Posts in category "Unemployables"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Plan a Career Start-Up

Plan a Career Start-Up
Recently, I found myself talking to a friend whom I hadn’t seen awhile at a large scale networking event. She had remarked, after telling her of my various experiences, that I was a busy guy, and I realized that I had engaged in a slight shift in perception – seeing my career as less about... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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My Hyphenated Job Search

My Hyphenated Job Search
Like my fellow job stalker Brendan, I’m entering another year’s worth of unemployment (although for me, it’s year # 2). But in all honesty, it’s not as dramatic….after all, I’ve been able to keep afloat, and then I realized (and by “realized” I mean “came to a conclusion after reading several online articles”) that career... Read more »