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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

And sometimes it's different …

So, another week of busy-busy and I’ve not had a chance to keep up with Twitter, or much else that’s not related to the two projects that I’m currently working on, so I don’t have links to bring you today. Those 12 links, week-in and week-out, represented the fruits of something like 25 hours of... Read more »
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Job Stalking Tips....of Bronze!

Job Stalking Tips....of Bronze!
Given that today is a national holiday, when we celebrate our independence, I thought I would draft a unique essay by using a character who is a cornerstone of Amercan popular culture – a hidden cornerstone – and basically use that as a way to discuss the job hunt. Doc Savage will be celebrating his... Read more »