Posts tagged "books"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Getting That Dream Job

Getting That Dream Job
(Yes, I received a free copy of the book for purposes of review. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way….) One of the things that has been really frustrating in terms of job seeking has been the huge amount of content about how to find/get/keep a job. Most of the “conventional” wisdom tends... 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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The Benefits of Uncommon Wisdom

The Benefits of Uncommon Wisdom
One of the relative advantages of freelancing is that it provides more time for reading (at least, sitting in the comfort of my apartment rather than on the bus or train). I’ve been making more of an effort to read business-oriented books; part of it is wanting to broaden my mind (after all, I’m used... Read more »

A sale you shouldn't miss ...

Photo courtesy http://www.open-books.org As I probably have mentioned, back in the 90′s I ran my own publishing house, which I built from scratch following the Parliament of the World’s Religions here in Chicago in 1993.  At the Parliament I’d met a lot of people who had interesting manuscripts “sitting in a drawer at home”, which... Read more »

Guest Post: Seth Godin ...

Another week without a proper “book feature” … sorry about that!  As I’ve noted, of the 72+ non-fiction books that I read each year, “job search” titles have tended to be a vanishingly small element, although in the course of writing The Job Stalker this has certainly increased.  I am, frankly, in the middle of... Read more »
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Some freebies for you ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephmcg/1592886057/ I don’t have a book to bring you this week, or at least I’ve not done a review of one to chat about or have an author interview.  However, I do have a couple of books to point you to, which at least keeps the theme happening! This was inspired by a mailing from... Read more »