Posts tagged "freelancing"

Giving Notice and Moving On....

Giving Notice and Moving On....
It’s the one subject I haven’t covered yet….but now, it seems all too timely. First, this is going to be my final guest post for Job Stalker - I have already e-mailed Brendan (did so two weeks ago). I wish I could say that I’ve found a steady gig, but I’ve been fortunate enough to keep... Read more »

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 »

The Golden Rule of Job Search Burnout

The Golden Rule of Job Search Burnout
I know, I know, you didn’t see my weekly guest post last week….but I have a good excuse. Actually, several. First, I had three – count them, three, phone interviews in the past few weeks. Fortunately, they came just before a really nasty cold last Tuesday, providing me with a great opportunity to get some... Read more »
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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 »

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 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 »

Menu of Food For Thought

Menu of Food For Thought
For my usual guest-post this week, I’m going to be focusing on several items of interest, mostly to generate some conversation, engage in a little self-promotion, and hopefully, provide some online reading pleasure. And to paraphrase Jackie Gleason, away we go! As part of my Chicago Net Tuesday organizing duties, I’m often asked to participate... Read more »
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Time: That Most Precious Commodity

Time: That Most Precious Commodity
It’s hard to believe that it’s not even been quite a year since I wrote about time management….and ironically, my schedule has exploded. Two – count ‘em, two – freelance projects that are coming into full bloom.  Changes in personal activities which require some shifting around of time and resources. Putting together some materials so... Read more »