Tag: freelancing

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 »

Busting Myths About Freelancing

Busting Myths About Freelancing
One of the challenges of writing this blog – even if only on a weekly basis – is that sometimes, you see a problem arise, and you find that the greatest single factor in that situation….is you. In a recent conversation with a colleague, I heard the remark that as a result of one of... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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Online Moments of Inspiration

Online Moments of Inspiration
Right now, I’m feeling a little mixed – fortunately, I was able to finish some long-standing freelance projects (which are billable!). However, I am feeling a little caught between diving head-on into a job search (resumes, interviews, etc), remaining in freelance work (with the same effort put towards networking, engaging others, etc), or simply starting... Read more »

To Temp Or Not To Temp.....

To Temp Or Not To Temp.....
This has been a relatively lively week – my current freelance work for a local business development agency has expanded, including some grant writing/research work and consultation on their Facebook pages. However, I did lose a major corporate assignment, which leads me to ponder one question in my job search…. To Temp or Not To Temp... Read more »

Getting Recruited

Getting Recruited
Last week, something wonderful and remarkable happened, something which brought a great warmth to my heart, and made me feel it was Christmas three weeks early. Two – count ’em – two recruiters called me with potential positions, and one even scheduled an in-office interview. Now, admittedly, I’ve been attempting to balance the search for... Read more »
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It's Friday, no foolin' ...

Wow, it’s Friday again, huh?  I have to admit that, aside from the worry, lack of cash, and despair that’s still hovering around me, my days look a lot more like they’re being occupied by a “freelancer” than a “job seeker”, as one of the projects I’ve been working on (the one that’s paying me),... Read more »