only apply to positions, but after scheduling networking sessions (both large and small), doing whatever follow-ups are needed…has always been a challenge to me. So I spend most of my time doing research, which means reading... Read more »

Linking Into Job Stalking Success

Linking Into Job Stalking Success
Last Wednesday afternoon, I achieved a personal best when it comes to job stalking. Heading into the Loop for an afternoon meeting, I checked e-mail on my smartphone, and found a request for a connection via Linked In, with an urgent request for a phone call. Although yes, I could have used the Android application... Read more »

Closing Those Resume Gaps

Closing Those Resume Gaps
Recently, I had the opportunity to ask several of my fellow Chicago Now bloggers for ideas about what to write about. Granted, being a job seeker/freelance-between-gigs kind of person who only posts here once a week, you would think that thinking up a topic would come easy….but alas, it hasn’t. (It also would have been helpful... Read more »
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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 »

Resume advice for professional eaters

Great resume advice this morning on WGN-AM Radio from ResuMAYDAY’s Lauren Milligan. She answered a lot of my questions about the “objective,” which I’ve taken to leaving off my resume altogether because, as she explains, no matter what you write, you’ll sound like you are an utterly boring and sad individual. That blueberry pie eating contest from 2004. Employers,... Read more »