Tag: Job search

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

The Fine Art of Linking In

The Fine Art of Linking In
Let me just come out and say it: Linked In is possibly my favorite social network. Sure, you think, I’m only saying that because I’m writing a post about the experience of job seeking, but it’s one of the most versatile tools – it allows me to see who I know, serving as an online... Read more »
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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 »